‘New’ Mehari goes electric
A Citroën 2CV restoration specialist is to start selling electrically-powered Mehari utilty vehicles built up from spares.
A French firm called Casiss has created the brand new open-top Mehari, produced from 1968-1988, from the original tooling. The basic off-roaders, named the Electric Eden will be available via the 2CVShop in Warminster, Wiltshire.
‘Being electric, they are very different to the original but we believe there is a market for them,’ says the 2CVShop’s Darren Arthur. The business says it can supply most replacement parts, from bodyshells and space frames to engines and accessories for 2CVs, Dyanes, Acadianes, HY vans, Amis and Meharis. ‘We can source 96% of everything to build a 2CV from scratch,’ adds Darren. New bodyshells are £4950 minus panels and a complete car ready for the road costs around £16,000 including VAT, depending on specification. Prices for the Electric Eden will be announced early in 2017. ❚ www.2cvshop.co.uk
The 2CVShop already specialises in restorations.