‘New’ Me­hari goes elec­tric

Classic Car Weekly (UK) - - This week -

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.

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