Still chic and quirky at 40

Still chic and quirky at 40

Citroën is marking the 40th anniversary of the “Charleston” special series. In October 1980, Citroën released 8,000 2CV Charleston models for a price of 24,800 Francs.

The new model had the 2CV iconic round headlights with maroon and black body paint.

Following on from the Citroën 2CV Spot (1976), the 2CV6 Charleston marked the start of a new wave of limited editions.

By July 1981, the limited series model was so popular that it was put into mass-production at the Levallois plant and added to the Citroën catalogue. This version differed from the limited edition with its chrome headlights and grey, diamond-pattern upholstery.
Initially sold in Delage Red and Black, it later came with a Hélios Yellow and Black variant in July 1982, which was then replaced in July 1983 with a version coated in two shades of grey, Night Grey and Cormorant Grey.

Production continued in 1988 at the Mangualde plant in Portugal. The models produced at this site can be identified by their windows, which bear the name of the Spanish glazier, “Covina”.

On 27 July 1990 the final 2CV to leave the Portuguese production line was a Night Grey and Cormorant Grey 2CV6 Charleston. This was the 5,114,969th and the last 2CV ever produced.

The historic 2CV boasts 10 special editions launched in France and other European countries:


1976: 2CV Spot
1980: 2CV Charleston
1981: 2CV 007 James Bond
1983 and 1984: 2CV France 3
1985 and 1986: 2CV Dolly
1986: 2CV Cocorico


1982: 2CV Marcatelo

Germany and Switzerland:

1985: 2CV Ente Grün


1987: 2CV Bamboo


1988: 2CV Perrier

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