On April 10th, 1976, Citroën celebrates having built the 5 millionth 2cv(-related) car with the introduction of the 2cv4 SPOT. It’s the first special series based on a 2cv, later followed by other models like Charleston and Dolly. SPOT is based on the then very popular color Orange Ténéré, combined with white. To lighten it up even more, this car gets a white-orange striped roof.
The first series of 1800 2cv4s is built in the Levallois factory near Paris and distributed only in France. These cars all receive new squared headlights, but keep their old brown dashboard and bakelite steering wheel. They are sold out in no time.
The decision to distribute SPOTs to other European countries is made. These cars are built in the Belgian factory in Vorst. Unfortunately, the exact numbers are unknown, though it was less than the French 1800. These cars all have a new black dashboard and one-spoke steering wheel. For the English, Scandinavian and Swiss market, they are distributed as 2cv6. The Norwegian copies have a numbered badge on the dashboard. The Swiss ones were numbered on their doors: apparently, only one still exists today. For Italy and the Benelux, the cars were distributed as 2cv4: it’s been said some 350 cars came to the Netherlands.
Last year, we finished our own 2cv4 SPOT, one of the remaining 5 Dutch originals. That one resides in the 2cv museum at the moment. Before, we had restored one of the others: that one is now for sale! The owner didn’t use it enough and decided that someone else should enjoy this car from now on, and we are honoured to be involved in the sale process. So if you have regrets letting the last one slip: here is your second chance.