The AZU, the utilitarian 2CV, was a huge success in France. Many a company drove around with the truckette, their tools or delivery packages in the back. The cars were reliable, lightweight and pretty spacious, although this model is the smaller sibling of the later AKs.
Various government services drove it around as well. The PTT, Ponts et Chausson, and the French energy company EDF/GDF. They each had their own colors: yellow, orange, and blue, and most of the time their cars were provided with extra features, such as a stronger PO chassis and bumper. PO stands for Pays d’Outre-mer: overseas areas. More luxurious seats, a main switch, and a roof rack were often added as well. For the postman, the rack even held a delivery bike.
This AZU still has the small ripples on the side and an older type engine. Later, the ripples became wider and the 2cv4 engine was used. The sheet metal is rusty in a few spots, but other spots, including inner fenders and rear top, are surprisingly good. Great news, because it would have been a lot of work replacing those. The floor panels , footwell, and sills still have to be replaced, but this is an easier job. The engine is not seized, we didn’t start it yet.
A good base for a full restoration, or maybe you just want to work on the technology and construction, or maybe you’d like us to do it for you. We deliver it with attestation from the Conservatoire.