Friday, March 22, 2019

Citroen or Citroën: 1986 Hoffman 2CV Cabrio

If the original 2CV isn't strange enough for your garage, you might want to consider a Hoffman that sounded like a good idea when it was in my head, but now that I read it on paper..yikes.  Anyway, back in the late 1980s a German bloke named Wolfgang Hoffman decided to sell a kit car cabrio body using glass reinforced plastic, steel frame, and running gear from a 2CV that the buyer provided.  Typically, a kit car will transform the original into something exotic -- a Beetle becomes a 356 Speedster, or a Fiero becomes a Ferrari, or a Eldorado becomes a Batmobile, but the Hoffman kit takes 2CV drivetrain parts and makes a...2CV.  Find this 1986 Hoffman 2CV Cabrio offered for $15,600 in Williamsburg, VA via hemmings. Tip from Rock On!

From the seller:

Location: Williamsburg, Virginia, 23185
VIN #: Vf7azkaooka259958
Transmission: Manual
Condition: Good
Exterior: Apple red
Interior: Black

Seller’s Description:
1986 Citroen 2CV Hoffman Cabrio, frame with a German fiberglass rear end and fat tires. Kit made in Germany. Visa engine, 36hp quicker going through gears then 2cv 28hp. Engine and transmission in great condition. Paint and interior in excellent condition .Disk brakes front drums rear. Radio with disk and clock. Have owned over five years ,imported from Holland. Odometer reads only 47950km. Very few in USA. Have 2cv for sale listed here. Price for 2cv Hoffman Cabrio $15,600

Price: $15,600 negotiable

 See a better way to drive a kit car?


  1. Love those testarossa cheese grater graphics ..

  2. Well, it IS exotic for a 2CV. it might have rollup/down windows.

  3. It's the weird lifted stance and the open rear fenders that aren't doing this car any favors. Most 2CVs sit high, but this has the unintentional look of a lift kit. If this car could be modified to have proper rear fenders and sit level and low to the ground, it would be impressive. It would look less Beetle-like. For comparison, look at the other 2CV this person has in their garage. Still, I like this car as it is, I just don't love it. But for me, it's too expensive as is.

  4. I may be biased (OK, I am biased) but I never like any of the 2CV customs that open up the rear wheel openings. It gives too much of a VW Beetle look. It also makes the normal stance look awkward. I also am not a fan of the Hoffman running boards. Again, too similar to a VW Beetle. So, I will keep my $15,600 (!) and buy a good "normal" 2CV. Oh wait, I already have one, never mind.....

    1. Oh, and fat tires really screw up the handling of a 2CV. 125x15 forever! I do like the 652cc Citroen Visa engine swap, however.


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