|Sale by dealer or Private party?||Private Party|
|Exterior Color||White and Blue|
|Interior Color||White and Blue|
|Seller reported accidents||No|
|Bid to $21,250|
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Ended on: Aug 16 at 01:27pm MST
This is a 1979 Citroën Méhari in Limited Edition Azur trim. It is finished in white and blue over a matching interior. It is powered by a flat twin boxer engine paired with a 4-speed manual transmission. This vehicle was purchased by the seller one year ago and is currently registered in Quebec with a clean and (Normal) status. The odometer reads apx. 80K-kms and the seller mentions that virtually zero-kms have been added since a full restoraiton was completed. This lightweight front-wheel-drive recreation and utility vehicle was produced by the French manufacturer Citroën from 1968 to 1987, and was a great success, perfect for balmy climates. This lightly used example is Citroën certified and comes with a Méhari Club keychain.
For US bidders, this Méhari is directly importable without modification as it is EPA & DOT exempt being greater than 25 years old. For more information on transport/import please visit our Transport/Import page here.
The Méhari Azur edition is distinguished by its white body with blue doors, grille, headlight surrounds, bumpers, and soft top. The seats are upholstered to match. The initial limited run amounted to just 700 examples, before the Méhari Azur was integrated among the regular options owing to the public’s favourable reception of the specially designed SUV. The bodywork on this restored Méhari is constructed using ABS plastic. ABS stands for acrylonitrile butadiene styrene; a thermoplastic polymer with very good impact, heat, chemical, and abrasion resistance offering dimensional stability, tensile strength, surface hardness, and rigidity. The doors are removable and the canvas convertible top, along with its tubular frame, is foldable and stowable within the vehicle. The canvas connections utilise clasps and straps for the clear plastic windows, and a body mounted cord. The hood lifts off and the hood and tailgate employ latches and hinges to shut.
The Méhari rides on three bolt 15” steel wheels painted white, wrapped in Firestone tires. Stopping power is provided by discs at the front and drums at the rear.
The interior of this Citroën Méhari features blue and white striped bucket seats and a rear bench seat. The dashboard incorporates an ashtray and a lockable glove box. A spare tire is mounted behind the passenger seat, which comes with a cover adorned with the Méhari Club Cassis logo, a restoration firm located in the South of France. The two-spoke steering wheel fronts a dual Jaeger gauge pod with a 140 km speedometer to the right. The vehicle floor is protected by custom made woven straw mats with dark blue binding. Some surface wear is noted on the front bucket seat backs, and some cracks are apparent next to the dashboard switches.
This 1979 Citroën Méhari is powered by its original air-cooled flat twin boxer engine rated at 29 horsepower and 28 lb-ft of torque when new. This is paired with a 4-speed manual transmission driving the front wheels. The factory claimed top speed is 100 km/hr. Suspension is a fully independent design. Its steel chassis is a design shared with all Citroën A-Series vehicles. Jack tools are mounted inside the engine bay above the wheel wells. The seller shares that the vehicle was serviced in the Winter of 2021.