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This 1969 Citroën 2CV van may look like a beat-up original example from the outside, but inside it hides a BMW engine that produces four times the power of the original 602cc Citroën H2 engine.

The BMW engine in question is taken from the BMW R1100RT motorcycle. This boxer power unit has a displacement of 1085 cc and develops a power of 90 hp. and 70 Nm of torque. This swap transformed the old Citroën, making it much faster than the standard one.

The project began with the purchase of a new chassis, which was then modified to accommodate a motorcycle engine at the front. The steel body was removed and sent to 2CV restoration specialists Citwins, where it received a number of new body parts. All of these new panels were then distressed to maintain the patina of the rest of the car.

Next up for the new engine was an oil cooling system, upgraded fuel pumps, custom throttle body mounts, custom headers and a stainless steel exhaust system.

To better cope with the significantly increased power output, the 2CV received new shock absorbers, bearings, as well as stronger springs. The steering rack was then rebuilt, the brakes received racing pads, and the 4-speed transmission was modified.

The finished car is now undoubtedly one of the fastest Citroën 2CV Fourgonnettes in the world. Thanks to the preserved patina, it looks original, which means that it will surprise many with its characteristics: 90 hp. – this is more than enough for a car weighing 600 kg.

The Citroën 2CV Fourgonnette Van was one of the workhorses of the French trade from its introduction in 1951 until the introduction of more modern models for several decades.

It was built on a 2CV chassis but had an enclosed cargo compartment at the rear with corrugated or partially corrugated sides. One version of the van, called The Weekender, had a removable rear seat and side windows, allowing farmers and tradesmen to convert the van for family transport on weekends.

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