Mary, Pottstown, PA
Finally home safe!
She is absolutely beautiful. My husband is amazed, he was out getting the travel dust off her and will be tucking her in for the night.
I was so very nervous about the ride. We had a nice trailer to put her on and I was so nervous I could not get the CV started, let alone find 1st. My husband finally got it on and tied down and off to Pennsylvania we went. I was afraid all the way. Maybe someone would look at it while driving and hit us, or maybe she would fall off the trailer, but all went very well. What a conversation piece. We stopped for coffee and spent 45 minutes talking to a trucker who came up to us and asked about the car... his thought was, 'What a beautiful car.' Also the people who collect tolls were asking about it. Now when we go anywhere we will have to make time to answer questions.
When I arrived at home I drove around my garden... the gear shift is so new to me. It will take a little time to know it.
It is much nice to have the CV home and look at the Haynes book, now I can see what they actually mean.
My husband was very impressed with the 'detail' and amazed at how clean the engine was... I told him, "No!... That's the powerhouse."
Now all is really OK as she is safe and sound at home.
Today I took her out... what a fine time, I was a bit nervous, but it was wonderful. Very many looks and 'what is that?'
The more I examine the CV the prettier it is. While I looked through one of the books I sat in the back seat!
I still have not figured how to open the windows a small amount. I have them opened 'all' the way. And the heater! 'Wow'! I had to open the vent it got so warm... amazing!
I would like to say, like so many other new owners that the 2CV is home safe, but no... I have been out on the roads getting some strange looks.
It took me almost an hour more to purchase food for my ferrets when the shop owner saw the car... very impressed he was!
I had the 'babe' inspected. It took 2 & 1/2 hrs!!! No problem, but all of the mechanics had to get a look at it. They were absolutely fascinated by it! They all wanted to 'test' drive it! Yes, I had the usual jokes... where is the mouse that runs the car?
My friend who own a car 'body' shop thought it was absolutely beautiful!
They were 'very' impressed by the work.
The little red CV is doing very well. My husband & I had her out the other day. We went to a airplane 'fly-in' at a nearby airport. There were several unusual planes and a very nice breakfast was served. There were several 'old' cars, but I think the little 2CV was the most looked at one. We could not sit down for 5 minutes without someone coming over and asking us about it. As most of the people were pilots the 'powerhouse/engine' absolutely turned their heads! They were amazed! When I told them I brought it on the Internet they could not believe it! They could not say enough about how beautiful the condition was. Yes, the petite CV is quite a sensation.
I am awaiting for the instructions for the rally in NYC.
All else is well, the more I drive my powerhouse the more I love it. I cannot 'rave' enough about the steering....absolutely the best I have ever driven. So precise, amazing!
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