On 5/12/2021 7:02 AM, Steve Weinert via
Quick French car update from up here in
- ‘ 83
2CV6 remains on Washington Island - drove it last weekend,
answering questions at every place we stopped. This is the
wife’s car and she really likes it for Island use.
DSuper5 was blocked in by equipment this winter and needs
the same final bits sorting out as when Mark helped me.
Winter plans didn’t happen. Surprised that the wife is
really "meh" about this car, so uncertain if I will keep it
CX Athena 5sp got dirty this winter as one of our employees
uncovered it to move it and then left the cover off. By the
time I noticed that had happened it was already dirty enough
that the cover couldn't go back on. With a couple hours
detailing, ready to go. If I narrow down to just one CX
then this one gets sold.
Panhard PL-17 is ready to go. Some minor trim still being
sorted out to be show ready. Wife doesn't know about this
car, as I had one when we first dated, so she will get to
see it around our anniversary this summer. Some unique
parts came from France during the lockdown and pretty happy
with this car.
Panhard 24bt is ready to go. Again found a couple trinkets
for little details during the lockdown in France. Even
though my wife thinks it cute, I am too big for this car and
it is going to be sold once I put together an ad.
Dyane-6 is mechanically ready to go. I haven't put in the
new door cards yet to finish the new interior, and remain
undecided about my repainting plans. I'm likely to
sell/trade this one too.
Peugeot 504D sedans (’75 & ’76 )remain projects. Green
one had a fresh rebuild engine and the sable one has a
rebuild that isn’t timed right and may need to come apart
again. They are going to go away once I get around to
advertising them. Simply lack of time here.
Coming in late in May from extensive
renovations at Citroen Andre's shop in Holland, is another ’81
CX. This is a CX2400 Pallas Automatic a buddy bought for me
in France last year. Andre's shop did a very deep dive into
the car getting it ready. Everything from new main seals to
radiator to headliner to all new brakes, to the usual spheres,
tires and such. This one is ready to go & show.
I’m watchful but not aggressive, about
finding a PL-17 wagon, either a PL-17 Cabrio (I should have
kept the one I had) or 504 Cabrio, or a minty 604. Kind of
have given up on the idea of a C6 given the difficulties
maintaining them in Europe much less here. Wife thinks we
should have a traction at some point.
I think a Panhard would draw a lot of attention. We never had one
here in all these years! If you can bring two, my second choice
would be (drum roll)....Aw, I'll let one of you other guys pick
Mark L. Bardenwerper, Sr.