Extreme rustproofing the Danish way

The Danish climate is tough on older cars, especially those designed for drier climates. One solution is complete after-market galvanisation. Look at this Citroen 2CV to see how it appears when so treated….

Galvanised 2CV in Aarhus, Denmark
Galvanised 2CV in Aarhus, Denmark

There are two 2CV specialists in Jutland, one is the Danish 2CV Centre and the other is the 2CV Expert. One of these two offers a complete galvanising option on refurbished 2CVs. The Danish 2CV Centre has a museum which I have not visited. I had a look at this car which seems to have undergone the maximum degree of protection but has not been painted. The robust style is consistent with the 2CV´s character and one wonders why Citroen didn’t think of offering this option for Scandinavia where the weather is bad and the road-speeds low. The car still had signs of rust on it here and there. That says more about the climate in Denmark than the value of galvanisation, I would say.

Author: richard herriott

I like anchovies. I dislike post-war town planning.

3 thoughts on “Extreme rustproofing the Danish way”

  1. That does look very well to my eyes. Occasionally, I think about renewing my younger self’s relationship with flat twin Citroens, but a lot of what are on offer are the (to me) horribly twee special editions that sold so well in the UK. One of these would be far more tempting.

  2. There’s quite a few of these around in DK, you also see them in NL where there’s a company that offers the same service. Would look good on my battered Saab 96 as well.

  3. There’s a good parlour game: think of good or surprising candidates for zinc treatment. Here’s mine, a 1974 Rolls Royce Silver Shadow. And give it crudely welded bull bars in place of the OEM bumpers. Replace the leather with MB-Tex while you’re at it. Sacrilige or social comment?

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