Babette's new 2CV seats

75975km on the counter

This weekend's weather was a bit rotten and we only managed to take Babette the 1964 2CV AZAM out for a very short 11 mile ride to fill her up, which cost me a very reasonable £13!

  Yes, that's a proud and happy passenger!

Yes, that's a proud and happy passenger!

Of course even in just a short drive we still managed a high ratio of smiles per miles, especially at the petrol station.

Once back home I gave Babette a good shampoo & wax to prepare her for her weekly classic car photo shoot, of which the resulting photos have been added to the main gallery.

Then Chrystall and I decided to fit Babette with brand new seats. They're the same as the one which came with it, just new. 

  BEFORE: The non-matching seats

BEFORE: The non-matching seats

The old seats were about eight years old, in quite good conditions but for some reason one of them was not quite the same as the other three and I know that, given enough time, this would have driven me bonkers.

I managed to find these quite rare green tartan style 2cv seats on the ECAS 2cv parts website. They're an exact copy of the original 50's material.

  The Burton Indoor 2CV Cover

The Burton Indoor 2CV Cover

At the same time I added to my order a Burton indoor 2cv cover to protect Babette since a cute little bird has decided to live in the garage and empty its not so cute bowels over the car on a regular basis. That's this problem sorted!

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Removing old 2cv seats, and fitting all 40 something rubber bands to the new ones is quite a tedious process so we only managed to do the front seats and will do the rest next time we're down in Dorset for Christmas.

  AFTER: The beautifully matching seats

AFTER: The beautifully matching seats

I've gotta say they look pretty cool don't you think? Like fitting your flat with new carpet!

Next big step will be a full service in January for peace of mind which is always recommended when acquiring a historic vehicle however confident you can be of the seller.

Now with 75986 km on the counter, lets see where Babette takes us next. 

I have a feeling it may be the seaside at Christmas...

Nico