The 2CV has had several models of wheels fitted since its original launch in October 1949 up to its end-of-production in 1990, with one constant feature: they have always had three mounting bolt holes. The very first models of 2CV wheel rims had a diameter of 400 mm and came with a flat edge so that they could be fitted with tires with an inner tube. From September 1959 onwards, the wheel diameter was reduced to 380 mm - ergo 15 inches. Later, from 1963 onwards, the introduction of tubeless tyres led to the 2CV being supplied with tubeless steel wheel rims with a prominent groove drilled out at the center to accommodate a chrome wheel hub. This wheel hub came from the Ami 6, and was first seen on the 2CV Azam before being adopted for many other models - notably most of the limited series of the vehicle that started with the 2CV Spot in 1976 (with the notable exception of the 007 and Basket models). The wheel hub is of smaller diameter and is attached with a special nut to the center of the painted wheel rim, to give it a two-tone look.
The 2CV Méhari Club Cassis offers several models of tubeless 2CV wheel rims. Our best seller is the original tubeless wheel rim in pinkish gray, which is sold by the unit or as a pack of 4. It can be fitted with an original chrome-plated hub, which are also on sale through our online store, as well as the wheel rim cap to blank off the wheel hub connection hole. We also supply original galvanized tubeless wheel rims that can be painted in the color of your choice. We equally stock original or fittable Azur wheel rims. This white model is generally used for the Méhari, but is also very popular with owners wanting to customize their 2CV.
Apart from evolving in shape and diameter, 2CV wheel rims have also undergone color changes over time. Below you can read a history of the different shades and colors, of which most are available in the Accessories section of our site. The colors of 2CV saloon wheel rims have been: Metallic gray from July 1949 to September 1952, Ivory reference AC 113 from October 1952 to September 1954, Light Ivory reference AC 123 from October 1954 to November 1956, Steel Gray reference AC 121 from November 1956 to September 1959, Cloud Blue reference AC 604 from September 1959 to September 1960, Pinky Gray reference AC 136 from September 1960 to September 1967, and Pinky Gray reference AC 140 from September 1967 to July 1990, which matches the color of the original pinkish gray wheel rims on sale from our online store. The various limited series of 2CV saloons also had their own wheel rim colors: Delage Red AC 446 for the wheels of the 2CV Charleston, EWT Meije White for the France 3, Cocorico and Dolly 2CV, and Meije White AC 088 for the wheels of the ]2CV Spot.
The wheels of 2CV vans have also been in different colors: Metallic Gray reference AC 109 from September 1951 to September 1952, Darker Gray reference AC 118 from September 1952 to September 1954, Steel Gray reference AC 121 from September 1956 to September 1961, Pinky Gray reference AC 136 from September 1961 to September 1967 and Pinky Gray reference AC 140 from September 1967 to May 1978. The expert staff of the 2CV Méhari Club Cassis are at your service to interact with you and answer whatever questions you may have, to make it easier for you to choose and purchase your 2CV wheel rims from our site.