The 2CVat70 - The Worlds Smallest Food Truck

by Andrew J Mellon in Silverstone, England, United Kingdom

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The 2CV Dolly - The Worlds Smallest Food Truck! Help us fund her new home & base just outside Silverstone, Towcester

by Andrew J Mellon in Silverstone, England, United Kingdom

The 2CVat70

The design icon that is the 2CV car, turns 70 years old in 2018. The British are celebrating this monumental birthday with a 1985 2CV called 'Dolly' transformed into the World’s Smallest Food Truck. 'Dolly' was revealed just two weeks ago as she was flown into her reveal event by helicopter at Bicester Heritage!

The project is supported by around 50 partners and sponsors, including the 'Best of British' food and drink. The repurposing of the car has been an all British affair, as seven 'Great British' companies joined forces to design, build and manufacture, in Britain, our 2CV Dolly into her 70th Birthday 21st Century repurpose, taking this design icon back into the fields of the UK 70 years on.


Designed by the French - Repurposed by the British

The car has already headlined The London Motor Show in May 2018, to much acclaim as the surprise hit of the show. 'Dolly' the car is already partnered with the food waste charity Food Cycle, as their new British Ambassador for Food Waste.  She will spend time each week highlighting this issue while traveling around the UK.

Watch and Listen to our coverage on the BBC

Visit our media wall on the website to see all the coverage of Dolly from the start of her Journey to becoming The World’s Smallest Food Truck, including her flying under a helicopter to her reveal event!

State of the Art and Equipped to the Max

The car has given the design and build teams many hours of deliberation on how best to fit so much into something so compact but functional, while allowing her to still run like a dream, with her original engine and suspension still in place.

The car has been gifted some £40,000 of product from our partners and can handle anything from a small picnic in the park, to dinner for 40 in a field, or even a small wedding party when partnered with a vintage Route Master bus - the possibilities are endless! Eggs are always on the menu as the car has been gifted 10,000 Free Range West Country eggs by St Ewe Eggs in Cornwall. 'Dolly' also has the Best of British artisan products and producers on board with both food and drink.

The 2CVat70 Kit Features;

Hot & Cold running water on Board

LPG and Electric on Board

Custom Built OX Charcoal Oven & Grill

Clifton Sous Vide for Precision Cooking

Souffle Oven capable of turning out 100 souffles an hour

3 Parry Gas Cooking Elements

4 Parry Electric Cooking Elements

Dometic Portable Fridge/Freezer

Conversion into a Full Bar Operation from the boot!

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What can Dolly Do?

Dolly has been designed so that all her equipment can be added and removed as required. With our Sous Vide we can produce precision cooking and our 'one of a kind' Charcoal Oven by OX grills turns out incredible food. The ethos of the car cuisine is the best ingredients, fresh, seasonal and simply cooked. As already mentioned eggs are always on the menu as the car has been gifted 10,000 Free Range West Country eggs by St Ewe Eggs in Cornwall. The French Classic the souffle is permanently on the menu with 100 per hour produced! The car has the Best of British artisan products and producers on board. In addition, the bar has a dozen plus artisan producers, making some of the finest spirits and drinks and is complemented by over 100 stunning crystal glasses for our smaller events.

Why are we Crowdfunding?

Although the car has received a wide range of gifted products and services, the setup of her small base operation requires a cash injection to furnish the space with a small prep kitchen and storage. Our Crowdfunding campaign also highlights our commitment to both local & national charities, making the car available to charities and organisations as well as to our charity partner Food Cycle.

Get your Charity or Community Group Involved 

We have a pledge that you can pitch us your idea for Dolly to come to your fundraiser or event and help raise funds for you charity or group. The car will travel around the UK this year, so with some planning we can attend many different events throughout the year and help raise funds and awareness of your project 

Here is your chance to get involved with a great project and help address the issue of Food Waste here in the UK.


This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£1 or more

Pitch us your Charity/Community Event for Dolly

Here is your chance to have Dolly at your event in 2018. Pitch us your event/charity & Dolly could rock up with a game plan in place, ready to help raise funds for your event. The possibility of free food & beverage from our partners (or provide your own) We will get you lots of PR. Your £1 pledge will be donated to Food Cycle Charity. You must be a community group/non-profit or a charity to pitch to us. Available across the UK from July to Dec

£10 or more

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The 2CVat70 Collection of Goodies

Pledge us £10 and get the 2CVat70 official handmade chocolate car, handmade in Kent by Sylvia & Terry Chocolates, the charming 2CV iced biscuits from top baker Juliet Stallwood & our official 2CVat70 handmade greeting card & a £5 money off voucher to use on the car, a £15 RRP. A lovely bundle of goodies to show your support for this great project highlighting the issues of Food Waste here in the UK Reward sent in July 2018

£275 or more

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The Chef without The Dolly for the Day

Here is your chance to have top chef Andrew Mellon for the day (10 hours) to come to you & cook up a storm, a menu/s of your choice and with £100 food budget included (additional budget can be added) With all the Dolly resources at his disposal, it could be dinner for 10, a lunch or even a stunning afternoon tea or a picnic! The choice is yours, get in touch with your date/s. Available anywhere in the UK Reward to taken from July to Dec 2018

£500 or more

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Dolly at your Trade Event

If you are attending an exhibition/food fair or a trade fair in 2018 & need something to stop people in their tracks, have you thought about getting Dolly for the Day? She will be delivered with a keeper (extra days can be purchased at a discount) & she can be kitted out. She is perfect for food brands looking to cook, demo or sample product. We had over 2,500 people who came see the car at The London Motor Show! She is certainly a crowd pleaser!

£500 or more

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The Dolly for the Day !

Dolly can be at your event/house with a keeper/chef for 6 hours with a £200 allowance for food & beverages. Dolly can cook or set up her stunning bar for your anywhere. You can add additional budget to the food & drink, Lunch? Dinner? Afternoon tea? Cocktails? She comes kitted out & you can work with her PA on all the details! Get in touch to see if your date is free in her diary! It's a Super Deal! . Reward to taken from July to Dec 2018

£1,500 or more

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Dolly for the Weekend

Here is your chance to get Dolly for the weekend. Your pledge will get you a chef & bartender & a £500 allowance for food & drink over the two days (this can be topped up) for 12 hours each day, the car can move locations! So a Brunch, a lunch? High Tea, Drinks & Canapés, a tasting dinner for 24? All possible! Talk to Dolly's PA with you dates & let's make a plan. Perfect for that special celebration! To be taken from July to Dec 2018

£3,000 or more

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Dolly & a Vintage Route Master DD Bus !

Dolly & a Vintage Route Master Bus attending your event for 16 hours with Dolly cooking & the bus providing stunning accommodation for up to 30 guests over two floors. A top Chef, Bar Tender & Server included! What an event this would be! A £1000 food & drink budget included. Tell us what food & drink you would like? Its Dolly & all the trimmings! Available 150 miles of London (or an extra charge applies) Reward to be taken July to Dec 2018

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