A lollopy, characterful, ancient Citroën 2CV that has become legend. Produced between 1948 and 1990 (yes, that really is 42 years of production), the 2CV (deux-cheveaux or ‘two horses’) was originally conceived in the late Thirties as a rugged, useful, affordable car. Famously, it was designed with very specific requirements, including being able to carry four people and 50kg of goods at 30mph, across muddy and unpaved roads if necessary. In fact, it was suggested at the prototype stage that the 2CV should be able to carry a basket of eggs across a plowed field without whipping up an interior omelette, and also manage something like 80mpg while doing so. That’s one hell of a design brief, and yet, after quite a few prototypes, Citroën actually managed it… read more >
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