This past Sunday was the 70th anniversary of the debut of the beloved Citroën 2CV at the 1948 Paris Motor Show. I think we’re all a little familiar with the Deux Chevaux’s story. Designed as a cheap and rugged people’s car that could carry eggs across farmland without cracking any. Hidden from the Nazis during WWII.…
I have no idea. I know it’s a car from Disney’s/Pixar’s Cars series but I can’t remember seeing them in the movie.
Okay, “Again?” I hear you think. Yes. Again. And the final one for me. Although I’m triggered to do a Fourgonnette as well. But as I’m enjoying some skiing as we speak I only have time to share a few shots of last weekend when I finished it anyway.
Darned. I hoped I’d be able to show it in it’s full finished glory. But I still need more appropriate bricks...
In my youth there was only one capo di tutti anatre, one king of 2CVs, the Charleston. Stylish and you actually spotted a lot in ‘80's Holland. So of course I have a few of those.
This is another piece that came over from Veghel, The Netherlands. My good friend sounds like he’s saying Tommy Kah when he says Tomica, thus the headline. I may be wrong, but I’ve been pronouncing it toe-me-ka...which is it?
Anyway, French Friday:
Les 2CV de Cochonou. A manufacturer of Sausages. That’s what Cochonou was. And they made a few 2CVs for publicity, a few ended up being used at the Tour de France.
As I’m in some sort of British flow this week on Instagram I thought I’d share this Citroën Bijou. From Slough. England. And yes: There is a 2CV underneath this greenish awesomeness! So it’s French as well.
It’s been a while since I’ve shared a 2CV over here. But I finally found the one that is most dear to me. The two-tone 2CV4 Spot. Orange on white: What’s not to love?
The title says it all! (Albeit, inaccurately! It’s fixed now.)
I know there’s really gifted Lego-builders out there, but I admit, I’m fallible, and sometimes forget just how good some of these builders are. Then I see something like this Citroën 2CV made of studless Legos and it’s like getting slapped in the face with a bag of clanky, pointy Legos. Holy crap, is this thing…
The normal 2CV probably is a Bread Box on it’s own already but luckily for us Citroën decided to mount an extra Bread Box on the Bread Box and created this Fourgonnette. Not a true wagon but a workhorse nonetheless.
When I was writing my piece on the 2CV Barbot Spéciale I ran into a guy selling a lot of his Hachette (Norev/Universal Hobbies actually produced ‘m) 2CV’s. Still high on that Barbot I had to get ‘m. At least all the interesting ones. Among them the first Prototype that was somewhat documented, known as the Terrasson…
Il fait froid. Donc je désire pour l’été. Et la Plage. La playa. The beach. And what better car to get there than this epic little Citroën. I’ve shown it’s Renault counter-part before (la part première est ici) but this one set that French trend. Le Méhari!
I rediscovered this Citroen 2CV while at my parents' house over Christmas. It used to be one of my favorites because of the working suspension, that, due to its bounciness, somewhat accurately resembled the torsion bar suspension in the real 2CVs. However, since this car is missing that little 2-cylinder engine, most…