Once again one of the rare rebloggings you will see at husifrankrike.com, but I couldn’t help sharing this excellent post from the great blog Taste of France, that I follow.
The Citroën 2CV–pronounced deux chevaux, or two horse, after the engine–is the model that most screams ”French.” While Detroit was churning out land yachts in the postwar years, Citroën came up with the modest 2CV as an economy model in 1948. They were in production for 40 years. Is that classic or what?
Citroën, are you listening? Bring it back, but electric!
The 2CV might be barebones and simple, for easy maintenance and low gas consumption, it has tons of style.
That curved top, that rolls back for a sunroof! It was designed so people could transport big items, letting them stick out vertically. Practicality plus style–so French. Those round headlights, with visors like eyelids!Those voluptuous fenders and fender skirts!I think my favorites, besides all red, are the two-tone paint jobs that accentuate the curves.If Citroën gets the good sense to bring it back, I hope…
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