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The Citroën 2CV is 70 years old: return to the mythical French people

November 9, 2018

Pillar of the history of Citroën and, more largely, of the French automobile production, the 2CV celebrates this year its seventy years. Back on a long career through its rarest versions. Selected pieces.

 

The most iconic French car celebrates this year its seventy spring. The Citroën  2CV is an integral part of our heritage. We went to the Citroën conservatory , Aulnay-sous-Bois (93), to trace its history from the TPV prototype from 1936 to the last 2CV produced in the factory of Levallois-Perret (92) in 1990.

 

 

During our visit, we approached atypical examples like this English model which, beyond its direction to the right, is distinguished by its folding rear windows in two parts, identical to those present at the front.

 

 

 

 

Citroën 2CV English with opening rear windows.

 

James Bond to Hermès

 

In the alleys, where the Citroën models of the origins of the brand are carefully aligned, in 1919, to the present day, the 2CV holds an important place. We always stop in front of the yellow Citroën 2CV driven by James Bond in the movie " Just for your eyes " (1981). Its fake bale shots and crumpled wings detonate, and when one raises its elongated bonnet, one finds a Citroen GS engine . 

Here is the 2CV driven by Roger Moore aka James Bond in 1981 ...


A unique model, the Citroën 2CV Hermès was presented at the 2008 Paris Motor Show to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the 2CV. The luxurious cabin treatment, fully upholstered in leather, perfectly suits the most popular tricolor sedan, which is not a paradox.


A 2CV with more than 100 000 €!
 To stay in the world of exceptional 2CV, here is a Citroën 2CV Saharawhich is distinguished by its all-wheel drive provided by two engines. The "Sahara" is today the most popular version by collectors. In 2012, the numbered copy # 0688 reached 110,000 euros at an auction sale organized by the house Bonhams. In December, another copy will be on sale, it is estimated at 170,000 euros! 
 
The 2CV Sahara has a second engine in the trunk ...
 
TPV prototype of 1936 with which everything started. This one has been restored.
 

 

 

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