August 14, 2008

Photo du Jour - Citroën 2CV

A classic Citroën deux chevaux. Pin It


john said...

I love the curve of the back.
Here's the brief for the designer, in 1935 or 36. (from an article in the Independent newspaper)
"an umbrella on four wheels'' that would appeal to the French farmer. It was to seat four men and carry the weight of a fifth in luggage, and be capable of transporting any animal or crop, its suspension so soft that a dozen eggs would survive on the back seat were the car to be driven over a ploughed field at 30mph. Its maximum speed was to be little more than that - perhaps 40mph - and its fuel consumption a parsimonious 90mpg.

My Mélange said...

Awesome shot. Love the car against the the facade and iron balustrade.


Loulou said...

Thanks for sending that. I especially love the "capable of transporting any animal or crop" line!

my mélange
isn't that a gorgeous house? Nobody lives there. So sad.

Le Tigre in France said...

That's my dream car! Very nice shot!

Loulou said...

le tigre
I would love one too! They are so cool.

Geoff Wulff said...

I loved the car so much that we bought one.

After much seraching we bought an immaculate 1990 grey on grey Charleston 2cv and have driven down from Kent in England for the last 3 years and experienced the beautiful Minervois district in an automobile that actually blends and even dare I say it enhances the whole experience for us and the for many people who stopped looked photographed & commented lovingly on our 2cv. We even got videod on the Autoroute several times.

Ah, I wish we were back in Cesseras now, not commuting to London every day,

Hey, well next year will see we pair of baby boomers heading down south again with our 2cv singing its high pitched song on the way ...happy days

Geoff & Cheryl Wulff

Loulou said...

I'll have a look out for you two next summer!