1948 Citroen 2CV

The Citroën 2CV, often lovingly referred to as the "Deux Chevaux" or "tin snail," is a classic French car that holds a special place in automotive history. It was introduced by Citroën in 1948 and remained in production until 1990, becoming an icon of French motoring along the way.

The 2CV was designed to be a simple, economical car that could carry two farmers and a sack of potatoes across rough terrain without breaking the eggs they were carrying. Its design was incredibly utilitarian, with features like a canvas roof that could be rolled back and removable seats for easy cleaning.

Despite its humble origins, the 2CV gained a cult following for its quirky charm and practicality. Over the years, it underwent various updates and revisions, but its distinctive silhouette and unconventional suspension system remained unchanged.

Today, the Citroën 2CV is a beloved classic, cherished by collectors and enthusiasts worldwide. Its enduring popularity is a testament to its timeless design and unique place in automotive history.

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Production Start 1948
Production End 1990
Country of origin France