French classic: Citroen 2CV
More French than a ‘baguette’ the Deux Chevaux is also known affectionately as ‘the tin snail’. There is no disputing the enduring popularity of this iconic French classic. My love affair with this little car has developed over the years I have visited France.
The car that oozes French character was designed before WW2 for France’s rural population. The 2CV’s simple design disguised a car that was very clever, with interconnected suspension and an unburstable air-cooled two-cylinder engine capable of running all day long. The body shape was considered ugly when the car was launched in 1948 but, over the years, its combination of minimalist charm and French chic has ended up winning the 2CV an army of fans across the globe. The Australian owners and fan club site is a good place to find out more.