Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Vintage Citroen

We don't see very many Citroens here so they get a lot of attention when you do see them, especially such a vintage one as this. I know little about them so can't even hazard a guess as to this one's age. Isn't it cool though?

26 comments:

orvokki said...

Oihh.. it's lovely.
We had about 1971 such just like this, and it was already old. We had a total 4 pieces of 2CV. Do not see them very often anymore either here.

Bill Nicholls said...

Look like dusbins on wheels. Only two cylinders and 600cc. Seats like deckchairs they stopped making them in 1990.
read more here
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Citro%C3%ABn_2CV
Might add someone in our village has a red Dolly version that is still used

Karen said...

Looks like it might be from the middle 50's. It sure is cool!

llandudnopictures said...

Ah, you could have been in Paris again ;-)

Laura. M said...

What a great surprise!
I saved the photo Pat. My father had one just like this ... good trips did it:))

John @ Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

Nice find. These are cool looking little cars although I do not think I would want one. But I admire those who do like them to own.

TexWisGirl said...

the only thing i know about this make of car is that 'the mentalist' drives one on tv. :)

Andy said...

A rare sight indeed.

Stefan Jansson said...

Very unusual to see one out on the roads these days.

William Kendall said...

I think I've seen one or two that old, but it's been awhile...

Luis Gomez said...

Lovely, very nice. Always liked Citroens.

Mo said...

Ah a car for romantics

Halcyon said...

It's a Deux Chevaux, but that's about all I can tell you!
Funny find. :)

Taken For Granted said...

This is a Citroen 2CV. Citroen made them from 1948-1990 and manufactured 8.8 million of them with various body styles and models. Started off with a 9 hp four stroke motor but later models had 36 hp. This one is likely from the late 1950s or 1960s. They were a quirky car designed to drive French farmers on dirt roads. Interesting looking. Not many of them around any more.

Kay L. Davies said...

I was going to guess 1960-something, and judging by some of your more informed replies, I'd have been in the right decade.
Nifty old car. Great shot.
K

Lowell said...

Looks in pretty good shape. I've never driven or even ridden in one so I can't testify as to their qualities, but it was a popular car from what I've heard.

Thank you for writing...we're doing fine; just needed to take a break and do other things. Will probably be back to some extent after the first of the year.

Got to say, I do miss your blog, too, and many other blogs by people who I consider friends!

Best wishes for a wonderful holiday season!

hamilton said...

These look pretty neat -but are not really fun (or safe!) to drive.

Randy said...

That would be a fun little car to cruise around town in.

Jack said...

I said to myself "I hope Taken for Granted follows RedPat . . . he will know." That man is a walking encyclopedia for all things mechanical.

Mike Biles said...

Iconic - occasionally see them on fire at the side of the motorway..! Marginally better than a Trabbie?

altadenahiker said...

I'm not a car-person, but for Citroens, I make an exception. In the 80's, they were all over LA. I believe there was one model that allowed you to raise the car frame for a smoother ride.

EG CameraGirl said...

Very cool! I don't think I've ever seen one before this one.

Gunn said...

This is what we used to call "a student Jaguar"....
I saw one out on the motorway a few days back.
Not many left i Norway.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Very cool Pat. We have quite a few driving around in Perth and every time I see one I think how nice it would be to drive.. only not now in 36C because I bet they don't have air conditioning :)

cieldequimper said...

Good Lord, I didn't know 2CV had crossed the Atlantic!!!

Beth Edwards said...

awesome car. ( :