Comments - Unique of the Week: 1961 Citroen 2CV

Published: Dec 01, 2012
Description: Last week came some disturbing news: The mayor of Paris wants to ban the use of cars more than 17 years old in his city. That's right, the French capital could soon one day no longer have classic...
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JP Burr Dec 02, 2012
I was wondering when carbuzz would do an article on the 2cv....
Tiago Santos Maia Dec 01, 2012
Not unique! Here in Portugal there are loads of this
Paul Goodwin Dec 01, 2012
I would love to tool around in one. They look so strange they're cool. You can't say that about many new cars these days, with their homogenized look-alike, big mouth appearance.
Tanton Stoneman Dec 01, 2012
So all of the things that Paris is known for (Citroën DS, Renault 5, Citroën 2CV, Peugeot 205, classical Vespas and many more) are being banned. Wow, hopefully that means that I can ship one of those mofos over here cheaply!
Nick Schnee Dec 01, 2012
I wouldn't call it unique... I see these on the orad quite often. Not frequently, but still.
John Atnip Dec 01, 2012
Pretty bad when the country who designs such an iconic car doesn't even want it in the capital anymore...
Reid Huff Dec 02, 2012
I saw a convertible version today it was pretty awesome. the suspension was a little loose though.
Ben Wright Dec 02, 2012
Loved by hippies, this was actually one of the most polluting engines ever produced.
Alex Arvanitis Dec 02, 2012
In its time, women didn't have much say or action to own or drive cars but today, I'd imagine this scores better with women as a collectible car than it does with men. Similarly to classic vw's. that's what I meant by romantically a girls car.
Alex Arvanitis Dec 02, 2012
Great longevity, surprisingly good build quality and reliability. Romantically a girls car in look and style, at best a rememberable and venerable mark of French innovation during a decidedly depressed and dark day and age.
Dimitry Mikhailovich Malikov Dec 02, 2012
*While
Dimitry Mikhailovich Malikov Dec 02, 2012
Why America was making beautiful awesome muscle cars, Europe was making this c**p!
Lead Peddalin Dec 01, 2012
These cars are great.
Dimitry Mikhailovich Malikov Dec 02, 2012
Me too. I love the Arnage!
Ian Barger Dec 01, 2012
Ill have the Bently in the background.
Description: Despite that city's attempt to cut emissions by some 30 percent by the year 2015, classic French cars like the Citroen 2CV will still remain a staple amongst countless French citizens (outside of...
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Description: Also like the Beetle and other famous originals like the Jeep, Land Rover, Mini and the Fiat 500, the Citroen 2CV was sold for decades and actually remained competitive during most of that time. So ho...
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Dimitry Mikhailovich Malikov Dec 02, 2012
Is it me or its the same picture?
Jacob Lerklint Dec 01, 2012
Arnage
Reese Fenske Dec 01, 2012
what bentley model is on the right?
Description: From 1958-1959, two daring young French adventurers journeyed from Paris to South Africa and then by boat to Rio de Janeiro where they continued to travel north through South America and eventually ma...
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Alex Arvanitis Dec 02, 2012
Mind altering speed. Homicidally enraging perhaps? Plenty of time to contemplate killing the car salesmen on every stop and go.
Dimitry Mikhailovich Malikov Dec 02, 2012
Car with 9 horsepower? Lol
Jake Judges Dec 01, 2012
Blistering
Description: These power improvements continued throughout the sixties but even by the late eighties, it still only produced around 35 hp. There's a reason why it never caught on with Germans and their belove...
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Paul Goodwin Dec 01, 2012
Hahaha
David Jefferis Dec 01, 2012
Flying dustbin? No - to the English it's always been the plain old 'Deux Chevaux', occasionally the 'Tin Snail'.
Dimitry Mikhailovich Malikov Dec 03, 2012
It's not even an interior. Just a bench and a steering wheel.
Alex Arvanitis Dec 02, 2012
Now that is a properly good interior. None of this rounded plastic this and softened leather that with napa this or suede that. Perfect.
Dimitry Mikhailovich Malikov Dec 02, 2012
Needs a big block!
Zach Gathercole Dec 02, 2012
Needs a small block
Matthew Crighton Dec 01, 2012
So thats what less HP than my quad looks like.
Description: But for a short time in the Fifties it was sold in the US, but was actually an embarrassment for Citroen because it wanted to be known as a premium brand while trying to sell the larger DS. American i...
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Alex Arvanitis Dec 02, 2012
This model has been selling well with the Amish.
Paul Goodwin Dec 01, 2012
Another example of modern design that only looks new, and has no classic beauty. Ugly big mouth-like too many others these days. The thing will look dated in a few years. Too many car designs these days where all you can say is that it looks modern. Who will want it in even 5 years?
Paul Goodwin Dec 01, 2012
It has potential. But it definitely needs work to "cool" it
Paul Goodwin Dec 01, 2012
Are the heater ducts cardboard? Haha
Description: It drives perfectly and regularly gathers attention wherever it goes - mainly because there are so few in the US where this one is based. Painted in Bamboo Green with a black interior complete with a ...
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Alex Arvanitis Dec 02, 2012
If going downhill, yes. Certainly death. At any reachable speed in traffic, no. You may experience similar pain as induced by falling down skateboarding as this vehicle has difficulty reaching 20mph.
Lou Guerrero Dec 01, 2012
Crash = death
Austin Whitener Dec 01, 2012
Omg that looks conforatable