Citroen 2CV


grey scale, 2 C V
1939 Prototype
1939: 2CV prototype ready, but hidden away during WWII.
1948: 2CV (aka Deux Chevaux) launched at the Paris Motor Show -- "a car able to cross a ploughed field with a basket of eggs on the seat without breaking any of them.".
1988: French production ended.
1990: End of 2CV production (in Portugal).

Citroen 2CV Sahara

1961: Citroen developed a four wheel drive version of the 2CV by putting a second engine and transmission in the boot.

1961 Citroen 2CV Sahara 4×4
Loa 1780mm, width 1480mm, height 1600mm, weight 735kg (empty)
Engines 2 × 2-cylinder 425cc = 850cc total
24bhp at 3500rpm
Transmission 2 × 4-speed manual + reverse
Suspension independent
Fuel consumption 9-litres per 100km. Speed 100km/h
Price FF 9,830 (1961).
Prototypes c1958, production 1961-1966.

2017 April 1-2: A 1965 Citroen 2CV Sahara sold for £68,200 at Classic Car Auctions (CCA) 'Practical Classics Classic Car and Restoration Show Sale.'

The British built at least one prototype Mini Moke with twin engines.

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