Today is the 25th anniversary of the last Citroën 2CV rolling off the line in Portugal, the last factory to make the legendary Tin Snail, which had been in production since 1948. To commemorate this anniversary, I want to talk about one of my favorite 2CV stories: the one with the crankcase full of bananas.
There's a lot of movies I know almost nothing about save for the cars in them. Mid-century French cinema is not something I'll pretend to be an expert on, but man, do they have some great traffic sequences. And this one, from the 1961 movie la Bride Sur le Cou has one of the best awful driving sequences I've ever seen.
The Citröen 2CV is an entertaining steer, even with half the ponies of your lawnmower. But swapping in a 95 horsepower motorcycle engine makes it pure lunacy. And we love lunacy.
The majesty of seeing the iconic French voiture free and in its natural habitat is truly breathtaking. This video, from Emile Leray shows the incredible mating habits of 2CVs (maybe NSFW), and possibly the only live video of a 2CV hatchling first emerging ever recorded.
Citroën's 2CV is so basic and elemental, it's hard to imagine it could be deconstructed any further. Today's Nice Price or Crack Pipe Mehari does just that, being little more than a plastic dog dish on wheels, but will its price bowl you over?
A 600 cc, two-cylinder 2CV kitted out with sheet steel panels bolted together and called the Baby-Brousse is less ridiculous than it sounds. Leaving behind their humble origins as French peasant cars, these little Citroëns rode in 1973 from Paris to Abidjan, on the coast of the Gulf of Guinea, to shame all future…
Pablo Picasso's known for his jarring, cubist aesthetic, but what if he designed a car? It would probably look like Andy Saunders' creation: Picasso's Citroen. Saunders thinks the artist would've preferred it to an actual Citroen Picasso, we agree.
Have you noticed the distinct lack of new posts today? Yes, those lovable Server Hamsters have decided to prevent us from uploading images. What to do? Dig into the PCH Wrecking Yard for a
recycled classic post!
Before Tata introduced the poor to the travails of new car buying, there was the Citroën FAF. Before the FAF there was the Greek-built Pony, and today Nice Price or Crack Pipe wants to know what's a grecian urn?
When you're stranded in the Moroccan desert with ten days of rations and a basket-case 2CV, do you give up? Hell no! You do what Emile Leray did!
It takes inspired madness to imagine the perfect mate for a Ferrari F355 chassis is a Citroen 2CV Fourgonnette body. After thousands of hours of labor, this is the fastest French bread-van you'll ever see.
When you're trying to unload a basket-case Peugeot 504 Familiale or a terrifyingly incomplete Renault Juvaquatre on eBay, what's your best approach? That's right, female flesh and plenty of it!
What do you get when you cross Brad Pitt, a Citroen 2CV, Wes Anderson and a topless young woman? A Japanese advertisement.
What do you get when a Brit combines French quirk with American attitude? In this case, it's a Citroen 2CV that's been converted into a rat rod-styled pickup truck. We say rat rod-styled because it doesn't have the prerequisite big American mill that you'd find in a traditional rod. Of course, we've seen a Chevy V8…
To honor the Citröen 2CV’s 60th birthday, fashion house Hermès created this special edition for the Paris Motor Show. While we weren’t impressed by the gaudy crime-against-taste that was the Bugatti Veyron Fbg par Hermès, the more pedestrian (or equine, to be more correct) 2CV strikes a chord with us. The leather and…
I'd never heard of the 1965 film Le Corniaud when Franzouse pointed me to this sequence, but now I'm on a quest to get a copy. The disintegration of a Citroën 2CV in a slapstick wreck with a monstrous Bentley, leading to a crazed Naples-to-Bordeaux road trip with a '64 Eldorado packed with illegal goods? Yes!