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We had at least three French Navy jokes locked and loaded on this one, but the Paris motor show is coming up later this year, and we don't want any offended party to spit in our amuses bouche. It seems converting old Citroen 2CVs into competitive race boats, or 2CV turbo nautiques, is all the rage in Anjou. These little buggers go around 60 mph on water, and one even crossed the English Channel in 1989, only to be turned back in Southampton by a customs agent with a particularly weak stomach.

Races of Citro n 2CV on the Water [PBase]

Citroen Madness: Not Quite 101 Things to do With a 2CV [internal]