/DRIVE's Chris Harris, noted master of extremely high-end speed machines, has purchased a new car. It is very old, very French, and very slow. And it is amazing.

Harris is the proud new owner of a Citro├źn 2CV. A 1957 model that features a restored chassis, a newer-ish 425cc motor with a whopping 12 horsepower, and a perfectly aged exterior patina. Don't worry, it has some luxury features too, like an electric starter and door locks. Otherwise it's a masterpiece of simplicity.


But considering the 2CV's incredible technical innovations for its time, fascinating history, and legendary durability ÔÇö not to mention its iconically offbeat looks ÔÇö he says it's the most interesting car he's owned.

What a marvelous machine. I'm more jealous of this than I am of any Porsche 918 Spyder test drive.

Hat tip to TheWorldIsFlat 2(O=[][]=O)2 in Oppo!