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1988 CITROËN CHARLESTON

BASIC FRONT WHEEL DRIVE…WITH FLAIR

Production Years: 1981-1990
Country: France
Number Produced: Unknown

Legend has it that the design goals of the Citroën 2CV included: Carry four farmers and 50kg (110 lb) of farm goods at 50 km/h (31 mph) Travel 100 km on 3 L of gasoline (78 mpg) Carry eggs unbroken across a plowed field. Its introduction, originally scheduled for the October, 1939, Paris Auto Show, was delayed when France declared war on Germany on September 3rd. The design was re-worked after the war, but economic and political influences delayed its debut until 1948. ​ Many variants were produced over its 42-year production (the last two years in Portugal), including pickups and vans, and up-scale trim versions. In addition to France and Portugal, 2CV’s were built in England, Chile, Argentina, and Iran. Including all variants, over 8.8 million 2CVs were produced.

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