CITROËN 2CV

SIMPLICITY DEFINED

CITROËN 2CV

SIMPLICITY DEFINED

Production Years: 1949-1990
Country: France
Number Produced: 1,835,170

Every French man bears some nostalgia for this small and ugly car, which very often was his first automobile. The program, drawn by Pierre Boulanger, was very simple – four wheels under an umbrella.

The first cars designed with a 375-cc, eight-horsepower engine were sluggish. For the sake of economy, the CV joints were omitted, causing a deep jerking when turning the steering wheel.

The car was inexpensive, indestructible and easy to maintain. Citroen cars benefitted from nimble handling and a fuel economy of 50 miles per gallon! Several models succeeded with improved power and the same traditional qualities of simplicity, robustness and economy.

The Traction Avant, the 2 CV and the DS 19 (born in the mid-1950s) were considered avant garde without any concession to the conservative approach of the marketing specialists of other companies.

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Tampa Bay Automobile Museum

3301 Gateway Centre Blvd.
Pinellas Park, FL 33782 USA

Museum Hours:

Closed Memorial Day May 30                                                Monday:       10am - 4:30 pm                                                            Tuesday:       Closed                                                                  Wednesday: 10am - 4:30 pm                                                  Thursday:     10am - 4:30 pm                                                          Friday:           10am - 4:30 pm                                                          Saturday:      10am - 4:30 pm                                                        Sunday:         Noon - 4:30 pm

Admission:

$12 General Admission
$10 Seniors (62+)
$8 Youth and Active Military
12 and under Free
Groups of 12 or More $8 pp