1954 CITROËN 2CV

SIMPLICITY DEFINED

1954 CITROËN 2CV

SIMPLICITY DEFINED

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

Every French man bears some nostalgia for this small car, which was very often 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 2CV 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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