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How a 2CV Frame is Made

How a 2CV Frame is Made

One of the reasons Citroën stopped production of the 2CV was that it was a complex car to build.  Yes, there were issues of meeting safety standards for time and wrestling with emissions from its 2 cylinder air-cooled engine, but overall the labour involved to build the car was the primary rea ...
A Petrolicious Take On Why the DS is Still the Ultimate Luxury Car

A Petrolicious Take On Why the DS is Still the Ultimate Luxury Car

It seems as though everyone these days is singing the praises of the DS.  In this recent article featured in Petrolicious, Vangelis Donios recalls his love for the car from early childhood to chasing all over Greece to find a decent one and eventually becoming a proud owner through a benevolent ...
Citroën/Peugeot 1.6 16V EP6DT Engines share commonality with BMW 1 series and Mini models

Citroën/Peugeot 1.6 16V EP6DT Engines share commonality with BMW 1 series and Mini models

From the Did You Know Under the Hood Dep't:This EP6DT is a 1.6 Turbo charged, 4 cylinder inline engine, which forms part of the Prince family of engines, (not to be confused with the Prince Motor Company) is used extensively, in various outputs, across the Citroën/Peugeot range of vehicles.  I ...
Classic Driver Provides Citroën SM Perspective

Classic Driver Provides Citroën SM Perspective

Classic Driver in UK announced a series of articles they will be featuring about over-engineered affordable classics.  For their first installment they chose, what else – the Citroën SM.  As they put it; "Without doubt one of the most beautifully engineered cars of all time, as well as ...
Florida Annual French Car Meet Report

Florida Annual French Car Meet Report

On April 14, Citroën owners in Florida gathered in Longwood as part of a larger classic car show with over 200 enthusiasts.  In attendance was 1 CX Prestige, 2 Traction Avants, 3 2CVs and 1 original Burton.  The weather was good and according to Willem van de Wouw and his friend Mike, the ...
A clear path to achieving a DS-like ride in ordinary cars?

A clear path to achieving a DS-like ride in ordinary cars?

Citroënvie member John McBride brought to our attention a recent segment on NBC news featuring a ride-stabilizing shock-absorber system from ClearMotion.  It reminded him of the Citroën films highlighting the hydropneumatic suspension in a DS.  The results shown in the NBC video are very ...
Michelin Tweel Wheels in Practical Use

Michelin Tweel Wheels in Practical Use

We first covered this innovative airless tire wheel technology from Michelin back in the Spring of 2010 and did an update article in November of 2014.  (https://citroenvie.com/michelin-talks-tweel-for-north-america/).  However, we had not seen it in practical use – until now. While recen ...
Forward Thinking (and collecting) in India

Forward Thinking (and collecting) in India

On a recent trip to India, Citroënvie member Prakash Raja noticed an article in the Hindustian Times about classic and vintage car collectors.   It mentioned B.S. Manco, Founder and Secretary General of the Vintage and Classic Car Club, Chandigarh.  The 75 year old gentleman owns a 1938 T ...
Citroën Happenings on the Western Pacific Rim

Citroën Happenings on the Western Pacific Rim

Two events that predominantly featured Citroëns came our attention this week, – one involving a CX in an Australian rally and another – a gathering in downtown Saigon, Vietnam. The Bangers to Bluff Rally is an annual charity event organized by the Rotary Club of Half Moon Bay, Australia in ...
Classic Citroën Ownership – It’s Fun Being More Diversified

Classic Citroën Ownership – It’s Fun Being More Diversified

Autoweek made a valid point this week in the article they published about Citroënvie member Brian Peters' 1983 Visa II Chrono that he acquired in Europe (like the one pictured above but without the racing decals and rally lights).       (Brian Peters’ 1983 Visa II Chrono. ...
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