Of course we all know that the 2CV is one of the most widely recognizable cars ever made. While not as well- known, the Doniselli Duomo is likewise a classic in the world of cargo tricycles.

Milan-based bicycle designer Luca Agnelli creates unique electric pedal-assist bikes using parts from salvaged vintage 1950s motorcycles, including gas tanks that are repurposed to house the battery. He began his career as an antique furniture restorer, then went on to set up his Agnelli Milano Bici business in 2015.

Agnelli was thinking ahead and with a fashion flair in 2016 when decided that the two iconic vehicles belonged together and went on to create a one-of-a-kind electric-assist trike that combines a 1929 Doniselli Duomo with the front end body of a late model 2CV. He called his creation the “2CV Paris”.

Agnelli recalls that the biggest challenge was altering the Citroën’s hood and fenders in such a way that they would fit onto the Doniselli’s frame, while still preserving the original look of 2CV sheet metal.

The rider’s pedalling power is augmented by a 36V/250-watt Bafang rear hub motor powered by a 36V/10-Ah Panasonic battery pack.

Up front an interior cargo box is accessed by folding the hinged 2CV nose forward.

Other features include front and rear LED lighting, front drum and rear disc brakes, a 6-speed transmission and a Brooks saddle.

Wouldn’t it be fun to cycle around town on it?

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