Citroën has arranged a public celebration of 75 years of the 2CV on October 7 at the Conservatoire Citroën in Aulnay-sous-Bois (just north of Paris.). Beginning at 10 am, visitors will be able to view 75 2 CVs that have been restored and passionately maintained by private collectors. Owners will be present to talk about their cars.
Visitors will also have the opportunity to visit the Conservatoire, which houses over 250 cars, scale models and other historic Citroën artifacts.
In honour of the 2 CV model’s history, a photo-shoot took place at the Conservatoire recently featuring these eight iconic 2 CVs that will be on display:
A 2CV prototype (the TPV – tout petit voiture)
1950 2CVA berline, identical to one that appeared at the Salon de Paris in 1948
Right-hand-drive 2CVA (1953) built in Slough, and the oldest British-made example
2CV AZU van (1955)
2CV Sahara 4 x 4 (1961)
2CV Spot, the first special edition (1976)
2CV6 Spécial (1988) — one of the last 2CVs made at the Levallois factory in Paris.
2CV6 by Hermès shown at the 2008 Paris Motor Show to mark the 60th birthday of the 2 CV.