A short anecdotal recollection — by Citroënvie member Robert Gaeddert…..
One overcast Sunday afternoon I was in the living room of my 100 year old home when there was a knock at the door.
Of course I answered and found a man who must have been in his seventies. He was wearing a service man’s outfit sort-of like an appliance repairman. He had driven by an seen my 1961 2CV parked on the street. I didn’t normally park on the street. Timidly he told me about seeing my car and wanted to ask about or look at it or something.
I wasn’t in the mood for this but he said he that at one time he owed a DS21; couldn’t drive it much though because it had a rod knock. I thought that was pretty good credentials so I said “come on”. I got him in the car and drove to a park near-by that had a roundabout.
We went around a couple of times leaning it over pretty good so he could get the deux chevaux experience. I offered to let him drive but he hemmed and hawed around like he couldn’t make up his mind or maybe he felt like he was imposing, so I lost patience and drove back home.
He tried to offer me $10 for gas, but I told him that was alright, it didn’t use that much. He thanked me and then he said ‘I’m on my way to heaven and I hope you are too.’ He handed me a Bible tract and bid good by.
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