More than fifty years have now passed and it is time to look at the events objectively.
The China Car book by François Castaing goes into great detail about the Chrysler CCV project to design and built a third-world car, but it only glosses over how the company managed to find and purchase the little French gem that inspired – a Citroën 2CV.
The China Car is a new book by François Castaing that provides much greater detail about a project that has fascinated many of us in the Citroën community.
Publisher Citrovisie is offering an English translation of the book “Citroën CX, aerodynamic elegance”. Over the years, the CX book has become the de-facto resource publication for the CX.
They were never sold here, but if you would like to acquaint yourself with Citroën’s economy offerings of the 1980s and early to mid 1990’s there is a new book on the Romanian-built Citroën Oltcit and Axel models.
One of the ideas that was under development was to make the entire front of the car interchangeable, so that both European and American versions of the BX could be built using a common body.
Texts and illustrations, many of them previously unpublished, tell the story of Citroën’s first century in detail in three volumes. The fourth volume brings together reproductions of documents, images and drawings completing a century of automotive history.
Peter is taking orders now for the first printing that should be shipping in the latter part of May.
In ever-more ridiculous conversions of Citroën’s legendary little 2CV, the author and his partner have hiccupped through some 80 countries.
These books are a testimony to a bygone era and a beautiful legacy of what was undoubtedly the most prosperous period for the double chevron brand.