Thanks to Gary Kelly at Fun Cars Service and Restoration in Covington, GA, we can tell you the history of the SM that was used for the chase scene shots in the film.
The 2CV assembly line for the film had to appear realistic but with a visual poetry that perhaps wasn’t there at the time.
The design team at Citroën were involved in this project from the very onset creating a reinterpretation of the 2CV.
This collection of high quality remastered footage from the dawn of film shows the Belle Époque-era of Paris from 1896-1900.
Here is a pleasantly nostalgic way to spend 19 minutes spotting a variety of classic Citroëns in a truly french real world environment.
Three Africar vehicles were built with a wooden body and used Citroën GS engines mated to 2CV manual gearboxes driving the front wheels.
The film contains some incredible archive footage of a Kégresse track vehicle and then La Croisière Jaune — the trans-Asian expedition in 1931/1932 that was organized by Citroën to promote their Kégresse vehicles and further the company’s reputation for reliability.
In 1981, the James Bond movie “For Your Eyes Only” had one of the most famous chase scenes featuring a yellow Citroën 2CV.
The final two shots of the trailer for the film about the late US celebrity chef, best-selling author, and television personality Anthony Bourdain, feature a Citroen SM.
Tractions have an incredibly strong uni-body shell construction, just what Sunny needed for his high-impact stunts.