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History of the 2CV Prior to 1947

History of the 2CV Prior to 1947

Hagerty just published an excellent account of the development of the TPV (short for très petite voiture) — the prototype of the 2CV.It goes into great detail as to how Michelin encouraged it's development to sell their tires in France, Pierre Boulanger's directive to Citroën engineeers, the li ...
Paying Homage to the 2CV — 30 Years On…

Paying Homage to the 2CV — 30 Years On…

On July 27th, 1990 - 30 years ago - the last 2CV rolled off the Citroën production line in Mangualde, Portugal.This ended a success story which began at the Paris Motor Show in 1948.When it was first presented, the 2CV amazed with its unusual design, refined construction, versatility and extreme e ...
Citroën Sabotage in World War II

Citroën Sabotage in World War II

Citroën Managing Director Pierre Boulanger was pretty innovative when came to taking on the Germans during WWII.We thought we knew a lot of stories about Citroën lore but have never heard this one before, mentioned in this article by Jason Torchinsky in Jalopnik.It's great if it happened.Let's ho ...
Insightful Documentation Discovered About German Takeover Attempt of the TPV

Insightful Documentation Discovered About German Takeover Attempt of the TPV

A 73-year old document discovered in the archives of The Conservatoire Citroën has shed some light on the intense interest the Germans had in getting their hands on the Citroën’s Type A TPV (Tout Petite Voiture – the prototype to the 2CV) that the company was working on in the late 1930's. It ...
Is there more than one authentic Citroën 15-Six convertible?

Is there more than one authentic Citroën 15-Six convertible?

by Per Ahlstrom... A Traction Avant 15-Six convertible was recently sold at the Osenat auction in Paris on March 15, 2015 and fetched 612440 ($841,599.00 CAD, $662,702.00 USD), which is a world record price for a Tra ...
Traction 22CV video authenticity.  No it is not the real car!

Traction 22CV video authenticity. No it is not the real car!

Have you come across video clips posted online like this one showing footage of Citroën’s "Super Traction Avant” the 8 cylinder 22CV?https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5EMUAzsEr9A Sorry to tell you but no 22CV have been known to survive.  Citroën produced at least nine 22CV’s.  Perhaps as ma ...

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