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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 ...
To Those That Think the 2CV is Just French Flivver…

To Those That Think the 2CV is Just French Flivver…

by Ken Nelson.....One has to understand the whole point of the 2CV in its history, to understand both its design and construction, and to appreciate its brilliance.  This car put France on wheels after WWII.  The french auto industry was trashed by the Germans, and France still didn't hav ...
Citroën to Celebrate 3 Milestone Anniversaries at Retromobile 2018

Citroën to Celebrate 3 Milestone Anniversaries at Retromobile 2018

At Retromobile 2018 Citroën will be celebrating the 2CV’s 70th anniversary, the Méhari's 50th anniversary and is getting ready for its own 100th birthday.During the 2018 Retromobile, which will take place in Paris February 7 to 11, Citroën will be celebrating two iconic models: The 2CV, which d ...
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 ...
The Last Air-Cooled Automobile Engines

The Last Air-Cooled Automobile Engines

When Citroën changed the engine of the 2CV prototype, the TPV (Toute Petite Voiture - "Very Small Car") from water cooled to air-cooled for the 2CV's introduction in 1947, the diminutive 2-cylinder power-plant and its larger bore derivatives would go on to live one of the longest lives of any air-c ...

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