The 2CV has often been referred to as the ugly duck over the years, especially in the German market, who produced the The “Sauss Ente” edition that has a graphic of a flying duck wearing goggles on each side and on the trunk lid of its green body paint. Though Sauss Ente literally means “Sizzling Duck”, or “Whizzing Duck”, the logos whimsically state its acceleration: “from 0 to 100 km/h in 54.5 seconds”!
This special version was produced exclusively for the German market where it was introduced in 1987.
And then there is Duck Service, a 2CV repair garage located in Bad Bentheim is a town in Lower Saxony, Germany in the district of Grafschaft Bentheim on the borders of North Rhine-Westphalia and the Netherlands. They restore 2CVs, and specialize in galvanizing them.
Rustproofed and ready, there is a core group of 2CV enthusiasts that actually want to take these ducks to water! They put a 2CV body on a boat hull, and set out to race them.
We featured one that came up for sale on Citroënvie: https://citroenvie.com/looking-to-enjoy-a-2cv-and-do-some-boating-this-summer/
And recently, Hagerty decided to dive into the wacky world of nautical 2CVs with this article: https://www.hagerty.com/media/marine/dive-into-these-wild-citroen-2cvs-or-are-they-sea-troen-2seavs/