The Citroën-powered Africar

The Africar was the vision of Englishman Tony Howarth who felt there was a need for an inexpensive yet adaptable vehicle, able to negotiate the tracks that form most of Africa’s road networks.

Three Africar vehicles were constructed by Howarth for a Channel 4 UK expedition film proving they could travel from the Arctic to Africa, They were built with a wooden body and used Citroën GS engines mated to 2CV manual gearboxes driving, of course, the front wheels.

Read about the how they came to be, Howarth’s trek Africa and why his decision to change from having GS engines in production versions killed the project and eventually landed him in jail, here in this well written article by Jon Branch on Silodrome:

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