The Citroen 2CV is a cultural icon that formed as essential a part of the French way of life as Beaujolais or Camembert. The pure logic of its engineering and the integrity of its design won it a legion of fans around the world, not least in the UK. Its lifespan covered well over half a century, making it one of the longest-running motoring success stories of all time. Eventually, almost seven million of its various versions and derivatives were built, and today, years after its manufacture ceased, it is still as popular as ever.
Table of Contents
2CV ancestry, the 12 years of design and development, and 41 years of manufacture. 2CV relations and derivatives, including the Sahara, Mehari and Fourgonette vans, the Ami-6 and Ami-8, and the Dyane, Acadiane and Bijou. The 2CV in the UK, exploration and adventure around the world, and the 2CV's continental competitors. Brief biographies of the four men responsible for the conception and birth of the 2CV project. 2CV publicity and advertising. Appendix of production data. Illustrated throughout, with a new 16-page colour section added for this extensively revised third edition.