Posts Tagged ‘2cv’

One-Owner French Icon – 1965 Citroen 2CV

February 2, 2016

If you ask someone to name a French car, Citroen probably won’t be the first name they’d come up – Renault and Peugeot were in the North American market much more recently, and it seems the stories about them were more appalling. But Citroen really epitomizes the French approach to building (most) cars – an unusual combination of great comfort and handling, not much of a focus on the engine, and distinctive designs. They’re not always beautiful in a traditional sense, but those are beautiful in their engineering aesthetic. And among Citroens, the 2CV is the purest expression of the French car design ethos – both innovative in its abilities, and accessible to a very wide audience. Check out this 1965 Citroen 2CV for sale for $3900 in Portland, OR.

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RustyButTrusty on the Street – Honolulu Edition

October 17, 2015

A short trip to Hawaii yielded a couple of interesting finds. Evidently, the climate and distance from the mainland does not get in every enthusiast’s way of enjoying older cars. Beyond what’s captured below, some older American cars, a pair of Pinzgauers, a beater Beetle convertible and a mid-1970s Porsche 911S in running but rusty condition were pleasant surprises among all the rental Jeeps. The first find was this unusual pair – a Nash Metropolitan which was promoting a business next to a Subaru Loyale. The Subaru must have been a recent arrival from the mainland since it was in immaculate shape.

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RustyButTrusty on the Street – Fiat, Two Landies, and a Citroen

February 27, 2014

In another edition of RustyButTrusty on the Street, we reveal more of the fruits of the streets of San Francisco, courtesy of the ranks of La Resistance Contre-Prius (wow, that sounds like a real thing). Leading the charge is this early-ish (pre-impact bumper) 1974 Fiat Spider. For the anoraks out there, the 1974 assumption is based on the rubber Sabrinas visible on the front bumper, which, while not as bad as those found on period Triumphs, would be best removed and tossed in the nearest dustbin.

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