citroën

Who doesn’t love a Citroën?

I mean, if I had to drive one, I might be a little out-of-love with it.

But since I don’t, God bless those who DO drive ’em and give us onlookers that pleasure. 🙂

Edit: it was brought to my attention that the above text may be a little esoteric for those who aren’t familiar with the car. To those people, I offer the following information:

2CVs (“deux chevaux [vapeur]”) were produced as an economy car after the second World War as sort of an “umbrella on wheels” for French farmers to haul stuff from Point A to Point B. The seats were hammocks suspended from the roof by wires. The windows didn’t roll down, they folded down. And the engines were “notoriously underpowered.” To quote Wikipedia,

“When asked about the 2CVs performance and acceleration, many owners said it went ‘from 0-60 in one day’. Others jokingly said they ‘had to make an appointment to merge onto an interstate highway system’.”

One of my mother’s old buddies would sometimes drive friends around in his Citroën 2CV; my mom’s stories indicate that she’d prefer never to set foot inside one of these cars again. 😉

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