2cvMy son fell victim to a father who droned on about certain cars, mostly small, that displayed the virtues of good engineering and design.

In particular was the product of a manifest, from Citroen and Boulanger, for a small, durable, inexpensive car, one that could ‘traverse a plowed field without breaking any of a basket of eggs in the front seat.’ That car, the Toute Petit Voiture (TPV), was eventually known as the 2CV

Here’s his phone photo of a nicely maintained model with characteristic canvas top. Designed in the late 30s, the 2CV was still technically advanced when it came to market in 1949. Citroen manufactured the beautiful machine until 1990.


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