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CalgaryB5
03-31-2004, 12:41 AM
:burnout: Saw this car on M Tr. on Sunday. Is this car an import?

CalgaryB5
03-31-2004, 12:41 AM
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Ducati
03-31-2004, 01:22 AM
That is a seventies vintage Citroen 2CV, also known as the "Duex Chaveau". They are powered by a 2 cyl. boxer-style engine.
Very cool spartan little cars. Citroen made them up until 1985.
Personally, I would love to have one as a commuter car. The gas mileage is incredible, they are only slightly more complicated than a lawn mower, and are quite reliable. Top speed is about 110 - 120 kmh.

They were exported to Canada in the seventies, along with their big brother, the D series. Almost all of them were sold by Quebec dealerships, however a few Ont, dealerships had them, and Ray Louden Motors in Winnipeg sold them when I first started driving by first car (A Renault) back in 1972. I am not sure who sold them out here in the west.

Last fall, a 2CV (year unknown) was sold locally for $12,000 in Vancouver.

Redlyne_mr2
03-31-2004, 02:21 AM
Those cars are great, with the sliding rag top, wow havent seen that car around. Great encounter

CalgaryB5
03-31-2004, 02:27 AM
Thanks Ducati for info.:clap:

Ducati
03-31-2004, 07:14 PM
How did you get the chipmunk to take a hit of your pipe?

dogmaiwli
03-31-2004, 08:19 PM
!CHOP!

hjr
03-31-2004, 08:41 PM
Originally posted by Ducati
How did you get the chipmunk to take a hit of your pipe? hahaha. word.

Either you are dr. dolittle or a someone has some serious ph skills!

I have scene one of those around edmonton somewhere. Personally, blaaahkhkhk. Far too ugly to be cool. France didnt produce a cool car till the grp b era in rally cars!

crazydriver
04-01-2004, 12:44 AM
Wow a classic.. to bad they don't have that much hp...

Ducati
04-01-2004, 12:58 AM
Those little deus cheveau's are "antifashion".
Sure, they are homely - but so what? They have a 2 cylinder engine.
They are French utility cars, like the Renault 5, or the U.K.'s Austin Mini or Italian Fiat 600.
Or the modern iteration of the European Utility Car, the Smart - which is also a stubby cartoonish puttputt.

I like the option of having an ultra-economical utilitarian tool to drive to work, and a thrilling ride for my pleasure use, back home in the garage.