Thursday, October 11, 2012

Wouldn't Mind Having One Myself

A Citroën 2CV, to be specific.

A man in UK is making a tidy sum with a factory to refurbish junk 2CV's and re-sell them, often back to France, their country of origin. A junked 2CV purchased from a junkyard for £300 can, when refurbished, sell for £11,000 or higher.

Good profit for a car that was often thought of as an ugly duckling. They were easy to maintain and cheap, though, making them the French equivalent of the Volkswagen Beetle, and popular for the same reason.

Here's a pic, if you're not familiar with them:

Click the link for more pics. They were easy to turn into small trucks, and I saw a lot of them in Spain when I lived there in the mid-1980's.


Stephen said...

I remember them well, and like you, would love to own one.

ProudHillbilly said...

They in the "so ugly it's cute" category.

Ajdshootist said...

An old friend of mine had one of those back in 1970s easy to work on crazy car the suspension could make you feel sea sick but great little car.