The Citroen 2CV is considered one of Citroen’s most iconic cars. From the French term “deux chevaux vapeur”, meaning two steam horses, the Citroen features innovative technology and was described in the book Drive On!: A Social History of the Motor Car as “the most intelligent application of minimalism ever to succeed as a car.”
The Citroen 2CV is known for its reliability. Performance tests were run on the 2CV engine at full speed for 1000 hours at a time, equivalent to driving 50,000 miles (80,500 km) at full throttle. Today, there are plenty of 2CV engines that are still running that are passing 250,000 miles.
There were three models of the 2CV before production ceased, the Cabriolet, Coupe, and four-wheel drive.
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