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Citroën 2CV

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Citroen 2CV in Glesga Transport Museum

The Citroën 2CV (French: “deux chevaux” i.e. “deux chevaux vapeur”, literally “twa tax horsepouer”) wis an economy caur produced bi the French automaker Citroën frae 1948-1990. It wis technologically advanced an innovative, but wi uncompromisingly utilitarian unconventional looks, an deceptively semple Bauhaus inspired bodywork, that belied the sheer quality o its unnerlyin engineering. It wis designed tae muive the French peasantry on frae horse an carts. It is considered ane o Citroën's maist iconic caurs. In 1953, 'Autocar' in a technical review o the caur wrote o, "...the extraordinary ingenuity o this design, which is undoubtedly the maist original since the Model T Ford." It wis designed for law cost, simplicity o uise, versatility, reliability, an off-road drivin. For this it haed a licht, easily serviceable ingine, extremely saft lang traivel suspension (wi adjustable ride heicht), heich grund clearance, an for oversized loads a caur-wide canvas sunroof (which until 1960 an aa covered the boot).