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I found this quite interesting, might be bias, Jon, his dad owns the 2CV, is a mate of mine. Just a bit disappointed he didn’t pull his sleeve up to flash his NF :lol:

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Q9Kyar7lMaM
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That was really cool! Thanks for sharing.
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I watched it last weekend! Get the "chuff chuff" sound as they run the car back and fro with the plugs out.

I was really gripped by this barn find because I ran a 2CV from new some years back and still rate them as a really good car for day-to-day use. In fact I was inspired to go straight to the website of the expert they'd trucked in: I can't bring myself to shell out £14k on one now.

That boxer twin engine is a real spinner, the gear change is such a dream to use with reverse over left and forward and first being over left and back. The seats came out, you could take the boot lid right off in a minute. Excellent Jonny!
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I had at least 4 of these / Dyanes in the days when they were the only reliable car I could afford. Wish I could afford 1 now :lol:

Fantastic cars - the first one I bought did over 94k miles, I think, on the original clutch and never let me down once doing 80miles per day to work and back in all sorts of weather and was the only car that could get up a steep hill in the snow due to the skinny tyres. The heater was crap though in the winter so I used to drive with a blanket over my legs!

Luxury, sheer bl**dy luxury.
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We did a family holiday in our Red and white Dolly back in the day. Three adults and two young people. The back seat was only designed for two people- the unpadded and unsupported material was slung on each side over a bump in the middle. My sister had to sit on a pillow on the bump because it was so uncomfortable, her head up against the roof (convertible I think?).
We drove from the north of Scotland to the north of France at 55mph (57 if we were downhill with the wind behind us!)

I can’t remember the exact circumstances but we were parked on a hill in a small town in France one day - packed in with cars front and rear, and there was some problem with the hand brake. It was tight to steer out of the spot in a oner, so while my dad was steering to make sure we missed the car in front my mum was in the passenger seat well holding the clutch in with her hand and trying to negotiate clutch-bite while my dad did the break and gave it just enough welly on the gas to get us moving up the hill and out of the parking space... squeal of tyres, smell of burning clutch and between them they kangarooed the car out of the space without touching either car front or rear :lol:

Thing was, we went to France that year because I was learning french at school and they thought I’d speak french to people all the time and get some great practice. But I was too shy for any of that so I felt like the whole epic 2CV journey was my fault :lol: :thumbup:
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When we bought our first house interest rates went up to 15%, so my wife and I sold her Ford Escort and my Ford Capri and bought a 2CV6. Fantastic thing! With all the seats out except the drivers I managed to get a complete MFI kitchen in it (remember those?). Including a full height larder unit and worktops sticking out of the fold back roof, had to enlist my neighbour to get it out 😂.
Eventually we sold that and bought a newer Charleston model which took us with our first son on holiday to Brittany in France.
Driving them is all about momentum - don't use the brakes unless you absolutely have to, which really teaches anticipation skills 😉.
My brother in law owns an independent Citroen workshop and occasionally has them in for repair or restoration. I got to drive one again not too long ago - not sure I'd want one as a daily driver in modern traffic!
Good memories though.
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That was fun. Perhaps the last word in 'character cars' as they used to be. So very few of them ever made it to Australia.
I learnt to drive in a Morris Mini 850 Deluxe (wasn't much Deluxe about it...) and later raced a very much faster one (130 mph+). I think also about OG Beetles, and these were cars with personality in spades. You could laugh out loud just driving to the shops at 30 mph.

Much as today's cars are SO much safer, more efficient, yada yada, there is nothing about them with the charm of these wonderful little creatures.
This is called progress.
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The 2CV is now being recommissioned by the specialist, not much work needed, service and a good polish and clean, waiting for a new roof, ready for summer :thumbup:
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Back on the road :thumbup:


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Beautiful!!
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