The 2CV

The Citroën 2CV (French: "deux chevaux" i.e. "deux chevaux-vapeur" (lit. "two steam horses")

Manufactured in France between 1948 and 1989 (and its final two years in Portugal 1989 - 1990), over 3.8 million 2CVs were produced along with over 1.2 million small 2CV-based delvery vans known as Fourgonnettes. 

A 1953 technical review in "Autocar" described the extraordinary ingenuity of this design, which is undoubtedly the most original since the Model T Ford. In 2011, "The Globe and Mail" callede it a 'car like no other'. Noted automotive author L.J.K. Setright described the 2CV as "the most intelligent application of minimalism ever to succeed as a car", calling it a car of 'remorseless rationality'.

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