Citroen 2CV remains a record breaker despite its age

Article by Christian A., on July 21, 2011

If you’re a Citroën fan, you probably already know that there’s an event on July 26-31 where there will be a record-breaking global gathering of Citroën 2CVs. The event, named the 19th International ‘Amis de la 2CV’, is expected to attract more than 6,000 examples of the legendary and iconic Citroën model.

This meeting takes place every two years. Those who participate come there to commemorate one of Citroën’s longest-running success stories. However, the 2011 event, which has the support of many of Europe’s 2CV owner’s clubs, is slated to be the biggest one yet. Fans will troop over to a 60-hectare site located near Salbris in Central France.

Four pre-war prototype 2CVs will be displayed beside the contemporary Citroën REVOLTe concept - a chic city car that boasts luxury and technology and takes inspiration from the 2CV’s unique silhouette.

The 2CVs were initially developed in the 1930s but most of the 250 prototypes were destroyed before war. Three were unscathed and these were hidden well so that they won’t be taken by the enemies. Michelin stored the fourth. It was at the 1948 Paris Motor Show that the 2CV was finally unveiled. Between 1948 and 1990, it sold 5,114,940 units.

There will be several activities at this meeting. Aside from the use of driving simulators, there will be a 2CV ‘disassemble-reassemble’ competition; a bring-and-buy sale; and even different events for children.

Those who want to explore the local regions will be told of the best road routes to take. A few 2CVs will be available for those who aim to discover, or relive, the sensation of being behind the steering wheel of this legend.

Topics: citroen, classic car

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