Thursday, 19 November 2009

Une Deuche place du marché Notre-Dame

There aren't many Citroën 2CV ("two steam horses") around anymore, though there seems to be one in Eagan, Minnesota! There's the new Mini, the new Beetle, the gorgeous new Fiat 500, we guys are wondering why Citroën hasn't yet followed with the new Deux Chevaux...
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Il n'y a plus beaucoup de Deux Chevaux, encore qu'il y en ait une à Eagan dans le Minnesota ! Il y a les nouvelles Mini, les nouvelles Coccinelles, les super nouveaux "pots de yaourt" (les Fiat 500) mais où est donc la nouvelle Deuche ?

22 comments:

Paula said...

Yeah, these cars are too cool. Every time I see a photo they look like they've been lovingly refurbished. I'm sure the owner knows how lucky they are.

Leif Hagen said...

Voila! Marie de Montepelier found her way from Eagan back to France! I just hope she knows her way home from Versailles! Tres amusant! Merci beaucoup!!
: - )

Bob Crowe said...

You've heard me whining about my long work hours recently, and so lacking time for my and my friends blogs. But I can't pass by a Deux Chevaux. Blast from the past.

akarui said...

La 2CV, ma premiere voiture... Elle a due finir sa vie en Afrique car apres avoir traverse le Sahara je l'ai vendue au Niger. Je ne suis plus tout jeune.

Jacob said...

I don't recall ever seeing one of these in the States (Eagan doesn't count! That's in Minnesota).

But I'd love to ride in one or drive one. How do they compare to more "modern" cars?

Louis la Vache said...

«Louis» wants a 2CV for his shop!

Dina said...

Oh, I had almost forgotten about the Deux Chevaux. But it was the first car I got a ride in when I moved to Israel in 1968. It sort of jumped like a rabbit. :)

Olivier said...

c'était ma première voiture, d'enfer comme voiture (sauf en hiver, ou tu crèves de froid). Je crois qu'il réfléchisse a refaire une nouvelle version

Vogon Poet said...

It has been years since I saw one of these here at home. In Italy it was never so popular as the Renault R4 or the Citroën Diane, probably it was too much even for Fiat 500 drivers.
This was the last 2CV I have seen...

gogouci said...

Beautifully preserved specimen.

Rob and Mandy said...

J'avais l'habitude de compter les 2CV vertes, il y a une quarantaine d'annees... J'en ai meme vu une en Inde, pres de Bombay, il y a un an!

GreensboroDailyPhoto said...

If you know the movie 101 Dalmatians, seeing this photo makes me feel as if Cruella DeVil will hop out any minute!

Cezar and Léia said...

This car is cute!
Léia

Halcyon said...

Are you forgetting the Pluriel? That was Citroen's "updated" version of the 2CV. I was set to buy a pretty orange one before I found out that we'd be coming to Jackson.

cieldequimper said...

@Jacob: a world of difference!

@Halcyon: I'll take the new new one. Once it's out!

James said...

What a cool looking car. I never see anything like that around here. I keep forgeting to tell you that I like your signature.

Ciel would you mind explaining Weekend Reflections to Nefertiti? My French is not very good. :)

JM said...

Unfortunatelly, here les Deux Cheveaux seem to be gone...

Paul said...

I have a friend here in Yorkshire and his is a red one and oddly when I said I saw it parked near my house and he said no it is in the garage being fixed! So thats 2 very similar red 2CV near where I live. But they stand out because there are not so many any more.

Sharon Van Lieu said...

I would love one of these!

Sharon

Halcyon said...

The Pluriel is out. It's been around for about five years now. It's sooo cute! Wish we had French cars here. :)

http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Citro%C3%ABn_2CV

Bergson said...

ah la deuche les vacances au Portugal les suspensions qui couinent sur le pavé des villages

nous étions jeunes beaux fous et plein d'enthousiasme

Bergson said...

Je vous signale que la deuche est toujours fabriquée entre MArseille et Cassis de façon artisanale