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Prototype 2CV - in moving image


This is fascinating film footage. Said to be of 1949-vintage, we see a Citroen 2CV prototype that is clearly earlier than that being unveiled. The simplicity of it all is explained in moving image. And then the signature trick of carrying a basket of eggs is demonstrated to a few onlookers. It's just lovely. We had never seen this before, but 2CV adapts may well know it?

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#6 2017-06-14 07:08
Working now !! Don't know what went wrong the first time ?

Cheers, Tony.
 
 
#5 2017-06-12 11:47
I saw one of these early 2CV some years ago at Conservatoire Citroën in Aulnay-sous-Bois near Paris. We had a lovely weekend there with the Ami Club Holland and any of you with a Citroën heart I recommend to see this collection because it is really fabulous!
 
 
#4 Jeroen Booij 2017-06-12 10:49
Quoting Richard Armstrong:
The commentary seems to me to suggest that the film was made in 1939; "le prototype, pret pour le Salon, mille neuf cent trente-neuf" - "the prototype, ready for the Salon, 1939." Which was of course cancelled. And although the driver clearly doesn't have to remove his hat this was presumably before Citroen came up with their other selling points that it could both transport the farmer's pig to market and his wife to church on Sunday!


Thank you Richard. The car must indeed be one of the '39 prototypes. But the footage may well be later?
 
 
#3 2017-06-12 10:40
The commentary seems to me to suggest that the film was made in 1939; "le prototype, pret pour le Salon, mille neuf cent trente-neuf" - "the prototype, ready for the Salon, 1939." Which was of course cancelled. And although the driver clearly doesn't have to remove his hat this was presumably before Citroen came up with their other selling points that it could both transport the farmer's pig to market and his wife to church on Sunday!
 
 
#2 Jeroen Booij 2017-06-12 08:32
Quoting Tony Press:
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Cheers, Tony (Windows 7).


Sorry Tony, it's perfectly visible here.
 
 
#1 2017-06-12 07:47
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Cheers, Tony (Windows 7).
 

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