Posted by: Kerry & Jim | 24 May 2013

Classic French Cars

Once I got used to driving on the wrong side of the narrow and winding roads I was able to take a bit of notice of the other cars around me. Of the current top end cars the Audi seems to be the most popular followed by BMW and it is amazing how many of them are stationwagons. What really caught my eye though is the number of classic Citroen 2CV’s still around.

Here are a few snaps of some of the older classics we have seen around the area.

The Citroen Traction Avant 1934 was the first mass produced front wheel drive car in the world, and how elegant!

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The Citroen 2CV was introduced in 1948 and it stayed in production for 42 years. They are still popular – some in very good condition and others a little the worse for wear. We met a charming frenchman who was so proud of his 1982 model – see him next to the orange one. We also saw the coupe version, a few with the roof open and some classic colours.

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The Peugeot 404 is from the late 1960’s/early 1970’s. This one was in excellent condition.

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I think this is a Renault 4CV, again from the 1960’s and also in excellent condition. And the one after it is a Renault van used by the local olive oil shop.

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Here are a couple of other odd bods we have seen.

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The old Citroen HY vans are often seen at speciality shops for promotional purposes.

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Then there were a few motor bikes that caught my eye – not French but pretty good all the same.

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When we get to Italy I will keep my eye out for the current classics like the latest Ferrari and Lamborghini models.


Responses

  1. Great photos and commentary again. We are in Alice and onwards Wed. Monday is 6am – midnight Tour Kings Canyon. Enjoy!
    xox


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