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Old 06-30-2007, 09:59 PM   #1
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Citro?n 2CV, Messerschmitt, Dymaxion

Hey guys I just saw a Citro?n 2CV today at Whole Foods. Pretty Awesome. These things could get 3L/100Km. Here are some pictures from Wiki. . .




I just wanted to post these pictures too...
The Messerschmitt which was the only production car with better FE than a honda insight sold in the US.


and Buckminster Fullers dymaxion concept...
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Old 07-01-2007, 05:54 AM   #2
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Every time I see a 2CV, all I can think of is the Top Gear "test" of one against a 4 engine jet. (There's a Ford Mondeo in there too, but watch the 2CV, it's funnier.)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UWZZuC4k43o
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Old 07-01-2007, 07:25 AM   #3
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I like this video of disassembling a 2CV:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cg_uS...elated&search=


and "the best messerschmitt video ever":

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=InlFaERcPeA
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This video has some awesome old footage and the dymaxion! I love this one.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t1mNbJ2VcGo
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Old 07-01-2007, 10:47 AM   #5
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No way a 2CV will get 3 L/100 km in normal driving! They were more like 5.2 L/100 km in typical driving. They're kind of cool in a pre-war way, but totally unsafe and passé, except as a collector car.
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Old 07-01-2007, 06:27 PM   #6
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Well nothing is safe in the US. 18 wheelers. Besides all it would need is a better engine/transmission or it would be a good donor vehicle for a hybrid or electric conversion. The Messerschmitt is really awesome though:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f8f6B...elated&search=

I know those goggles were ridiculous!
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Old 07-02-2007, 02:03 AM   #7
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I've always wanted to own a 2CV, since I was a little kid in Ann Arbor Michigan, where a lot of U of M professors drove them...yeah, I know they're really unsafe (especially in a crash), but they look so cool. We had a Nash Metropolitan in 1964, which I remember my Dad saying got 30 mpg, but somehow it just wasn't as cool looking as the 2CV. Or the Fiat 600, for that matter.
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I can't help but think of the Pink Panther when I see Citroens. The guy I sold my Beat to has something like 60 Citroens.
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