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The 2 hp

The ugly duck, the goat or the cradle ... anyhow with the innovation of this car Citroën wrote car-history again. In 1948 the idea was born to create a board on four wheels with a motor, steering wheel, a chair and covered by a tent. A rudimentary and cheap vehicle for the bad roads at the countryside and farmers. However a few years later some more comfort was forced, but the concept stayed extremely standard. The aquarel shows a model from the end of the fifties. With his 2 hp, an engine of 375 cc. and a maximum speed of hardly 90 km/hour, the "duck" was surely not a race-monster but with his extremely supple springs, and very simple device, a farmer easely could transport a pig or a few barrels of wine. Several of those cars made a succesful worldtour. Four millions of these cars where produced between 1948 and 1990 and the model hardly changed. Even today this small vehicle is a very popular collector item. Image size: 260 x 360 mm

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Ron Bedsole 29 May 2018

really nice

Vernonette Gaddy 21 Jan 2017

Splendid artwork Ivo, and very interesting information also. :)

Artist Reply: Many thanks Vernonette

Sharon De Vore 20 Jan 2017

SUCH A BEAUTY, IVO.

Artist Reply: Thanks Sharon

Vincent von Frese 20 Jan 2017

Very good testimony to a rare classic euro-car. I see it as really correct as opposed to the over exaggerated motor speed produced in the average car today with still no need or place to run over 100k.

Artist Reply: You are perfectly right. I think the production stopped because of the new security-rules, in the EU, in the nineties, they could not buildthem into the car. With the thin coach-work, he bigest enemy for this car was rust

Joanie Holliday 20 Jan 2017

A REALLY NEAT WORK IVO AND HISTORY LESSON. LIKE OUR MODEL T . IN THE BEGINNING ANYWAY. JOANIE

Artist Reply: Exactly Joanie a model T. thirty years later