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1973 Citroen SM – Fifth Avenue, NYC

April 15th, 2011 by Ian

You don’t see these Citroën SM‘s very often. Not ever really. Love it or hate it, the precocious French sports coupe was well ahead of its time from a style, design and technology standpoint. And while the exaggerated Art Decco influence and wheel spats might not look all that sporty, the futurisitic GT car [produced during 70 and 75] was quite the performer and, at the time, was the fastest front wheel drive vehicle you could get. Maserati even shared a few major mechanical bits, like drivetrain and tranny, on some of their models of the era when the two automakers joined forces [Citroën purchased Maserati in 1968].

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Citroen 2CV – 35th Ave S & Colfax, Minneapolis

April 12th, 2010 by Emir

Likely the subject of a recent resto, this handsome 2CV from the City of Lakes appears better than new. We spot our share of junkers and clunkers left to rot in driveways and scrapyards across the country, so it’s refreshing to run into well-maintained classics like this once and a while. The paint, body and trim pieces all look great and I really dig the aluminum fender skirts front and rear. Here’s to keeping this ugly duck alive for another 40 years.

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Citroen 2CV – St Marks Place, NYC

May 20th, 2009 by Stu

citroen-2cv-resizedCitroen produced nearly 4 million of these ugly ducks over a 42 year sales run. Although the 2CV is one of Citroen’s most iconic vehicles, its utilitarian functionality and Bauhaus-inspired design undermined the advanced-for-the-time engineering and technology.

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