Friday, February 6, 2015

2CV - Deux Chevaux-Vapeur

Deux Chevaux-Vapeur
"Two Steam Horses"

This minimalist, sturdy economical car was
manufactured in France between 1948 and 1989.  

Seen in many French films of the 50s and 60s,
I always smile when I see one on the streets of Paris.

bon weekend

Rue Saint Antoine
75004, Paris


Joe said...

What a joy it would be to take a jaunt in that piece of history Genie. It looks very well looked after. Someone's treasured possession no doubt.

Revrunner said...

Good grief! It's in better condition than my car. :-)

s.c said...

Lovely shot. The truly genius design of the french car industry. Yes those were the times. Thanks for showing.

sawdustagain said...

Back in the 30's the 2CVs were getting 78mpg.

Jeanie said...

Now THAT's a nifty car! Don't see those over here.. too bad. Wish I did!

sillygirl said...

Are those plaid seat covers??? Be still my heart!

William Kendall said...

It's a car with character!

James said...

2CV + reflections. J'aime beaucoup!

Alexa said...

When I was in Paris in the '60s, everyone I knew who had a car had either a VW bug or one of these. This brings back some memories!

Randy said...


Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

sillygirl, I think that it was what a would call a wool lap robe, a small but warm plaid blanket

sawdustagain, yes, they are amazing vehicles and I wish that they were still in production. I did not know that they got such great gas mileage, though. That would be a great car for our current times, n'est-ce pas?

James, I knew that you would like.

Alexa, I can only imagine what fun it would be to see many of these sporting around Paris in competition with VW bugs.

Joe and Revrunner, except for the ones you see in the countryside, the remaining 2CVs have been restored or at a minimum, very well cared for.


Shell Sherree said...

They are such jaunty, sweet little cars ! Bon weekend, dear Genie.

Aimeecakes said...

Beautifu;, this feels like a photo straight out of the 50's!