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1948-1978 CITROEN 2CV specifications

1948-1978 CITROEN 2CV specifications Classic and Performance Car

Envisaged as a car to motorise the French peasant population, the 2CV went on to become a true world car. The deceptively simple appearance belied a car that was very clever, with interconnected suspension and a tough air-cooled twin-cylinder engine. The simply-constructed body was considered ugly when the car was launched in 1948, leading to the nicknames of the Tin Snail and the Duck. But it was these endearing looks that helped win the 2CV a legion of followers, and it stayed in production for 42 years.

Production

  • Price at launch:
    £565
  • Price (excellent)
    £5,000
  • Price (good):
    £3,500
  • Price (average):
    £2,000
  • Price (project):
    £1,000

Performance

  • Top speed:
    49.0mph
  • Power:
    9.0bhp
  • Torque:
    17.0lb/ft
  • MPG:
    49.0mpg

Engine

  • Configuration:
    Flat 2
  • Aspiration:
    Normal
  • Fuel:
    Petrol
  • Fuel delivery:
    carburettor

Chassis

  • Suspension Front:
    Independent, leading arm, coil spring
  • Suspension Rear:
    Independent, trailing arm, coil spring
  • Steering:
    rack and pinion
  • Bodyframe:
    chassis and seperate body
  • Transmission:
    Four-speed manual

Dimensions

  • Length:
    3778mm
  • Wheelbase:
    2370mm
  • Width:
    1478mm
  • Height:
    1600mm
  • Weight:
    682kgs

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