CitroŽn 2CV - from James Bond's 'For Your Eyes Only'

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CitroŽn 2CV

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I owned a 1:1 Citroen 2CV in 1981. I had previously owned a Volvo 164e, a huge 3 litre gas guzzler with all the leather and chrome you could ever want. I had also recently started dating my wife who then as now was a frugal person and persuaded me to go for something a little more economical. My view was not to do half a job and chopped the Volvo in for one of these in pale jade green. I actually really liked it. It had an unstoppable charm, it always worked and it would go anywhere. It also saved me a heap of cash.

During our courtship I landed a very good job with a company car, a Cavalier SRi. I kept the 2CV and once we were married I presented her with it. Two months later it was swapped in for a new Renault 5 Supercinq, so much for sauce, geese and ganders.

This is another James Bond item. In the movie 'For Your Eyes Only' our hero is chased by the baddies while driving a 2CV, and this is a representation of it. In my 2CV owning days I bought a book of motoring magazine reviews of the car and there was one about the Bond 2CV. It was far from a standard car, having a 1300cc engine from the GS rather than its usual 603cc flat twin, which must have given it a bit of zip.

Corgi made this car from 1981 to 1983. It is always yellow - the other colours have a different model number.

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272-CitroŽn 2CV - from James Bond's 'For Your Eyes Only' 272-CitroŽn 2CV - from James Bond's 'For Your Eyes Only' 272-CitroŽn 2CV - from James Bond's 'For Your Eyes Only'
272-CitroŽn 2CV - from James Bond's 'For Your Eyes Only' 272-CitroŽn 2CV - from James Bond's 'For Your Eyes Only' 272-CitroŽn 2CV - from James Bond's 'For Your Eyes Only'
272-CitroŽn 2CV - from James Bond's 'For Your Eyes Only' 272-CitroŽn 2CV - from James Bond's 'For Your Eyes Only'  
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