The 2CV is a cool car. But I wouldn't cut my teeth on it. If your mechanical skills are very minimal, I would stick to something easier and with more available parts, like an old Mustang or simlar.
Not to mention the knowledge base for the Mustang is huge. It might take me a while to find anyone near me who knows anything on a 2CV.
If he is up for the challage, the 2CV would be fine. I'm just approaching it from the angle of "when I get stuck, what do I do?"
*Mustang can be interchanged with most popular 60s-70s American classic
I've seen a lot of 2CVs this summer in Chicago (but never that Charleston on the 1st page).
I even saw one merging off of I-90 onto Washington street downtown. The owner must have modified its engine.
2CVs were considered "artsy" by Europeans and Europhiles back in the 70's and 80's, but I wouldn't own one in 2012. You're relegated to driving on Sunday evenings (mornings are now too hectic) with the Model A crowd.
I did want one as a kid, mainly because Snoopy drove one:
Do it. As far as DD'ing it, why not. I do it with fiat 500 since i get up to 50 mph. It has almost twice the hp as my 500 (18hp when new).
Current Rides: 1970 Fiat 500 (Imported from Italy), 2000 Honda S2000 (AutoX/Track), 1997 F150 V8 4x4 Offroad (DD/Toy Hauler), 2003 Mazda 6 (Wife-DD)
1971 Vespa 50 (w/ original docs from Florence, Italy), 1971 Yamaha LS2, 2005 Kawasaki ZX6r (Ohlins cartrige fork/shock/damper), 2001 Honda F4i streetfighter (Racetech fork/Penske shock), Rossi style M1 pocket bike (Valentime gift from wife)
i think these are really neat cars, and from what ive been led to beleive are fairly straightforward mechanically as theyre early enough in the citroen years to not have many of the hydraulic doo-dads that the later cars did... even with the hydraulic parts id love to have one of these just for its weirdness factor
too expensive over here though...
"We were all talking about how dangerous how the French highways were,’' Romney was to tell the Boston Globe almost 20 years later. .
“Literally as we were having that conversation, boom, we were hit. It happened so quickly ... there was no braking and no honking.’’
The other car - driven by a Catholic priest - had missed a curve and crashed into theirs , knocking Romney unconscious
This is not to say that I don't like muscle or open-top sports cars!
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