I have always wanted an Acadiane and yes, I liken the 2cv to the Land Rover of old in that it can be easily taken apart and put back together again and it's capabilities with what it was designed for are impressive as youtube demonstrates;
But I just love this video;
But I first woke up to how impressive these ugly little machines are when I used to do RTV off road trials with my Series One 86 Land Rover ( notice Land and Rover, because that is what they were in the 1950's and only became Landrover later on ), at Trentham Gardens in Staffordshire, as 2CV's were doing the trials too and doing very well with it. I at the time was into expeditions and stuff and had the idea to cross the Sahara and the 2CV was the vehicle of choice given it is particularly good in Africa and why the ill fated Africar was largely based on the 2CV and British Leyland Hydolastic suspension after it was found the old Maxi was one of the best for Africa's roads..
But I believe the engine choice for these things was based on someone copying a BMW motor cycle engine and I understand some do adapt those motors to fit.
A pal down here restores 2CV's and had a lovely 1950's 2cv van which he toured Europe in until it was destroyed by a police car in the snow when the driver supposedly skilled in arctic driving conditions lost it in the snow and ploughed into my pal's beloved van.
1992 Saracen Traverse Elite ( Sadly Lost
1993 Saracen Tufftrax Elite. ( STOLEN IN PLYMOUTH AREA !!!- http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewto ... 92#1202592
1995 GT Timberline.
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