Students recreate French desert car

French students are rebuilding a 1920s Citroën which crossed the Sahara – above, the original Scarabée d’Or car and below, the car in action in the crossing

STUDENTS are building a replica of the original French Citroën Autochenille car that was the first to cross the Sahara from north to south, in 1922.

The students, from the Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Arts et Métiers (ENSAM) and Château d’Epluches technical school estimate the project, backed by Citroën, will cost €150,000 and take three years.

That means they can unveil the car for Citroën’s 100th birthday – and they are considering ...

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