Wooden 2CV joins online museum

wooden 2CV car with glass headlight
A masterpiece in wood, Michel Robillard's 2CV gives the car a new beauty

Citroën pay tribute to woodworker’s six-year labour of love

This astonishingly detailed full-scale wooden replica 2CV has just been added to Citroën’s virtual museum as a tribute to woodworker Michel Robillard’s skills.

Ready to run on the road, the 2CV took six years and until Friday will take the place of the ‘real’ 2CV in the Citroën Origins online museum.

Known to French people as the Deuche, the air-cooled 2CV has been a favourite since 1948 and came with the earliest form of air-conditioning – folding opening windows – and bouncy suspension, said to be to allow farmers to use it on fields (gently).

Mr Robillard used a variety of different woods such as pear, apple and walnut for the bodywork of his car (it is not a model), which is based on a Citroën Dyane 6 chassis from 1966.

See it for yourself at Citroën Origins and Connexion newspaper subscribers can read our interview with M Robillard, here at connexionfrance.com

Citroën have also put an interview and walkround of the car on YouTube and it also shows the detail of the model cars that he also makes.

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