Bought a new car...

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    Looks cool. A mate of mine I played rugby with used to have one and he filled most of the front seat.

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    My mum had an Amy 8 when I was a child, I just remember the umbrella handle gear stick protruding from the dash.
     
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    When I was an apprentice, I sometimes got a lift to work in one. It was the first time I had seen the dash gear lever.


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    Some of us were brought up on column change gearshift. :( I used to drive an Austin J2 van with column change. An uncle had a Renault 4, with a shifter like the 2CV.

    My own 'first' experience with Citroen was driving the DS Pallas, again a column shift. My in-laws ran Citroens, ID 19, DS, CX, XM Pallas models.

    Anyone remember the Citroen GS? I recall driving one around for a few days, when working in the trade. Had starting problems and was 'picked' to try and see what was the issue. Seemed so lightweight, as if it was made of tissue paper. :whistle:

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    Now the Citroen SM....


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    Father in law fancied the SM with that V6 Maserati engine... he never made it.

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    I first saw one in the film, “The Longest Yard”.


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    Definitely quite a Cult Car nowadays , From being derided a bit back in the day with comparisons of Cement Mixer Engines and Deck Chairs for seats they re now regarded as cool .
    It s nice to be different :)
     
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    My folks had a Renault 16 in the early to mid 70's with column gear change. You could sit three people in the front - just.
     
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    I remember a holiday in Greece and hiring a jeep-style thing [iirc, a Mehari 'vert?] with that gear change. Of the four of us I was the only one who mastered it, so did all the driving.....which actually suited me fine. :driving: :D
     
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    interesting car choice and it is not just a car it is a lifestyle with the club scene if you want to get involved in the rallies and group meets that the clubs normally hold

    my first ever motoring offence was in a citroen Dyane 6 so a posh 2CV. a friend of mine was thinking of buying it and l test drove it and took it to a friend of mine that owned a garage workshop to check it over for Dave and l got sopped by Heddlu and booked for no tax and no MOT oops
     
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    was it a green one?

    the citroen mehari was like a french version of the mini moke but a little bigger. there are still a few about but the mehari is a very rare beast now
     
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    I think the Mehari is based on 2cv running gear isn’t it?
     
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    If I had the space I’d have an E21, probably a 316 as that was my first ‘proper’ car. I’d probably also have a cheap Boxster and a Caterham!
     
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    the mehari was a parts bin special built on a Dyane 6 chassis with suspension from an A series and the engine from a 2CV all clad in plastic body panels
     
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    Can't remember, I don't think it had ever been washed - just left out in the rain for the Greek dust to stick to. :D
     
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    Mehari vert translates to Mehari green :LOL::LOL: and they did two different shades of vert/green on the Mehari :getmecoat:
     
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    If the engine needs work you could probably lift it out by hand! :D
     
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    love it, after seeing it on Carsos, completely changed my mind on them. From being a joke, to being amazing.
     
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    I sometimes wonder if French engineers don’t get the historical credit they deserve, compared to the Germans and Italians.

    If you look at the history of Citroen development it’s pretty awe inspiring.

    I guess you add their TGV train and partnership on Concorde it furthers their case.
     
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