• Jun 29th 2007 at 10:22AM
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The Citroen 2CV is already a unique-looking car, with Citroen's distinct mid-century-modern style and flair. The French auto could be considered the opening salvo in a styling onslaught that led to such heights of style as the DS. A regular 2CV could be considered a piece of art, and Andy Saunders saw his French runabout as a canvas for further experimentation. Inspired by Pablo Picasso, pieces of the CV were sliced, diced, moved hither and yon, and repainted to mimic the artist's 1937 portrait of Dora Maar. The car is street legal in England, and we can only imagine the double takes it garners as it motors on down the street. Nighttime visibility must be rather entertaining, with both headlamps on one side of the car, and since turn signals received similar treatment, you'd best know your hand signals if you don't want this art car to suddenly become a collaborative effort, painted by someone else's vehicle-shaped brush. Saunders's car was at Goodwood this year, and Autoblog photographer extraodinaire Frank Filliponio snagged a shot of it. Just like Picasso's work, this Citroen will garner diametrically opposed reactions, but love it or hate it, it is a brilliant homage to an artistic movement that was fresh and vibrant when this humpbacked, bug-eyed voiture first saw the light of day.

[Source: Caradisiac]

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      • 8 Years Ago
      Wonder if it will slap your wife around in the passenger seat and berate your kids in the back?
      • 8 Years Ago
      That things is AWESOME. Props to the Brit. I'd be driving a 2CV if I were in France.
        • 8 Years Ago
        You don't have to live in the UK to drive one. I live in Michigan and i'm on my second 2CV. Sure, it's not safe like a Volvo, but it's also much more noticeable than anything else. That gives it a unique type of safety. V-8? palease..give me a flat-twin. :)
      • 8 Years Ago
      Ah, the 2CV. This car could be the savior for the U.S. driving public, but it will work only if everyone is required to drive one. The drive train could be updated by installing a Honda lawn mower engine, and grade school children will be required to hand paint each one with images and slogans hailing the saving of our environment from the evil Global Warming. Liberals will be happy, and any time liberals are happy is a good day for the rest of us (normal) people.
      • 8 Years Ago
      VW Mk3 Golf Harlequin > this
        • 8 Years Ago
        The Golf Harlequin looks like it was constructed solely from scrapyard parts.