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Bigger than a Bread Box

This is my contribution to Cee’s Black and White Photo Challenge: Bigger than a Bread Box prompt.

This is a Citroen 2CV, also known as a Deux Chevaux (two horsepower). Launched in 1948 as a low cost, easy to maintain vehicle for farmers and others to take their produce to market. No doubt a few were used by bakers to take their bread to market.

The way the roof rolls back reminds me of the way some bread boxes open. I hadn’t noticed the picnic basket until editing the photo, bigger than a bread box and there could be bread in it.

CBWC: Bigger than a Bread Box

18 replies on “Bigger than a Bread Box”

I had a neighbour that had on in Cheshire in the 1990s. I was amazed to find the one the photo in Ontario, Canada a few years ago. It’s the only one I’ve ever seen in my 20+ years in Canada.

They were in production for over 40 years ending in 1990 so there should be a few still around. They were popular in the U.K. in the 1980s and 1990s.

Hi David M., I love the car. I’ve never seen one like it, and 2 horsepower! Wow! It’s definitely not an American muscle car! But it’s a beauty!

I suspect that they were much more than two horsepower by the time the one in the photo was built. The original model first built in the 1940s may not have been two horsepower. As they were originally marketed to farmers it’s possible it was a way for farmers to relate.

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