Wednesday, March 3, 2010

ABC Wednesday 'G' is for 'Go, Greenie!'

It's fairly rare to see a Deux-Chevaux model like this green and white one, even in France anymore. This one has the little half-windows that you can stick your arm out of like this fellow did. I was unable to see if the doors open 'backwards,' i.e. the hinges would be where the door handles usually are on other cars. This car is really well taken care of, and quite peppy. I love Deux-Chevaux.

And hey! Look at the insignia on the rear of the Peugeot! Save for a crown on his head, it looks just like my beer bottle lion from yesterday!

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27 comments:

Mo said...

I wonder how far it has travelled

Sylvia K said...

I was wondering the same thing as Mo -- how far has it traveled? And it really doesn't look like the most comfortable of cars, but as long as it gets you where you need to be, who cares? Fun post for the day!

Sylvia

Manang Kim said...

That is a very cool car, but I am not so sure if I will drive that small if we have snow storm here in Michigan ^_^. Happy Wednesday.

G is for Gold

Carol said...

Never saw a Deux-Chevaux, It's a cute little car....Must be great on gas mileage!

Daryl said...

It reminds me of those teensy SmartCars

Kim said...

So cute, and in my fave color, too! I've seen one in the area here which was a treat. Great catch, Bibi! And I cracked up at the sighting of the look-alike lion in the same shot!
-Kim

photowannabe said...

Fun looking car. I think it should have a big wind-up knob on top. Pretty color.

James said...

What a cool car! Cars in the USA have become so boring.

Anonymous said...

wow, it´s not only in very good shape, it has also a nickname ("dolly") ...

what you have portrayed here are very huge feelings, maybe even erotic ones ... :-)

just kidding, i like oldtimer-cars-aficionados, they are usualy pleasant folks, at least those folks i know.

petar

Tumblewords: said...

I think I could love it, too! It's much classier than the Peugeot with a pseudo beer bottle lion. :)

mrsnesbitt said...

Awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww! Hippy days! bring them back!

Great post!
Thanks for contributing!
Denise (ABC team)

Jama said...

Looks like the car's been maintained properly, looks almost new to me. It's a classic beauty!

Stan Ski said...

I haven't seen a 2cv for years, probably decades.

Jacob said...

I don't think I've ever seen one of these, but it's very cute! And like you say, well-preserved...looks new!

Tash said...

A French post! Cool. I remeber the Citroen's from when I was a kid.
Pretty funny about the insignia - Lav je svugde.

lazyclick said...

Very nice shot. Stands out in the group.

B SQUARED said...

A wonderful car but it's no Yugo.

Alexa said...

Boy, this takes me back—to Paris many years ago, when every other car on the street was a 2cv. Possibly the most uncomfortable car I ever rode in! (But I miss them anyway.) Bibi, you're very observant when you're driving :~}

Louis la Vache said...

YES! «Louis» likes the 2CV, too! He wants a 2CV almost as much as he wants a Packard Caribbean!

Jilly said...

A very smart 2 CV and right, I'd not noticed the similarity between the Peugeot's insignia and your beer yesterday. Well we are having a French time of it in Belgrade!

mostovljanin said...

I see some brown-ish - beige 2CV almost every day. And my brother bought one (for fun). Btw, such doors are called 'suicide doors' :)

Gibepregiba said...

Nice car, nice post.

Virginia said...

you had to be ready for this shot. Great catch Bibi. I love that little car! Where's the key to wind it up??
V

Louis la Vache said...

Bibi, check back at the comments about the Yugo at Fr. Lauderdale DP...

Maytag (The Agitator) la Vache has struck again...

Roger Owen Green said...

Odd-looking vehicle. But it's green, so THAT's a plus.

mostovljanin said...

Here it goes: http://zvezdarac.myphotoalbum.com/view_photo.php?set_albumName=album01&id=image027 :)

jay said...

Oh, the Deux Cheveux! We used to see so many of them, and now, hardly at all. Did they rust away? Shame, they were such a cute little car!