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La voiture nouvelle de Monsieur Ribas

Twin-engined, 90mph 2CV being tested for the Dakar - Je l'aime beaucoup!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5wFr1MLxdr4



On a related note I need a new copy of the great man's 'Mauritanie Au GPS' but cannot find one anywhere - anyone have a lead?
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2cv4x4

Citroen had the idea for a twin engine 4x4 2CV many moons ago. Have a look at this for a brief resume. It was called the Sahara...
http://www.difflock.com/diffmag/issu...ra/index.shtml

I had the pleasure of meeting some of the original designers and engineers from Citroen when I made a doc for C4 about the 2CV. I also bought a Sahara at the time but didn't keep it long. Somewhere in storage I have l;oads of info and pictures that Citroen let me have...
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Mauritanie au GPS

It's almost impossible to find this book in bookshop : If I remember well , I've bought mine in "Librairie Ulysse" in Paris .
I think it's also possible to buy directly to Cyril Ribas .
If you need , I can try to find their e-mail adress .
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It's almost impossible to find this book in bookshop : If I remember well , I've bought mine in "Librairie Ulysse" in Paris .
I think it's also possible to buy directly to Cyril Ribas .
If you need , I can try to find their e-mail adress .
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Roro, if you could that would be really helpful - thanks
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Citroen had the idea for a twin engine 4x4 2CV many moons ago. Have a look at this for a brief resume. It was called the Sahara...
http://www.difflock.com/diffmag/issu...ra/index.shtml

I had the pleasure of meeting some of the original designers and engineers from Citroen when I made a doc for C4 about the 2CV. I also bought a Sahara at the time but didn't keep it long. Somewhere in storage I have l;oads of info and pictures that Citroen let me have...
It's certainly a strange beast. I think they've stretched the original concept somewhat - build costs on the Dakar car reportedly amounted to 210,000 euros ! Surely the priciest 2CV on record?
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Hi Richard

Yahoo! Groupes

On this page you can send a private message to Cyril , but it's impossible to see the adress....

I've also the adress of their site : Editions TAKLA MAKANE AND their e-mail adress :

sbeallet ATAT club-internet.fr <sbeallet ATAT club-internet.fr>


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Yahoo! Groupes

On this page you can send a private message to Cyril , but it's impossible to see the adress....

I've also the adress of their site : Editions TAKLA MAKANE AND their e-mail adress :

sbeallet ATAT club-internet.fr <sbeallet ATAT club-internet.fr>


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Many thanks for this Ro Ro,
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hot car

They sure have stretched the idea... Looks entertaining to drive. I remember in the 80s sometime, Steve Cropley, then editor of CAR magazine, fitted a turbo to a 2CV but sadly the thing caught fire. Extremely fast and unnerving to drive/. Also two friends of mine fitted Citroen GS engines to their 2CVs and used to delight in burning off the XR3 and hot Cavalier crowd at the lights. The only clue to the bigger engine, effectively 2 2CV engines bolted together, was an extra 3 inches plus in the chassis to make space.

At the risk of being tedious, most people don't realise that in their day, when the cars were made in Levallois, Paris, each 2CV engine was hand assembled by one person, the engines are aluminium and in several places, instead of oil seals, they used oil 'throws' to literally spin oil back from whence it came. Probably all ideas borrowed from bikes. zzzzzzzzzz
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