Citroën - 2CV6 AL400 - 1974 - © Noleen Kutash
Founded in 1919 by French industrialist André-Gustave Citroën (1878–1935), Citroën was the first mass-production car company outside the USA and pioneered the modern concept of creating a sales and services network that complements the motor car. Within eight years Citroën had become Europe's largest car manufacturer and the 4th largest in the world.

Citroën - 2CV6 AL400 - 1974 Front View © Noleen Kutash
The Eiffel Tower served as a billboard for Citroën from 1925 to 1934.  Citroën earned a reputation for innovation and revolutionary engineering, which is reflected in the company's slogan "Créative Technologie". Its history of innovation began with its founding, when André-Gustave Citroën introduced the first industrial mass production of vehicles outside the United States, a technique he developed while mass-producing armaments for the French military in World War I.

Citroën - 2CV6 AL400 - 1974 - Under The Hood - © Noleen Kutash

The highest annual production was in 1974. Sales of the 2CV were reinvigorated by the 1974 oil crisis. The 2CV after this time became more of a youth lifestyle statement than a basic functional form of transport. This renewed popularity was encouraged by the Citroën "Raid" intercontinental endurance rallies of the 1970s where customers could participate by buying a new 2CV, fitted with a ruggedizing. 'P.O.' kit (which stands for Pays d'Outre-mer - overseas countries), to cope with thousands of miles of very poor or off-road routes. 
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