Citroën 2 CV (diecast 1:18, Norev)

  • Citroën 2 CV (from 1950)
  • Norev
  • 1:18
  • Showcase model / No engine
  • diecast
  • bronze
  • Perfect mint condition
  • Original packaging exists
  • Not for sale
 
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The Story of the Citroën 2 CV

The Citroën 2 CV, often referred to as the "Deux Chevaux" or "Duck," was first introduced at the Paris Motor Show in 1948 and quickly became an iconic vehicle of the 20th century. The first generation, produced from 1948 to 1960, was known for its simple design, economy, and versatility. Designed by French engineer André Lefèbvre and designer Flaminio Bertoni, the Citroën 2 CV was powered by an air-cooled twin-cylinder boxer engine with an initial displacement of 375 cm³ (22.9 cubic inches) that was later upgraded to up to 602 cm³ (36.7 cubic inches). The power output ranged from 9 to a maximum of 29 horsepower, and the top speed varied between 65 km/h (40 mph) and 110 km/h (68 mph) depending on the model. An interesting technical feature of the vehicle was its independent suspension, providing excellent off-road capabilities and ride comfort, even on challenging terrain.

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Features of the Norev 1/18 Citroën 2 CV Model

The 1/18 scale model of the Citroën 2 CV by Norev showcased here is a highly detailed replica of the original. Made of high-quality die-cast metal, commonly known as "Diecast," this model from "Play-X" impresses with its accurate portrayal of the unique shapes and details of the original vehicle. Notably, this model accurately depicts the front end with the iconic Citroën logo and round headlights that make the icon unmistakable. The specific matte beige paint job perfectly complements the nostalgic character of this classic. The model further features the characteristic corrugated fenders and the distinctive trunk lid that could swing outwards for opening. Another detail to note is the faithfully reproduced, authentic wheel caps.

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Cultural Context and Historical Events

To better understand the significance of the Citroën 2 CV, it's worth looking at the historical events of its birth year in 1948. This year marked the end of World War II and the beginning of reconstruction in Europe. For instance, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights was adopted in this year, and the legendary song "Nature Boy" by Nat King Cole was released, reflecting the cultural atmosphere and economic revival of that time. These examples illustrate the historical context in which the Citroën 2 CV was developed and how it became a people's car in France and beyond.

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The Beauty of the 1/18 Norev Model in Detail

The 1/18 scale model of the Citroën 2 CV by Norev captivates with its extremely detailed and authentic construction. From the curved fenders to the ribbed hood to the classic interior design, every distinctive feature of the original is lovingly replicated. The painted surface in a subtle matte gold tone adds to the model's authentic aesthetics, giving it an elegant yet rugged appearance. Details like the fine chrome accents on the windows and the grille reflect the care put into crafting this model. Collectors can also appreciate the accurate interior details, including the steering wheel, seating arrangement, and instrument panel, capturing the true essence of the vehicle. This model not only offers visual delight but also a piece of automotive history in miniature form.


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