Citroen 2 CV Pick-Up Prototyp (diecast 1:43, Norev)

  • Citroen 2 CV Pick-Up Prototyp (from 1939)
  • Norev
  • 1:43
  • Showcase model / No engine
  • diecast
  • green
  • ebay Buy It Now
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The Citroen 2 CV Pick-Up Prototype - A Glimpse into History

The Citroen 2 CV, affectionately known as the "Duck," is an iconic model from the French automaker Citroen. Designed by engineer Pierre Boulanger in the late 1930s, the Citroen 2 CV went into series production after World War II in 1948. The first generation of this vehicle was produced from 1948 to 1990 and contributed significantly to the success of Citroen. Originally conceived as an economical small car, the model gained popularity for its simplicity and robustness. The 2 CV became a vehicle for the masses, suitable for both rural and urban environments. Technically, it featured a water-cooled two-cylinder boxer engine and impeccable suspension, providing a comfortable driving experience even on rough roads.

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The Prototype Miniature in 1/43 Scale

The model showcased here in 1/43 scale, manufactured by Norev, represents a unique Citroen 2 CV Pick-Up Prototype. This miniature, part of the collection of Modelly member "viper64," is crafted from high-quality die-cast material. The attention to detail is remarkable, especially the well-defined lines and faithful reproduction of the distinctive shapes of the original. The prototype was an interesting extension of the classic sedan version, featuring a practical loading area. The model also showcases small but significant design details such as wheel arches and fenders typical of that era. Particularly intriguing is the small roof that emphasizes the functional aspect of the pick-up.

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Design and Power of the Original

The Citroen 2 CV Pick-Up Prototype was an experimental version of the regular 2 CV, showcasing the versatility of this vehicle. The developers, including designer Flaminio Bertoni, aimed to create a lightweight and durable work vehicle. Weighing around 600 kg (1322 pounds) and powered by a modest but practical 9 hp engine, this pick-up was designed for economy and simplicity. Additional technical features of the original included a front suspension with trailing arms and a robust chassis suitable for various applications.

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The Norev Scale Model in Detail

The 1/43 scale model by Norev, presented here, represents the Citroen 2 CV Pick-Up Prototype in a highly authentic manner. The model is painted in a matte olive green, reminiscent of the original military-inspired design of those prototypes. The roof is in a beige tone to create a contrast with the body and highlight the special color elements. The loading area showcases the typical wooden plank look, and the wheel arches are perfectly replicated. This model not only provides collectors with a visually appealing replica but also offers a historical connection to a unique chapter in automotive history. The accurately reproduced tires and minimalist body details make this die-cast model a standout piece in any collection.


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