Citroen Dyane StanceRat | Drive-by Snapshots by Sebastian Motsch (2009)

Citroën Dyane | The ugly duckling of the 2CV family

Flag FranceCitroën Dyane | The ugly duckling of the 2CV family

Worldwide the Citroën 2CV unites many enthusiasts. There are plenty of clubs and interest groups. They even organize huge meetings each year, one of which I visited in 2009 in Lit-et-Mixe while being on a surfing holiday nearby. But wait… the 2Cv has a sister even most Citroën enthusiasts describe as being rather… ugly.

Citroen Dyane StanceRat | Drive-by Snapshots by Sebastian Motsch (2009)

And cars that are not embraced and loved are usually offered cheap. So, why not take a cheap and not-as-lovely-as-a-2CV Dyane and create something unique?

Citroen Dyane StanceRat | Drive-by Snapshots by Sebastian Motsch (2009)

The stock ride height is too SUV for your taste? Well then… slam it! Mind you, these pictures have been taken before stance and rat look became commonplace.

Citroen Dyane StanceRat | Drive-by Snapshots by Sebastian Motsch (2009)

Do you fancy an expensive paint-job? Non, monsieur.

Citroen Dyane StanceRat | Drive-by Snapshots by Sebastian Motsch (2009)

Excellently executed Snail airbrush graphics on a rusted body panel? Oui, bien sûr!

Citroen Dyane StanceRat | Drive-by Snapshots by Sebastian Motsch (2009)

Central locking? Non, pas du tout! For some it’s more fun to carry a keyring with half a dozen keys and locking the trunk with a padlock – Mr. Bean style.

Citroen Dyane StanceRat | Drive-by Snapshots by Sebastian Motsch (2009)

A collection of stickers? An absolute must and interesting for passers-by not familiar with the custom side of the scene.

Citroen Dyane StanceRat | Drive-by Snapshots by Sebastian Motsch (2009)

Welding patches of metal to the rocker panels is fun. Especially if concours condition is not what you’re aiming for. The whole attitude is best expressed with an appropriate stick… err… stencil.

Citroen Dyane StanceRat | Drive-by Snapshots by Sebastian Motsch (2009)

Ugly? Hell no! I thought it was one of the coolest cars at the meeting 🙂