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Citroen 2CV Deux Deuches Custom | Drive-by Snapshots by Sebastian Motsch (2009)

Citroën 2CV | Deux Deuches Custom

Flag FranceCitroën 2CV | Deux Deuches Custom

Deux Deuches Custom: A pair of Citroën 2CV at the beach in Cap de l’Homy – modified beautifully in the typical and tasteful French customizing style. The best paintjobs I have ever seen on a 2CV, absolutely spotless! On the red/pink 2CV I especially like the widened fenders that are integrated nicely into the flipfront. The deep dish steelies are a great touch as well.

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Citroen 2CV Burton Roadster | Drive-by Snapshots by Sebastian Motsch (2009)

Burton Roadster | Yes, it’s based on a 2CV!

Flag FranceBurton Roadster | Yes, it’s based on a 2CV!

At first glance this might be a vintage something-or-another. And even at the second and third glance most people will still be fooled. If you look closely, you might spot a few hints here and there: three lug wheels and familiar headlights. But only if you open the hood does it dawn on you, that this might not be that vintage at all. This vehicle was actually built in 2007!

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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.

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Willam City Lambretta Microcar France | Drive-by Snapshots by Sebastian Motsch (2009)

Dinosaur scares Willem Lambretta

Flag FranceDinosaur scares Willem Lambretta

“Whoa! Watch out! There’s a dino on the roundabout!” – Diana Tischler

My girlfriend tried to scare me while pointing out the obvious. Oh well I thought and pretended to be calm and totally in control of the situation – while flicking on the high beams of my Impala brown 190E. Remember the day in driving school, when they told you that deer and many other animals freeze and subsequently don’t move, due to temporary blindness? Gotta tell you – it works mighty fine to stop a French dino in its’ tracks. Just look at his eye.

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Sercel Nomad 65 Neo | Broadband vibrators

Flag FranceSercel Nomad 65 Neo | Broadband vibrators

A beautiful Sunday afternoon, driving along the Doubs river in France with the convertible top down. We found this pair of Convoi Exceptionnel trucks, parked opposite the lock between Le Barre and Ranchot . The load looked quite interesting and we stopped to have a look.

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Renault Dauphine Mezos France | Drive-by Snapshots by Sebastian Motsch (2007)

Renault Dauphine | Like ice in the sunshine

Flag FranceRenault Dauphine | Like ice in the sunshine

Imagine a sizzling hot day early in June, with temperatures well over 30°C and no wind whatsoever. We are cruising through the pine forests between Biarritz and Bordeaux at a leisurely pace with the windows and sunroof wide open. The loudspeakers of the trusty old Mercedes play a tune most Germans immediately associate with childhood memories of family summer vacations.

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Simca Hot Rod 1955 France Front | Drive-by Snapshots by Sebastian Motsch (2007)

Rust in Peace | Nondescript French Concrete Mixer Hot Rod

Flag FranceNondescript French Concrete Mixer Hot Rod

Lost Places   |   Rust in Peace


Todays post is something for classic car fans who love challenges. I found this French hot rod with a mock-up concrete mixer on the back in rural France back in 2007. Ever since then, I’ve been wondering what the hell this is actually based on.

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