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This quirky French economy car once moonlighted as a one-off "racing snail"

Citroën's air-cooled, front-drive 2CV is not a car normally associated with racing, despite the best efforts of the 2CV Racing Club and its quarter-century of championships. In '50s and '60s Britain, the 2CV was a somewhat-sensible alternative to homegrown heroes like the Morris Minor, but in its homeland (and further afield) rebodying 2CVs for the sports car or racing enthusiast was not unknown.
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NAMiata
Intermediate Driver

This is a beautiful car. If the price wasn't so crazy, it would have made a great electric restomod project. But not for Alfa Montreal money, for example.
CJinSD
Instructor

I'm glad someone valued it enough to prevent it from ending up as a sleek golf cart.
SAG
Instructor

Electro-Mod?
OMG
Gary_Bechtold
Specialist

That car is rough. get your shots before you handle this beast.
Inline8OD
Instructor

Bonne balade. L'escargot rapide.
ScsHot
New Driver

That would be a long tedious process. The electric power would make a nice quiet ride! It would probably take a few folks to get the ride that you would want on the road.