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F355 Deux Chevaux
May 29, 2009 7:40 PM   Subscribe

Hey, you got your 2CV in my F355! Oh, yeah? You got your F355 in my 2CV!
posted by mr_crash_davis mark II: Jazz Odyssey (29 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite

 
Holy shit, it's Fred Sanford's hearse.
posted by shadow vector at 7:55 PM on May 29, 2009


Wow, it looks... almost... good. Worse looking cars have gone into regular production anyway. But it has lost the soul of a 2CV if it can exceed the speed limit going flat-out into a headwind.
posted by FishBike at 7:58 PM on May 29, 2009


TVC15?
posted by Joey Michaels at 8:03 PM on May 29, 2009


Damn. I was hoping this was a post about Alexander Shulgin.
posted by zerokey at 8:03 PM on May 29, 2009 [5 favorites]


People still have money to buy cars?
posted by jbickers at 8:31 PM on May 29, 2009


Putting a candle in a cow-pie doesn't make it as birthday cake.

But, admittedly, that is one awesomely fast cow-pie. I do appreciate the workmanship, which is gorgeous, but I hate to see that motor in that vehicle.
posted by mosk at 8:36 PM on May 29, 2009 [2 favorites]


Deud, Chevau
posted by Mblue at 8:39 PM on May 29, 2009


I can't find a link now, but someone once put a 12 cylinder 2000 hp Continental aircraft engine in a BMW Isetta...
posted by 445supermag at 9:21 PM on May 29, 2009


On Topic, another sneaky bastard of a car the loveable Renault Espace F1. (warning: in french)

Familiar to anyone who has played Gran Turismo 3. If only it were available on the market.
posted by Severian at 9:22 PM on May 29, 2009 [1 favorite]


"Between 1948 and 1990 Citroen has produced 6,808,319 2CV, Dyane and Ami cars which reached a cult status worldwide. 1200 of them are still cruising around Belgrade. But that's only according to official statistics..."

Pretty Dyana - a Gypsy Recycling Saga
An intimate look at Gypsy refugees in Belgrade suburbs who make a living by transforming Citroen's classic 2cv and Dyana cars into Mad Max-like recycling vehicles, with which they collect cardboard, bottles and scrap metal. These modern horses are much more efficient than the cart-pushing competition, but more important - they also mean freedom, hope and style for their crafty owners. Even the car batteries are used as power generators in order to get some light, watch tv and recharge mobiles! Almost an alchemist's dream come true! But the police doesn't always find these strange vehicles funny...
posted by Hammond Rye at 9:25 PM on May 29, 2009 [3 favorites]


So this means that somewhere out there is an F355 with the 2-cylinder engine from a 2CV.
posted by Venadium at 9:39 PM on May 29, 2009 [3 favorites]


A family friend of mine is currently playing with the idea of dropping a porsche engine into an old VW Karmann-Ghia (something that's apparently done sort of often, as far as restored Karmann-Ghias go). I keep trying to convince him to put it in a microbus instead. Maybe this will help sway his favor.
posted by The Esteemed Doctor Bunsen Honeydew at 10:11 PM on May 29, 2009


So this is what is going to happen when they start the budget limit for formula I teams next year, right?
posted by DreamerFi at 10:33 PM on May 29, 2009 [1 favorite]


but someone once put a 12 cylinder 2000 hp Continental aircraft engine in a BMW Isetta...

BMW Isetta with 190 hp aircraft engine ... and propeller.
posted by zippy at 10:46 PM on May 29, 2009


Ah, here it is: Allison V-12 powered Isetta via 2006 Metafilter comment by 455supermag in a Metafilter post on microcars.
posted by zippy at 10:50 PM on May 29, 2009


I just spent a week in Europe. They can claim to be into soccer all they like, but I now know the truth... soccer can go hang. The second something with wheels is set against something else with wheels, all of Europe stops what they're doing and changes channel to watch. There was an entire half-hour on the Eurosport channel devoted to tracking how well Lance Armstrong was (wasn't) doing on the Tour d'Italia. In =German=.

Americans, with their NASCR and NHRA can claim to be into racing, but they just aren't. On the other hand, Germany doesn't have the Red Sox. So they will need to make do with Ferrari-powered subcompacts.
posted by Slap*Happy at 11:08 PM on May 29, 2009


"So this means that somewhere out there is an F355 with the 2-cylinder engine from a 2CV."

They made 2CVs with 4X4 via two engines; one in the front and one in the back. I notice there isn't any pics of under the hood. Could be this car is sporting both engines. Two modes to suit your fancy, crazy economy with the original engine and mind blowing acceleration with the addition.
posted by Mitheral at 11:38 PM on May 29, 2009


Hammond Rye, I wish I could favorite your comment more than once. I just finished watching that whole thing and it was absolutely fascinating. Actually, this post has lead to much awesome overall. Yay quirky car-ness!
posted by Stunt at 12:36 AM on May 30, 2009


Hey, you got your Boeing 747 in my 2CV!
posted by armage at 1:02 AM on May 30, 2009 [1 favorite]


2CV8
posted by zippy at 1:27 AM on May 30, 2009


Hammond Rye, I also loved that link. I will be passing through Belgrade Monday, and hope I bump into these guys.
posted by Meatbomb at 2:47 AM on May 30, 2009


"I do appreciate the workmanship, which is gorgeous, but I hate to see that motor in that vehicle."

Me too. It completely ruins the whole point of a 2CV.

(I'll still take a Volvo 240 with a Camaro engine any day, though...)
posted by dunkadunc at 3:03 AM on May 30, 2009 [1 favorite]


The Esteemed Doctor Bunsen Honeydew: I keep trying to convince him to put it in a microbus instead.

Like this then?
posted by Skorgu at 4:54 AM on May 30, 2009


That should make the hit list in next month's Cavallino.
posted by Zambrano at 9:11 AM on May 30, 2009


armage's 2CV vs. 747 link is worth it, seriously.
posted by fourcheesemac at 9:15 AM on May 30, 2009


Or you could put that Ferrari engine in a 1960 Nash Rambler wagon....
and put it up for sale for $500k.
posted by Killick at 10:13 AM on May 30, 2009


Needs some racing stripes, big-ass spoiler, low-riding suspension, spinner rims.
posted by qvantamon at 1:56 PM on May 30, 2009


They ruined that awesome Citroen.
posted by Mister_A at 5:55 PM on May 30, 2009


Hmmm...it goes like stink but it's bloody ugly. Check out these prototype Deux Chevaux that were only recently found in a French barn (1994).
posted by FelixFaure at 3:51 AM on May 31, 2009


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