Last Call: Le Haute Rod Edition

I don’t know about you, but I think this Citroën 2CV hot rod by Olli Erkkila is like Mary Poppins; practically perfect in every way.
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Image: Ollierkkila

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  1. Batshitbox Avatar

    That’s some dedication.

    1. Alff Avatar

      Even when solo she rides bitch.

  2. Mikeado Avatar

    When I was researching Traction-Avants I saw this image and it made me want to build a hot rod with a V8 but front-wheel-drive and no engine cover. Maybe extend the front subframe out so it’s nearly as far forwards as the detached one pictured. I’m not sure what use it would be, but hey.

    1. Sjalabais Avatar

      This is begging for a second engine. Or that flathead V12 plane engine that popped up on eBay or so the other day.

    2. Alcology Avatar

      Oh that’s nasty. The best kind of nasty. Thanks for posting this! I was wondering what that would look like in my head recently

  3. I_Borgward Avatar

    Practically perfect, indeed.
    (off to ebay, searching for 2CV)

  4. Batshitbox Avatar

    I see the French Rod and the English Wheel, was this the show in Spanish Fork?

  5. Alff Avatar

    Awesome in a way that Beetle-based rods cannot be.

  6. HuntRhymesWith Avatar

    I want that with a big turbocharger.

  7. Alff Avatar

    I don’t generally pay attention to this sort of thing because the first model year would be several years old before I consider putting one in my driveway but this esl page caught my eye. Is there even a sliver of reality to it?

    1. Rust-MyEnemy Avatar

      What an exasperating website. It’s as if every word has been individually run through an thesaurus until the whole resembles some kind of impenetrable code.

    2. Tanshanomi Avatar

      “…instantly quickly immediately soon.”
      That’s a lot of emphasizing!

      1. theskitter Avatar

        I think it’s one of those experiments in computer writing composition.

        1. Tanshanomi Avatar

          Still, I am going to at some point today ask somebody to get me something “…instantly quickly immediately soon.”

    3. Maymar Avatar

      Yeah, I’m going with definitely not, considering the first picture they feature uses the baleen mouth (hell, it’s clearly photoshopped off a MKT), when Lincoln’s already started showing that the Continental’s front end is going to be used on most of their cars.

  8. Sjalabais Avatar

    Everyone looking for efficient transport solutions may now…eh…look the other way:

    Oh, and did they mention it’s a stock transmission? Yeah, it’s stock. Like the transmission is stock only. Stock.

  9. crank_case Avatar

    My favorite 2CV Rod is still the Sparrow BMW boxer conversion… RWD V8 conversions are very cool, but by then I doubt the standard chassis is up to it and it’s a different car that looks like a 2CV. This is still a 2CV, just a lot faster. Full article here..

    1. theskitter Avatar

      That is dangerously tempting.
      Bind me to the mast.

      1. crank_case Avatar

        Asking me to stop you from this is like asking a bunch of drunk alcoholic students to hold you back from that row of jello shots..

  10. Sean McMillan Avatar
    Sean McMillan

    There was a really interesting build thread on a custom 2cv on the HAMB a couple of years ago, it came out really nice recommended reading

    1. crank_case Avatar

      Those louvres are fantastic, people say they’re not functional, but they’re wrong.
      …slices cheese perfectly..

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