Where form meets function

A new short film from Maison Vignaux imagines the past life and adventures of a beautifully restored Citroen 2CV.

The 2CV is the only twin engine, four-wheel-drive car ever made, and just 694 of them were produced in total. It made a superb road car and opened up a whole new world of destinations for many people to visit, but its agile, high-performance nature meant that the majority of them were used in tough environments like mountains and deserts. For that reason, it’s extremely rare to find one in drivable condition today.

Luckily, the one featured in the film was restored with such passion, using only original pieces, that it looks and drives like brand new. Dubbed the “Sahara,” it was produced in 1964 and was used in the French Pyrénées mountains to check on high altitude dams and hydropower plants. The film imagines the story of its original owner in its original environment.

The car is available to purchase for $200k, more information is available here.

For more restored masterpieces, this 1978 Toyota FJ40 is a thing of beauty.

Daniel is the editor of Highsnobiety Life. He grew up in north of England and is now based in Berlin.

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