Citroen plans 2CV gathering

The Citroen 2CV, launched in 1948, is one of the longest-running cars in history after production ended in 1990.

Featuring virtually an unchanged design during its production run, owners of the 2CV will meet at the ‘Amis de la 2CV’ at the end of July.

The new event will be the third of its kind and is expected to feature up to 6,000 Citroen 2CVs from the French brand’s many European fan clubs.

Famed for its value for money and attractive design, the Citroen 2CV was replaced by more frugal, faster and safer small cars in Citroen’s range such as the Citroen Saxo and more recently the Citroen C3, which was updated as recently as 2010.

However, the Citroen 2CV has remained a popular car for fans of the brand with over five million sold since the late 1940s.

The event near Salbris in Central France will feature a competition to see who can take a 2CV apart and reassemble it again in the quickest time, driving simulators and a number of road routes for people to drive the iconic car.

However, it will not all be about the French car maker’s past, with the new Citroen Revolte concept car also attending the event.

The Citroen Revolte was a popular concept when it was unveiled in 2009 at the Frankfurt Motor Show, featuring a modern take on the 2CV design.

However, it was also completely powered by an electric motor drawing energy from a battery, featured rear-opening rear passenger doors and a more upmarket interior to match the likes of the more premium Citroen DS3 supermini and Citroen DS4 hatchback, both of which have been launched in the past 12 months in the UK.