If I were to tell you that the car in this photo is one of my all-time favorites, you might suspect there's a screw loose somewhere and it's not under the hood. But I've always admired the Citroen 2CV (Deux Cheveaux) for its utter simplicity, absolute reliability, and unique character. The design dates back to the 1930's when it was created as transportation for the average French family at a time when most could not afford anything better. The air-cooled two-cylinder engine, with front-wheel-drive, had sufficient power for its light weight while the suspension offered a surprisingly smooth ride from an all-independent suspension. Bodywork was simple, highlighted by a huge fabric sunroof that rolled back like the lid on a sardine can. Citroen continued making 2CV's in France until 1988 and for a time during the 1990's a French firm was buying up used examples and then, with still available new parts, remanufacturing and selling them at a reasonable price. A Toronto couple I knew at the time bought one and loved it, and I still see the occasional 2CV here in Sidney, BC, where they turn more heads than a muscle car. The 1962 model in this photo is listed by a Georgia dealer infor $12,900. Believe me, you can't buy more vintage fun for the dollar.