Tuesday, 4 December 2012

2CV by Hermès

The Citroën 2CV is a staple of rural French life, designed to circumnavigate ploughed fields without your box of eggs falling off the seat. Indeed, seldom has a car so agricultural and fundamentally basic been embraced so warmly by a nation; the 2CV is as much a part of French culture as boules and garlic éclairs.
So the idea that luxury goods giant Hermès (established Paris, 1837) should throw the Gallic pride in the deux-chevaux into sharp focus with a bespoke luxury version is rather a lovely one. Built for the 2008 Paris Motor Show, the Hermès 2CV celebrated the tin snail's 60th anniversary. Every inch of the interior - seats, steering wheel, stalks, gear knob, everything - is swathed in their trademark grey-beige leather, while the pull-back roof is woven from sumptuous cotton canvas. The mechanicals remain standard because, well, it's still a 2CV... this is just a bit of a birthday treat. And a jolly nice one it is too.
Via Autoblog

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