Citroën 2CV6 Special S6 1987* (4556)

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Citroën 2CV6 Special S6 1987* (4556)

* yesterday I was at an oldtimer event and suddenly I saw this “canoe duck” in the opposite direction on the other lane.
– I almost missed it … 🙂

Manufacturer: Citroën S.A., Groupe PSA Peugeot Citroën, Saint-Ouen – France
Type: 2CV6 Special S6 (low compression) Berline
Production time: mid-year 1985 – mid-year 1988
Production outlet: 1,458,465 (1979-1990: all 2CV6 models)
Production outlet 1948-1990: 3.872.583 2CV Berlines and 1.504.221 2CV derived vehicles
Engine: 602cc Citroen M28/1 twin cylinder OHV boxer air-cooled
Power: 27 bhp / 5.750 rpm
Torque: 39 Nm / 3.500 rpm
Drivetrain: front wheels
Speed: 110 km/h
Curb weight: 560 kg
Wheelbase: 94.5 inch
Chassis: dual H-frame platform frame and aircraft-style tube framework with unitized (bolted) steel body
Steering: rack & pinion
Gearbox: four-speed manual / dashboard umbrella stick
Clutch: single dry plate disc (centrifugal)
Carburettor: Solex 26/35CSIC
Fuel tank: 20 liter
Electric system: 12 Volts / 30 Ah
Ignition system: distributor and coil
Brakes front: 9.6 inch hydraulic inboard discs
Brakes rear: Lockheed hydraulic drums
Suspension front: independent leading arm with interconnected longitudinal coil springs, transverse cross member (not an anti-roll bar) and friction dampers (frotteur) + inertia shock absorbers (horizontal mounted)
Suspension rear: independent swinging trailing arm, tie rods with transversal coil springs, friction dampers (frotteur) and suspension cylinders at the side + inertia shock absorbers
Differential: spiral-toothed final drive 4.125:1
Wheels: 4J – 15 inch 3 stud steel wheels
Tires: 125 R 15 Michelin X radial 4-ply
Options: centrifugal “Trafficlutch”, Radioën transistor radio

– André Citroën built armaments for France during World War I and after the war he had a factory and no product. In 1919, the business started to produce automobiles, beginning with the conventional type A.
– In 1924, Citroën began a business relationship with American engineer Edward G. Budd, developer of stainless steel bodies for railroad cars and in 1928, Citroën introduced the first all-steel body in Europe.
– In 1934, debt forced the company into foreclosure and it was then taken over by its biggest creditor, the tire company Michelin.
– Designed by Flaminio Bertoni as the TPV (Toute Petite Voiture: 1938) what later became the 2 CV (1948), restyled by André Lefèbvre, included headlamp beam height adjustment.
– The flat-twin air-cooled engine was designed by Walter Becchia, while the ingenious suspension was designed by Marcel Chinon.
– Only one colour was initially offered when the car came on the scene in 1948, it was grey. A second colour (blue) was offered since 1959 and then in 1960 yellow was added.
– The 2CV Series (1948-1990) was built in Levallois-Perret, France, Forest/Vorst, Belgium, Liège, Belgium, Slough, UK, Jeppener, Argentina (1960–1962), Buenos Aires, Argentina (1962–1980), Montevideo, Uruguay (Panel van & pick-up), Arica, Chile, Mangualde, Portugal (1988–1990), Vigo, Spain and in Koper, Slovenia (former Yugoslavia).