Four wheels under an umbrella Drowned in the depth of perplexity at the sight of a milk van whose entire load of bottles broke right in front on the gate of Marlinspike, Tintin and Captain Haddock are startled by the loud screech of the Thom(p)son’s 2cv as it comes to a dramatic halt right in front of them. Heavily criticized by the press when it hit the French market in 1949, it did not take long for the 2cv to become a massive popular success. Very versatile, robust and rather inexpensive, the most atypical Citroen product was the archetype of a minimalist automobile and it matched perfectly the definition that Pierre Boulanger, its main designer, gave to this legendary vehicle. THE CAR WHICH INSPIRED HERGE : Make : Citroen Model : 2cv Year: 1949 Max. speed: 65kph Gear box: 4 speeds Engine: 375cm2 Weight: 495kg Scale 1/43 - Material painted metal , plastic and cardboard - Presented in perspex box with cardboard outer sleeve and certificat included.