Produced and continuously improved in the years 1949-1990, the Citroen 2CV has become an icon of the French automotive industry. The car was designed before WWII. Its creation is associated with the need to produce a simple and cheap car for the masses, in line with the slogan of the company director Pierre Boulanger, "quatre roues sous un parapluie" (four wheels under an umbrella). The car was simple, economical and allowed for the comfortable transport of 4 people with luggage. Baptized as the ugliest car in the world at the Paris Salon in 1948, it became an object of desire, contrary to the critics' opinions. During its 41 years of production, nearly 4 million cars were produced in factories around the world. Today, this car holds an almost cult status and is prized by collectors. The Charleston, having been presented in October 1980 as a one-season "special edition" was incorporated into the regular range in July 1981 in response to its extraordinary success. By changing the carburetor to achieve 29 hp (22 kW), a top speed of 115 km/h (71 mph) was achieved. Other changes were a new rear-view mirror and inboard disc brakes at the front wheels. Using 85 COBI construction bricks, you can build a model of the Citroen 2CV Charleston which is impeccably reproduced in 1:35 scale. Thanks to the use of elements specially designed for this car, the shape of the body is as close to the original as possible. The car is equipped with 4 movable wheels and printed key details. The Citroen is 11 cm long and 4.5 cm high. The kit includes a plate with the signature of the model and the CITROEN logo of the time. The printed license plates also show the model’s name. The Cobi Youngtimer Collection and the Historical Collection feature vintage cars from major automotive brands. All cars are designed in a 1:35 scale model and represent a vast collection ideal for children, adolescents and adults who are passionate about history and the automotive industry.
About COBI: COBI construction building sets are manufactured in Poland and include easy-to-read step-by-step instructions. Fully compatible with other brands of building blocks, the COBI collection of building sets will stimulate passion for building, discovering and collecting. For the adult builder, the COBI historic series includes a collection of ships, planes, vehicles, and devices inspired by historical events that changed the world.