The 2 CV or 2 Cheveaux (pronounced Du SHU-voh) meaning 2 steam powered horses were made from 1948 until 1990, making it the second largest made car in the world. Over 88 lakhs of 2CV and its variants such as the Ami, Dyane, Acadiane and the Mehari were made in countries such as France, Belgium, UK, Chile, Uruguay, Spain and Argentina.
This car also known as Tin Snail has featured in over 35 movies and over 15 stamps have been released by various countries.
This car is unique as it was custom designed by Andy Saunders as a tribute to the greatest painter of our times, Pablo Picasso who was also known as the 'Cubist painter'. The car was sliced in to various segments and then refitted to bring the artistic rendering of Picasso's famed 1937 painting - Dora Maar au Chaat.
Saunders thought that his creation will sell for over 8.5 crores or 1 million pounds (GBP) in any auction, but when he placed his creation for sell, the auction house estimated the product to be between Rs. 8-12 lakhs. Even at such low price he could not get a bidder Eventually, there was a buyer who paid GBP 8800 (or Rs. 7.52 lakhs) for his creation.
Unique and a very rare collectible in 1:43 scale.
|- Premium collectible|
|- Licensed product|
|- Material: ZAMAC (zinc alloy), Rubber and Plastic|
|- Moving wheels|
|- Non-opening bonnet, boot and doors|
|- On plinth (platform base)|
|Box Dimension (in inches)||7 x 4 x 3|