The development of the Citroen Dyane took place after Renault saw a drastic decline in sales of the people’s car, Citroen 2CV after introduction of their new generation Renault 4. Therefore to fill this gap and yet give public the old-charm flavour, the Dyane (with the same chassis and the engine as the 2CV) was launched first in 1967 (little later, a 435 cc was installed).
This new Dyane (later termed as 4, because of her 435 cc engine), had the old looks of the 2CV and yet was much modern in appearance with integrated headlamps and fenders, large windows, etc. After it’s popularity started to soar, Citroen in 1968, installed a more powerful 600 cc engine (known as Dyane 6).
Then after a decade when the Dyane 6 was losing it’s popularity, the company introduced this new model called Caban in the summer of 1977. This car was given a very distinct look unlike all other Dyane’s. A specially made “Caban” logo was provided on the front door, bonnet and the boot while white stripe lines were drawn on all the sides. Inside the car, the seat fabric pattern provided was also different and what was in fashion, then. Known as “pied-de-coq”, this motif resembled the feet of a rooster i.e. adult male chicken.
Only 1500 were made and each of them were numbered to show it’s exclusivity.
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|Box Dimension (in inches)||13 x 7 x 6|