Both, legendary driver Joseph Schlessler's best friend, teammate and business partner Guy Ligier always felt the need to come up with a car that would address the issues of other race drivers.
So soon after his best friend died in an horrific car crash, Ligier decided to retire from racing and build up a car that would address those shortcomings. His firm was called Automobiles Ligier and his first car was a tribute to his dearest friend and so named that model simply ‘JS’ (for Jean-Louis Schlessler).
This second model from the same stable was this JS2 with a 2.7 litre Maserati C114 engine (this was at a time when Citroen was holding the ownership of the Italian brand SM). With design from Michel Têtu and the body being built by well known Italian design house Frua, this car had a unique chassis that was made up of polyurethane sheets that were used as fillers between steel plates. With wishbone suspension and power-assisted disc brakes, this car Ligier JS2 was supposed to be a super hit model, but market pressure made Citroen sell the Maserati unit to De Tomaso therefore ending the flow of engines for the JS2 model.
During those 3 years, this model was sponsored by French cigarette maker Gitanes and oil company Total. And 125 of these were built during this period.
|- Premium collectible|
|- Licensed product|
|- Material: ZAMAC (zinc alloy), Rubber and Plastic|
|- Non-opening bonnet, boot and doors|
|- Only 504 pieces produced|
|Box Dimension (in inches)||6 x 3 x 3|