Conceived by Citroën Vice-President Pierre Boulanger to help motorise the large number of farmers still using horses and carts in 1930s France, the 2CV has a combination of innovative engineering and utilitarian, straightforward metal bodywork—initially corrugated for added strength without added weight. Manufactured between 1948 and 1990, more than 3.8 million 2CV sedans were produced.
The “Sauss Ente” (Speedy duck) was a German special edition – in the fine tradition of making 2CV special editions by the application of graphics to an otherwise mechanically standard car. Backing up the name, the graphics include the 0 to 60 time of 59.4 seconds. It also featured a Club interior, a monospoke steering wheel and an Ami 6 dashboard.