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Citroën Mehari

Citroën Mehari (France, 1967-1988)

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The little, two-door all-roader blended purposeful looks with extreme minimalism. It was meant to be utilitarian but let owners decide what that meant. The Mehari was as comfortable hauling a few hay bales as it was carrying surfboards to the beach. The name comes from a type of camel common to North Africa.

Roland de la Poype, a World War 2 fighter ace who entered the plastics industry after the war, designed the body. The Mehari was made from ABS plastic and dyed various colors. It made the Mehari light and very cheap to build.

The Mehari came with a plastic cover with plastic windows that gave it limited all weather drivability, the car could be completely opened if the driver wished, even the windshield folded out of the way.

Under the odd skin, the Mehari was a fairly standard Citroën 2CV. It used a 602cc flat twin engine with 32hp. The plastic body kept weight down to 570kg (1250lb).

A four-wheel drive version launched in 197...


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Mehari
Mehari
1967, 602cc, 29cv, 2 doors, Petrol, Light delivery vehicle
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Mehari 4x4
Mehari 4x4
1979, 0cc, 0cv,
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Mehari 4 Places
Mehari 4 Places
1986, 0cc, 0cv,
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Mehari Plage
Mehari Plage
1983, 0cc, 0cv,
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Mehari Azur
Mehari Azur
1983, 0cc, 0cv,
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