Photographer's Note

I saw this nice old car parked at Nyhavn where are all the fancy cars of rich people. I did small post processing of this photo, but there are not a lot of changes. I thought that if I just desaturate the car result would be nice, because also the car didn't have any interesting colors and there's not a lot of things that I lost.

Some of the nicknames of this nice car are:

Popular French nicknames were "Deuche" and "Dedeuche". They also called it "an umbrella on wheels" and "the big beast". The Dutch were the first to call it "het lelijk eendje", the ugly duckling, while the Flemish called it "de geit", the goat. In Germany it is called "die Ente", the duck. English nicknames are Tin Snail and Dolly. In the former Yugoslavia the car was called "Spaček" (pronounced "spa-check", meaning--affectionately--"oddity" or "aberration"). In Spanish-speaking countries they were nicknamed "patito feo" ("Ugly duckling"), "citrola" or "citroneta" (derived from "Citroën"). In Finland, the 2CV is known as "Rättisitikka" (Finnish for "rag Citroën") because of its canvas roof.

Outside France, the 2CV's most common nickname today is "The Duck", which seemed to be endorsed by Citroën which released a stuffed toy animal in the 1980s representing a duck with Citroën on its side and 2CV under its right foot. It is commonly referred to as the "Deux Chevaux" and in Britain it is also known as the "upside down pram" or the "Tin Snail".

A Micro Machines video game offered a vehicle called the "Super Snail", which resembled the 2CV.


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