Frenchman builds Citroen 2CV out of wood
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A Citroën 2CV made out of wood is on the point of getting official approval from the French authorities to be taken onto the road.
It has been built by Michel Robillard, a retired cabinet maker, who spent six years lovingly crafting the car at his workshop near Loches in central France.
This is not just a replica of the cars which for decades puttered up and down French country roads, it is a working vehicle complete with an engine.
Eventually, M. Robillard hopes to display the car in an art gallery, the Local reported.
He has already had approaches from people who would like to buy the car.
Not only is the body made from Touraine fruitwood, but so is the grille and of course the interior, including the seats.
The interior is pretty basic, much as the original model was. The wooden seat has been made slightly more comfortable with the addition of a cushion.
M Robillard hopes his replica of a 1953 Citroen 2CV will hit the open road in the summer.