a few days Ago we were talking about is probably the Citroën 2CV the most expensive in the world. It was auctioned a few days ago, reaching the 172.840€, a figure much higher than the not more of€ 90,000 that was expected someone will pay for it. And what was special? it was Simply a Citroën 2CV Sahara, a version with four-wheel drive and a solution that was as peculiar, as you can use it, to achieve this, two engines, one in front and another behind. In their day they came to make something less than 700 units, and most have not survived to our days.
The Citroën 2CV was a model really important at the end of the fifties in Spain, not only for their qualities, but also by inaugurating in 1958 the production of the factory of Citroën in Vigo (actually the first model that was produced was the furgoneta AZU, a derivative of the 2CV). The reason that Citroën was installed in Vigo was not another that the consideration that Spain could become a very important market for the French brand. The factories of Citroën in Paris were overwhelmed, and the brand decided to expand by opening new factories in France.
The location in Spain also responded to the demands for protectionism of the franco regime, which imposed numerous obstacles to the importation, and to the entry of foreign companies, so that the opening of a factory was the only option that met Citroën to conquer the Spanish market. I simply give you a data. In 1965, 1 out of every 5 vehicles sold in Spain in the category of passenger cars and derivatives were produced in the factory of Citroën in Vigo.
This video of the NO-DO shows us how it is manufactured, at that time, in 1961, at the factory in Vigo. And also how it was proven by the Citroën 2CV Sahara 4×4 and how they looked like from the news Spanish its qualities. Not mistaken the announcer to mention that this model was very focused on projects in civil engineering, as the countless marshes that were erected in those years.