Thursday, May 10, 2018

50th anniversary of the Méhari

This past long weekend, Amboise hosted the Méhari car clubs of France to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the introduction of this "unusual" vehicle.  They were manufactured by Citröen in the same genre as the Mini-Moke (BMC) and "The Thing" (VW).  The Méhari chassis is based on the classic 2CV but with a plastic, open-sided body.  It weighs around 1200 pounds (540 KG).  Between 1968 and 1988, fewer than 150,000 units were produced.  It was a major precursor to the world-wide off-road SUV phenomenon.

At least 300 of these impeccably maintained machines descended from all over France.  The owner's had a wonderful time showing them off and taking driving tours around the area.


  1. Nice photo of the lined-up cars. I wonder if there's a Swedish club.

  2. I don't think I've heard of the type before, but looking at them, they seem familiar.

    1. I don't know if they have been imported to Canada. I wouldn't be surprised if you have seen their cousins, the Things by VW. I remember seeing those in the States.