GalleryFrench Woodies - 1920 to 1929 - Utilities
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1923-1925 Citroën Type B2 Camionette Normande Citroën brought out the B2 Normande for rural customers - "Farmers, men of Progress, you have already replaced man's labour by the machine. Why not replace your horse by one when you have to go to market? Try out the automobile."
Early twenties Citroën Type B2 Camionette Boulangère (baker's truck) is the fixed-roof version of the Normande.
1925 Peugeot Charrette Normande found for sale in early 2002 on the Anciennes de France web site: Bon état. Carte grise.+ Un moteur refait et diverses pièces détachées., Dept (77), Prix : 8 842 Euros, soit 58000 FF à débattre, Tel : 0160299306, Email firstname.lastname@example.org
These two different 1925 'Bordelaise' Ford Model T torpedos were built in the Bordeaux Ford factory in Gironde, France, with a wood body of alternating ash and mahogany strips. Others were covered with sheet steels.
1925 Chenard-Walcker Boulangère is a rustic offering from an old car maker better known for their technical innovations and racing cars.
Mid-twenties Peugeot 5CV has removable signs so the family could use the vehicle on weekends.
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This wood-bodied touring car was among the models offered when the French manufacturer, La Licorne (The Unicorn), resumed production after World War I. In the thirties, the French manufacturer was closely aligned with Citroën. Corre La Licorne produced their last car in 1950.
Unic, another French manufacturer, produced sturdy open wagons in the style typical of the period. The firm was subsequently acquired by Simca, and became their commercial vehicle department.
This 1926/27 Citroën B12 was rebuilt after the war with many parts of Citroën B2, B10 and B14 models. At the time, the owner was a carpenter working near Paris and he created this 'break de chasse' in oak.
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