The fact that the Renault 4 was technically surpassed the Citroën 2CV was not particularly fun at Citroën. The R4 also came on the market years after the 2CV, so they had a lot of time there to do their homework better. Citroën had to counterattack and quickly. Then Citroën owned Panhard took the stage and although this factory was mainly known for sports and racing cars, he took on the challenge of fully developing the successor to the 2CV. Louis Bioner, who designed every Panhard model produced from the 1920s to the 1960s, assumed responsibility for the project. However, he had a major opponent from the start in the form of Citroën's chief designer, Robert Opron. Namely, although Bioner used 2CV as a base, he added many lines of various Panhard models that Opron did not appreciate at all. In the end, Opron personally had to make major changes for the presentation of the model, while Bioner managed only one feature: the name. Panhard had previously protected the names Dyna, Dynavia, and Dynamic, so the choice of name fell on Dyane.
The Citroën Dyane was officially introduced in August 1967 at the Brussels Motor Show and went on sale a few months later. The response from the public was generally very positive, especially when compared to 2CV. Dyane had a more modern interior and better and easier access to the trunk, it even seems that this detail was copied directly from the Renault 4. The buyer could choose between just one engine, a 425cc engine developing 21 hp. Citroen promised a top speed of 100 km/h, but suggested that the optimum speed should be around 80 km/h, which was sufficient for most French roads at the time. Later the Dyane 6 followed (more powerful engine with 32 hp and a top speed of 120 km/h) like the one offered here. More difficult to find in this condition than a Ferrari, after all, it was a pure utility car, so most of them have died in the meantime. If not this beautiful and beautiful original copy from 1977. Found at a collector in Italy where the car had only three owners. Original sheet metal, sleek, intact and of course stainless. Repainted once for cosmetic reasons and technically in very good condition. For example, the link was recently renewed. Not for sale in the Netherlands in this special condition. Now still affordable!