1967 Hoffman Citroën 2CV - Jay Leno's Garage

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Jay Leno's Garage

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This Citroen Deux Chevaux had its body modified by Wolfgang Hoffman and formerly belonged to an Ambassador to the United Nations.
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1967 Hoffman Citroën 2CV - Jay Leno's Garage
Jay Leno's Garage

Fred Flintstone
Fred Flintstone Күн мурун
I think you found aunt Beverly.
Thiago Francez
Thiago Francez 2 күн мурун
Chuck La Chancé
Chuck La Chancé 2 күн мурун
I love Citroens.
Scott Gitlin
Scott Gitlin 2 күн мурун
An engine that purrs. I think I remember seeing these with wicker seats? Big smile here throughout the presentation but . . . when will you show a modified Yugo?
andré Mouss
andré Mouss 2 күн мурун
You're a nice man, Jay. It brings me heartful memories watching these videos, especially the Traction avant and the 2CV. I Have 5 sisters and brothers, so my dad bought a Traction 11 "familiale", with room for the maximum 9 people allowed to the standard driving license drivers at these times ('60 and '70s) in France. We all have a lot of memories with this car. Also, I happened to drive a Mehari - the buggy version of the 2CV - in a military camp during my time. With it I managed to pass through obsacles that I could not cross with a Jeep, and which even gave some of the tank drivers headaches. Will you some day acquire one of these cars and issue a video ? Greetings from France, and keep up the good work.
Karl-Heinz Tack
Karl-Heinz Tack 2 күн мурун
... note it is a mechanical version of interconnected suspension - later hydraulics.
Rust and Grime
Rust and Grime 4 күн мурун
If you feel 2cv is a smart contraption, look for the Mehari, almost same rolling chassis and mechanics, but with ABS plastic body on top
ruipx 5 күн мурун
My neighbour, in the 80's, was a medic. He could afford a better car but, he loved his 2CV. I remember him entering my neighbourhood soo fast that, one of the wheels, was in the air. Eventualy he got older and bought more expensive cars, like, Audi A6, BMW 5 series and others. Once i talked to him about his 2 CV and his response was... "It's the coolest car I still have on my garage".
atheia kid
atheia kid 6 күн мурун
This car is screaming for a reproduction run. Bring back quirky automobiles.
daniel wiley
daniel wiley 7 күн мурун
The pandemic is caused by the politicians not the virusfurthermore if it was the virus I would rather live for 65 years than exists for 85 years
demonic477 8 күн мурун
the 2 CV 4 × 4 Sahara was made from 1958 tell 1971 they only made 694 of them all most all of them were used by the swiss postal service now there highly collectable because there so rare .
chris bouyer
chris bouyer 8 күн мурун
different parts from different eras , like the steering wheel is from the 80's.Same for Bumpers
mechtrician1 8 күн мурун
These are great. Just keep doing the simple pandemic editions, it doesn't need to be a whole production. Reminds me of when you just had your website way back when.
jay kay
jay kay 8 күн мурун
... so where did the mice go.... they always end up somewhere :( ! angry neighbors?
Bradley Greenwood
Bradley Greenwood 10 күн мурун
Jay... YOU and the car are treasures. No posing, etc. you are what you are. AND many times, you are US.
King Earl
King Earl 11 күн мурун
In Europe nobody ever did see Jay Leno on TV, but he is well known and respected as youtube-star. No snob, no Idiot like Jeremy Clarkson. Great Man!
Raymond Mendoza
Raymond Mendoza 11 күн мурун
Jay throwing down the Omega Man vibe at the start.
jcherw 11 күн мурун
12 hp originally
Jubalito G
Jubalito G 12 күн мурун
Unbeknownst to me at the time, that ambassador (Janis Priedkalns) drove that to my wedding in Moose Wyoming in August 2002. He and his brother Juris and their lovely ladies were in attendance. Very special people. Glad to see it restored to its former glory. Good on you Mr. Leno and the Priedkalns family!
Soussmeboules 12 күн мурун
The 2CV is better than most cars offroad and on snow. It can drive almost everywhere, slowly but everywhere. A 2CV Charleston (Black and Burgundy) was my wedding car. I love it.
Robert Jones
Robert Jones 13 күн мурун
Great episode! In many ways it’s better to just have you, Jay, explain and enjoy a ride in a not-so busy road.
oldies geek
oldies geek 14 күн мурун
The first time I saw a Citroën was in American Grafitti.
Scott Maytham
Scott Maytham 14 күн мурун
Pint of Whisky First ,Kind of Car
Scott Maytham
Scott Maytham 14 күн мурун
This Mexican Women Would Deliver Us Manudo and warm tortillas early Saturday morning. The amazing.. thing was how she got their with out spilling any .
Scott Maytham
Scott Maytham 14 күн мурун
What does that tell you Walt.Mickie's Favorite Place to P
Scott Maytham
Scott Maytham 14 күн мурун
Looks a earliest VW bug Got Stuck In a Vise
Scott Maytham
Scott Maytham 14 күн мурун
My first look ,Thinking Not Safe to Drive. Wheel Position
Steve The Ford Guy
Steve The Ford Guy 14 күн мурун
Hey what a great little parts runner and it seems to have enough power to get up to speed just fine. California weather is perfect for a full-time convertible, whats not to like. I do believe the suspension is like nothing, I have ever seen in my life. Thanks Jay for showing it to us.
Dai Neal
Dai Neal 14 күн мурун
I had a Charleston in this colour, great car.. cheap to run, soft top, easy to fix, and is a great off roader as they were light weight and have great suspension. Touring through Belgium was a gas in one. The Charleston has enough room in the back for a drum kit and then some... it is perhaps the perfect car.
easystreets70 15 күн мурун
2 cly boxer. Heater is incoming air directed to the inside. Car for students in Germany.
El Dorado
El Dorado 16 күн мурун
Part of the fun watching is trying to see the cars in he background- like this one-
Justin Case
Justin Case 17 күн мурун
It just screams Volkswagen. I thought for sure the engine would be in the back. Cool Car!
theodore Dow-man
theodore Dow-man 17 күн мурун
Citroen pioneered automobile suspension.
Fredrick Rourk
Fredrick Rourk 17 күн мурун
Give it the Belgium Racing Suspension Mod and 702cc engine mod. Surprise Honda Boys.
Matija Vrkic
Matija Vrkic 17 күн мурун
It is just not to be driven on straight long roads. Takes all the fun away. Try it on curvy narrow roads. No roller coaster like it.
Scrawltrawler 18 күн мурун
Well, this makes me smile as well. Thanks again, this series is really enjoyable and worth your time & effort.
toendramist 18 күн мурун
You need a original 2CV, and just for the fun, a Renault 4 GTL to travel around the world :-)
Michael Heinrich
Michael Heinrich 18 күн мурун
did you know? 2cv in french spells like 'deux chevaux' which means 'two horses'
Christmas Snow
Christmas Snow 18 күн мурун
I used to see lots of those 2CV when I was a kid, and I never knew before this video about the fiberglass Hoffman version.
Juanito Octavio
Juanito Octavio 19 күн мурун
Het another entertaining and educating episode! 😎 Thank you Jay! Sweden is greatful. 👍
William Thompson
William Thompson 19 күн мурун
Jay, Do you have an original 2CV? If so, I would like to see a video on that one, too. Thanks!
Michael Kenis
Michael Kenis 19 күн мурун
the twin engined one was the Savannah, cudos to Jay for actually remembering one of Citroen's rarest cars
74Beeper 20 күн мурун
What a weird car
wendell worth
wendell worth 20 күн мурун
The original French deathtrap.
Imran Abbasi
Imran Abbasi 20 күн мурун
Grey Jay
Grey Jay 22 күн мурун
I spent a few months in Paris back in the '60's, and those 2CV's were everywhere. So were Solex motorbikes. I'd love to have an early 2CV, with the corrugated tin body panels. The delivery wagon, maybe?
Dan Didnot
Dan Didnot 23 күн мурун
I got the needle to hit 120 in one . The needle was pointing at all the other numbers as well though. Had to dodge the police in Milan and swung onto the tramlines . It was like sitting on a paint tin shaking machine. All of us crying from laughing so much 🤣
Old Guy
Old Guy 24 күн мурун
I had the Renault 4 station wagon the other french car that was a counter point to the 2cv. Both had the shifter lever in the dash and took some getting used to drive as an every day driver.
Phil Bero
Phil Bero 24 күн мурун
No reference to the McLaren F1? Jay, this pandemic really must be getting to you!
Youri Carma
Youri Carma 24 күн мурун
I was in France in the nineties and you could buy a new 2CV engine at the supermarket which were just stacked up in boxes on the floor.
Leland Podoll
Leland Podoll 24 күн мурун
The country roads in France in the late 50s weren’t really rough but they more like whoopes the soft suspension of French cars just soaked up the dips.
Corné Beerse
Corné Beerse 24 күн мурун
The transmission is not that strange, it is a 'dog-leg' transmission, as used in sports-cars too: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dog-leg_gearbox
discerningmind 25 күн мурун
Jay, I love the pandemic versions, it's great to watch you being you while sharing these fun and interesting cars. The shift pattern certainly points toward the French doing things differently. That's an odd four-speed shift pattern. The shifter is odd too but it works beautifully. I understand the shocks are attached to the wheels suspensions by use of rods and cables. My OCD is on fire with that single post steering wheel being off-center. The two-cylinder engine moves that car right along.
B Davis
B Davis 25 күн мурун
Another great video, thanks Jay. One day it would be interesting if you took us on a tour of your shop.
unknown artist
unknown artist 25 күн мурун
I don't get to see the top,because Jay says it's ugly,sweet!!! No wonder DeMuro is far ahead of Leno.
B M G 25 күн мурун
Jay, the twin engine 2CV is named "Sahara" after the north african desert.
radioguy1620 26 күн мурун
Driving my 5 speed 98 Escort to work till it now has 346 ,000 on the clock, On the 130 mile round trip , I am always happy when I make it home and say a quiet thanks. and after driving it so long you learn to sense its mood , some days are better than others , just two days ago I started watching the Ultra gauge i added and it was running a bit hot 204 instead of the usual 197, so I decided to replace the thermostat, of course the first bolt broke off in the head, i figured it was the end of the car, deciding to forge ahead , another bolt broke its head off, and the third came loose ok. carefully prying off the housing the original thermostat was in pieces and could have clogged the passage off at any time on the highway getting me stuck, I very carefully using a new set of visegrips with sharp teeth gripped the stubs of bolt sticking out of the head and 1/8 turn by turn got them both loose, Happiness occurred as i realized I could fix it , i spent a few hours carefully cleaning the parts, put on a new hose too and drove it today 130 plus miles, Feeling like i just got a new car. great fun to bring one back from the brink of the junk yard. and any car that gets you home when running injured is worth a solid attempt to keep it going. Happy the old girl lives.
radioguy1620 26 күн мурун
I might add that I think some of Jay's mice found my other Escort, yes i have two and got a bit woozy and chewed thru the gas tank vent line which gave the computer fits. Maybe if Jay drops by I can show him the 98 Escort section of my driveway . Honestly what would we do without these vids.
Ostkreutz Rox
Ostkreutz Rox 26 күн мурун
I just saw one of those with a creme/bordeaux color scheme, spare tyre on the trunk and wire rims. Really looked expensive. I couldn't believe it was a 2CV
chucku00 26 күн мурун
*HubNut has joined the chat* The paint job and lights come from the 80's 2CV Charleston series, so only the chassis and engine might be from 1967. Didn't see any mention of Burton 2CV in the comments. Fine cars too...
R W 26 күн мурун
Inspector Clouseau's Silver Hornet! Thanks for honking the horn, Jay.
Danny J. Rumbles
Danny J. Rumbles 27 күн мурун
“Any car that makes me smile is good.” - Jay Leno That’s the true definition of a true “Car Guy” ladies and gentlemen.
john public
john public 27 күн мурун
As I remember reading it, they called it a 2CV (deux cheveau) because the the owner was taxed the same as owning 2 horses. I read an article, in Auto Restorer magazine I believe, about the 5CV (cinq cheveau) that was taxed at the rate of 5 horses. It was all-wheel drive, but it was two engines & two transaxles. Great video Mr Leno.
Major Spam
Major Spam 27 күн мурун
That suspension... so this is what Citroen means with Creative Technology.
Marco Roepers
Marco Roepers 28 күн мурун
In Europe the 2CV is more iconic than the VW Beetle. In the Netherlands we used to call it the Duck (Eend), sometimes ugly Duck.
Salvador Montoro Goethe
Salvador Montoro Goethe 28 күн мурун
Love the revolver gear change, citröen had it on the 2CV, Diane 6, ..., and Renault on their R4 and R6. thanks for these videos , Jay, as I was a child in Spain 2CVs and R4s where everywhere... Working man's car!
egotripband 29 күн мурун
wasn't Chevrolet a French dude ???.
Alberto Soto
Alberto Soto 29 күн мурун
I drove the AX 3 30 citroen for many years. It was fun. Slow and terrible going up the hill but fun when I was younger. Thanks Jay. That was a lot of good memories.
Jacob Juel Sørensen
Jacob Juel Sørensen 29 күн мурун
I can believe 60-70 km/h (90 on a good day) - you are a brave man if you get it to 70 mp/h :-)
Charlie Derrick
Charlie Derrick Ай мурун
Would rather see a video on a 2CV than a multi-million dollar supercar.
Max Brazil
Max Brazil Ай мурун
An eccentric friend in college had this model he named "le scarabée"
steve20118 Ай мурун
As Jay would say "Just Fantastic". These episodes are the only thing I will miss when Pandemic is over.
Tlot Pwist
Tlot Pwist Ай мурун
When the Beatle had its cinema fame with the racing one in disney movies, the 2cv in france is remembered by many moviegoers for being the car of a nun in the Les Gendarmes saga, who would show up to offer a ride to De Funes' character, and drive like a crazy maniac
Ewald Liebegut
Ewald Liebegut Ай мурун
What is that beautiful black car in between the DS and the blue Panhard?
Ewald Liebegut
Ewald Liebegut 24 күн мурун
After a deep search, I found out it's a 1937 Panhard Dynamic; I'd love this car to be covered soon :-)
Marc St.james
Marc St.james Ай мурун
would love to see Peugeot back in the States!!!
Bryan Dorr
Bryan Dorr Ай мурун
Such a beautiful and simple car. The suspension system is very interesting. Gotta love a car that is meant to be driven.
Cory Cruzan
Cory Cruzan Ай мурун
Love every video
Michel Barbeau
Michel Barbeau Ай мурун
first time i saw a 2cv i coulnt beleive how much it took off at a normal speed,great video
Jenny Donne
Jenny Donne Ай мурун
The original engine was 325cc boasted 12bhp. The last was 602cc with 26bhp. The twin engine version was the Sahara. The Speedo is definitely kph as the United Kingdom is the only country in Europe to use mph, 120kph is 74mph, 100kph is 62mph and 50kph is roughly 30mph.
Edgar Beat
Edgar Beat Ай мурун
Renault used the same 2cv system under licence. Full suspension explanation link below. Part 4 time 6:02 kgglobal.info/port/PLB7F836CAC69BBC0F.html Also consider this. The 2cv and DS19 influenced the Original 1959 Mini. Proof in the link above as Alex Moulton and his team assessed a 2cv van and Alec Issigonis had the use of a 1957 DS19.
flyingmerkel6 Ай мурун
Way more interesting than the latest & & unusable superdupercar.
tetsuyakaji1 Ай мурун
I used to drive a 2cv over in Australia did you notice how the tube the gearshift goes through looks like a gas strut housing and also the seats come out easily for having a picnic. The ones I saw had a crank start as well
reaper1874 Ай мурун
That 2CV name always confused me. 2CV is 2 cheveax vapeur which is 2 horsepower...
Darkstar Ай мурун
Wow. That car is a Snowflake's dream.
OSSA Nyberg
OSSA Nyberg Ай мурун
I love the pandemic version!
graycav56 Ай мурун
What a cool unusual vehicle! Thanks for sharing!!
Jane Lopez
Jane Lopez Ай мурун
The incredible garden distinctly snow because lier unequivocally tame amongst a ajar switch. yellow, elite gate
Mark Sommers
Mark Sommers Ай мурун
...a jaunty ride !
Mike Ammons
Mike Ammons Ай мурун
Jay, I always knew you as a car guy, so the trueness is leaving the Audiovox radio in it. Nothing more simple and works like the 2cv itself
Yukon Willeh
Yukon Willeh Ай мурун
i like it better just you and one person to interview. you may not like the "production value" but it feels more like its just you walking us around the car museum you call a garage
peebee0 Ай мурун
I loved my 2CVs!
igor de wit
igor de wit Ай мурун
haha,Jay rijdt in 'n Eend!!!! (thats Dutch,for Jay drives a 2cv Duck) I remember my dad telling me he once sold his to a fat guy...and the guy went through the rusty floor in the second corner.I myself mostly remember them for the epic cornering-always an adventure-,with 8 kids rolling around in the back of the 2cv- Van version,on our way to some kids birthday-party!no seatbelts...Completely insane and unsafe:fantastic!!...i loved the seventies!Thanks dad!🖐...and thank you Jay,for bringin back great memories!!Best wishes to you, from the Netherlands!🍹
ajdahun Ай мурун
unfortunately Citroen is not an engineered car company anymore, just a cookie cutter model with chevron badging
dlwatib Ай мурун
I can see how much you love this little car, Jay. You're a true car aficionado. You love them all, but especially the unusual ones that we don't see all that often.
Dr. G
Dr. G Ай мурун
Super. Thanks, Jay Leno. BTW I did cringe at your Citroen pronunciation. It is pronounced Sit Ron. Not Sit ronnie.
Robin D
Robin D Ай мурун
Hi! I’ve noticed a Moto Guzzi Ambassador in one of your great videos. Since Guzzi has turned 100 years old this week that great Motorcycle might be a good candidate for one of your next videos! Cheers from Holland
mbrock5532 Ай мурун
Raise your hand if you're like me and think the only good thing about the continued lockdowns is Jay continues to put out this style of video. I actually hope he doesn't go back to the old style when this is all over.
Niels van der Zeyst
Niels van der Zeyst Ай мурун
2CV, deux cheveaux, two horses... what it started out with.
alan6832 Ай мурун
My favorite undercoat is to take it every month to a self serve car wash and spray wax the underside with the pressure wand on the wax setting, or in the North, automatic car washes have "corrosion inhibiting undercarriage rinse" which I sometimes do instead where available, to get different angles, though I think the spray wax actually lasts longer than the stuff made for undersides. If it has silicone or that new ceramic, it should even protect mufflers from rust!
Yes it's kilometres , if all is going well you can expect to reach 110 (no load, climb or ...wind ! )
alan6832 Ай мурун
I don't think it counts as recycling if you put it in a collection. It's only recycling if it goes back to serving necessities such as if you loan it to a minimum wage commuter so she can get out to affordable apartments past San Bernadino. Then one weekend a month she can bring it in to be maintained and occasionally cleaned up and shown, which is pretty much all you do with them anyway.
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