Production line worker, Citroen motor car factory, Levallois, France, c 1960s.
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Photograph by Nick Thompson showing a worker operating a machine on a production line manufacturing the Citroen 2CV. The first 2CV prototype was produced in 1937 and unveiled by Pierre Boulanger, President of Citroen, at the Paris Salon in 1948. Designed as a minimal cost, rural transport vehicle and a family/utility vehicle with a considerable off-road capability, its specification called for a motor vehicle capable of carrying two persons and a 110lb (50kg) sack of potatoes at a speed of 37mph (60km/h), with a fuel consumption of more than 75mpg.