My in-laws live in a big old barn in the Bresse region of France, famous for its free-range chickens. It should also be famous for its cooped-up Citroens. Dominique, Sylvie's father, used to be an avid restorer of vintage 2CVs and various parts of the barn were once filled with cannibalised carcasses and heaps of spare parts (see part of the collection below). Then Dominique turned to LandRovers, and his wife, Marie, finally decided that the time had come to sell off the Citroen hoard. Including the one stashed away in the attic.
It proved quite an operation to get the last body down from the rafters. Passing through on our way home from Provence last month, we were roped in (literally) to the hoisting party. That's me up there looking deeply worried as Dominique and grandson Remy manoevre the 2CV skeleton into place while other grandson Romain works the hoist.
The hard part was edging the body off the ledge without it plummeting to the ground. Happily, our high-tech expertise accomplished the task. If any of you need to get a car out of your attic, just give me a call.
These were easier to move: