Loches, France – A wooden replica of Citroen's iconic 2CV, built by a French cabinetmaker using a variety of timbers including apple, pear and cherry, is ready to hit the road.
Pensioner Michel Robillard took six years to complete his most ambitious creation to date: a full-sized working replica of the car dubbed the "Umbrella on Wheels", built completely by hand and almost entirely out of wood.
The curved bonnet was carved out of a single block, and its louvres were honed with a wood chisel and sandpaper.
The 2CV – which stands for "deux chevaux", meaning "two horsepower" – was launched in 1948 as Citroen's answer to the Volkswagen Beetle.
Robillard keeps his smooth, shiny creation in his workshop in central France, along with 15 detailed mock-ups for the project.