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Baby -Brousse

A Baby-Brousse.

The Baby-Brousse is a Citroën 2CV based buggy. The car is like a metal-bodied Citroën Méhari and is similar in concept to the French Citroën FAF. The vehicle was a success with more than 31,000 being built from 1963 to 1987.[1] The entire body was made of folded sheet steel with the other parts being bolted together,[2][3] with no welding.

BackgroundEdit

The Baby-Brousse was originally conceived in 1963 by two Frenchmen, Mr. Letoquin and Mr. Lechanteurin that owned les Ateliers et Forges de l’Ebri, which was a company in Abidjan in the Côte d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast).[4]

Sales figuresEdit

  • Baby Brousse in Côte d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast)(1963-1979) 31,305 examples.

Badge-engineered Baby Brousses had many names in many places.

  • Dalat in Vietnam (1969-1975) - 5,000 built.
  • Mehari in Iran (1970-1979) and in Sénégal (1979-1983)
  • Yagán in Chile (1972-1976) - 651 built.
  • Pony in Thessalonika, Greece, built by Namco with Dyane 6 components in a specifically built factory. These had better build quality and equipment than others - 17,000 built.[5]

ReferencesEdit

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