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Robby nz

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Always wanted one of these.

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Spotted in CNX

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weird my post 42 disappeared...w00t.gif ^ I just tried to find it, again .... but forget which folder it was in....

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seen better days!

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Some of the old models look better than the new ones

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one more Citroen

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My grandfather was NZ's original Citroen importer, business passed on to his two sons/my uncles; earliest memories of family gatherings at our home must have looked like a Citroen car club meet.

Citroens (2CV model) were (pre Khmer Rouge) assembled in Sihanoukville Cambodia, and I've seen pics of their luxurious showrooms in Phnom Penh.

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^^^ In the early 70's the 2CV was very common in Kampooch as was the showroom

on Norodom Blvd. They were a dream car to/for many people back then. My GF's

father had 2. One a shade of light bluish grey, the other all white. Both had grey

interiors. I was in Kampooch with the military for a while before things went to

zero.

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2012 I went on a search in Phnom Penh for the Norodom Bvd showroom; had read about it, seen pics, but unable to locate; either it had been rebuilt/changed or maybe knocked down?

I did find the place where their workshops were, 82nd street (river end) as per 2nd pic below, now just a trace of signs

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SKMA garage belonging to the Citroen agent in Phnom-Pehn's Preah Vihear Street (Street 82), in 1960, and (below) a more recent photo still showing traces of retro "Citroen" signs

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Citroën 2CVs were assembled from CKD kits in Cambodia by Société Khmère de Montage Automobile (SKMA) during the 1950s.

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away from Citroens, this VW seen on sale in Chanthaburi city (note Citroen in earlier pic is parked behind, it was also for sale)

Every city needs a 'Herbie' Love Bug VW!

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Lagonda is a Shawnee Indians name for Buck Deer's Antlers. How it became a Brit Car Brand no idea.biggrin.png

Google is your friend

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lagonda

Lagonda was founded as a company in 1906 in Staines, Middlesex, by an American, Wilbur Gunn (1859–1920),[1] a former opera singer of Scottish ancestry.[2] He named the company after Lagonda Creek near Springfield, Ohio, the town of his birth...................................

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2012 I went on a search in Phnom Penh for the Norodom Bvd showroom; had read about it, seen pics, but unable to locate; either it had been rebuilt/changed or maybe knocked down?

I did find the place where their workshops were, 82nd street (river end) as per 2nd pic below, now just a trace of signs

Rallye_du_Cambodge_01.03.1960_-_7.997_-_

SKMA garage belonging to the Citroen agent in Phnom-Pehn's Preah Vihear Street (Street 82), in 1960, and (below) a more recent photo still showing traces of retro "Citroen" signs

IMG_3477-446x327.jpg

05-cambodia2cv2-313x335.jpgCitroen-213x305.jpg

Citroën 2CVs were assembled from CKD kits in Cambodia by Société Khmère de Montage Automobile (SKMA) during the 1950s.

PM coming your way later in the day. I must look through some archived pix first,

maybe I have em...maybe I don't...but I think I have a few from the mid 90's.

If lucky I hope they help you & the family.

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