Altaya, Citroen Mehari

by Peter
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The Citroën Méhari is a utility car and Off-roader produced by the French car maker Citroën and produced here in diecast metal by Altaya in 1:43 scale.

Great detail on this model and fantastic colour, this was an actual colour they were supplied in by Citroen.

The real car

The Méhari was based on the Citroën Dyane 6, and had a body made of ABS plastic with a soft-top. It also employed the 602 cc flat twin gasoline engine shared with the 2CV6 and Citroën Ami. A four-wheel drive version of the Méhari was produced from 1980 to 1983 and had excellent off-road qualities, due to the lightness of the vehicle (the standard Méhari weighs just 570 kg (1,300 lb) and the interconnected fully independent long-travel 2CV suspension used by all of the Citroën ‘A-Series’ vehicles.

These were used by the French and Irish defence forces.

144,953 Méharis were built between 1968 and 1988, the name came from a type of racing camel.

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