Les filles de forest

Special lighting, different wheel covers, larger bumpers, cut out rear fenders... The Citroëns built at the Belgian factory in Forest differ in many ways from the French-built models. Unfortunately the factory archives were not always well documented, so reconstructing the history of the cars produced in Forest was quite a puzzle. However with some original documents, interviews with people who worked in the factory, publications about the plant and analysis of some cars produced in Forest, more than enough information was found to fill this book.

‘Les filles de Forest’ describes the production and evolution of the two-cylinder cars built at Forest, from the first 2CV A in 1952 to the latest Visa in 1980, and all models in between, such as the Citroën Ami 6, the Dyane, the Méhari and the LN. Also more exotic vehicles like the Radar and Lohr are reviewed. Overviews of body colours, fabrics, production figures and chassis numbers by type and by year complete this 360 page thick book, along with hundreds of images, some of which have never been published before.


Les filles de Forest - de in België geproduceerde tweecilinder Citroëns




Vincent Beyaert
Contributions by Hugo Veldkamp




22 x 24 cm, 360 pages


Full colour, hard cover

  1. "Erg indrukwekkend! Complimenten voor dit stuk onbeschreven geschiedenis. Veel Citrofielen en Vlamingen zul je er een plezier mee doen."
    Freddy Nieuwenhuize - Hoofdredacteur Klassiek & Techniek
  2. Eine umfangreiche und ausführliche Darstellung dieses bisher weitgehend ungekannten Gebietes. Ein gut lesbarer Text. Viele interessante Abbildungen. Eine riesige Menge von Details. Eine ausgesprochene Fleißarbeit. Sehr viel und sehr gutes Buch zu einem günstigen Preis.
  3. "Wat een fantastische uitgave!"
  4. "Wat een prachtig boek! Ik ben er echt heel blij mee en het is één van die schaarse boeken die echt iets toevoegen aan de Citroëngeschiedenis."

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It’s hard to imagine nowadays: two cars of the same make and type, yet completely different because they each were produced in another factory. In the 50s and 60s it was quite normal however that Citroëns, that were built in the factory in the Belgian town Forest, were quite different from the cars that came of the line in Paris.

‘Les filles de Forest’ gives a great overview of all the two-cylinder Citroëns that have been built over the years in Forest. An indispensable reference for lovers!

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