- Blipshift is offering three unique French-themed T-shirts for Bastille Day.
- The shirts feature three Citroën classics: the 2CV, the SM, and the DS.
- Pricing starts at $15 plus shipping, but hurry: the sale ends July 14 at midnight.
To celebrate Bastille Day this Sunday, France's annual celebration of the day revolutionaries stormed the Bastille, Blipshift is offering deals on three T-shirts, each featuring one of our favorite classic French cars. All three can be had for just $15 plus shipping, but you'll have to act fast as the sale ends on Sunday night.
The first shirt design shows a blue Citroën 2CV against a circular backdrop of Paris. You can even see the Eiffel Tower on the right. The "deux chevaux" was France's answer to Germany's VW Beetle; it sported an air-cooled horizontally-opposed two-cylinder engine that made just 9 horsepower when the car debuted in 1948. It remained in production–albeit with slightly more horsepower–until 1990.
Its production run may have been short–just 1970 to 1975–but the Citroën SM's oddball styling and innovative engineering makes it desirable. Fans of Burt Reynolds might remember the SM as the car his character uses to evade the police in the 1974 film The Longest Yard. Under the hood of this sultry coupe was a powerful V-6 engine supplied by Maserati. (The words on the shirt translate to "Be magnificent," by the way.)
And finally, we have the iconic Citroën DS, showing off its avant-garde styling in this blue, white, and black three-tone exterior color. This French favorite's legendary status led to the use of its name for a modern sub-brand for Citroën that might eventually make its way to the United States.
Everyone knows the French have impeccable taste, and these shirts prove the point. As for our desire for modern French cars on American roads, these shirts do little to quench our thirst: Citroën, Renault, Peugeot, we're waiting.