If you’ve been to Ibiza, you’ve probably seen a very vintage 4 × 4 convertible car on the road but lower, with people wanting to party inside. It is the Citröen Méhari, a classic of the beaches. And now that it is the season, we bring you a list of vehicles made for the fine sand that bathes the coasts or desert dunes. Some more affordable and safer than others, and especially some easier to find, but all make us want to make a road trip for some lost coast.
This low-cost convertible was produced by the French manufacturer Citroën between 1968 and 1988. It has an engine of 67 HP and reaches 100 km / h, but to go to the beach does not need to run so much. Only 1,000 units of the Citroën Méhari were manufactured in Spain, France and other European countries. It is based on the Citroën 2CV and its engine was the same as that of the 2CV. Its body is made of plastic, so it is easier to clean but nothing comfortable to sit on when the August sun is hitting it.
The Cactus M is a prototype in retro key that would become the son of the Méhari and brother of the Citroën C4 Cactus. Convertible and also with a very surf air, it has two large doors, plastic that accentuate the impression of compactness of the car. Its originality resides in the wooden board located between the arch and the windscreen pillar, ideal to place the essentials for summer. It also has original and colorful interiors.
Jeep Wrangler X
If there is an SUV that everyone can immediately recognize as such, that is the Jeep Wrangler. This special series is based on the Wrangler Sahara. The Wrangler X is a special edition that differs aesthetically because the seven-slot grille of the body color has inserts in black Gloss, a hood with two air intakes, 18-inch wheels. Its engine is the 2.8 CRD with 200 HP of power, combined with the automatic change of five relations and the system of traction total Command-Trac NV241 part-time with function “Shift on Fly” and reductive Can you imagine it for some dune?
Citroen C3 Pluriel
The C3 Pluriel is part of what we can call innovative and unusual cars. This original convertible consisted of several positions for the roof: closed, central or convertible, depending on the time or mood of which you are. The rear seats can be folded down to provide more space. It is difficult to find but curious and practical.
A classic of the two-seater, elegant, refined, versatile and lightweight, it climbs onto the podium of the most popular roadsters in the world, which has several generations already behind it and is now on sale for the Mazda MX-5 2015. Responsive response and aerodynamic structure: the windshield and the cab are designed to soften the airflow when driving without a hood. You can go to the beach with a lot, a lot of class.