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Rewind to Île d’Yeu in the 1970s

We’re traveling back to Île d’Yeu, a small island located a couple of miles off the French coast.

We don’t know precisely when the first picture was taken, but the Renault 12 station wagon parked (somewhat poorly) in the middle of the shot tells us it’s no older than 1970 – the 12 wagon was presented at that year’s edition of the Paris Motor Show. The second picture was snapped in the late 1970s.

What car(s) can you identify in these photos? What one(s) would you most like to have in your garage? We’ll take one of the Ami wagons, and the blue 2CV on the left side of the first picture.

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The first picture was kindly provided by the Voitures des années 60 Facebook page. The second shot has been on our external hard drive for years and we have no idea where it comes from – contact us if you own the rights to it and want credit/want it taken down.

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