A NAMCO “Citroën” Pony (2). Lichada, northern Euboea, Greece, 2013.
When I was a kid, in the 1970s and ’80s, Greek streets and roads were literally full of these Ponies… (along with its rival, another “mini jeep" ["tzipakia" we call them in Greek], also produced locally in Greece, the [Fissore] Amico / Scout 127, based on a Fiat 127 chassis). Well, nowadays, I had to wait several months before I find one to take pictures of (BTW - sorry about the angles, I had the greatest trouble finding a decent angle to shoot these).
I distinctly remember that, as a kid, I knew the Pony was produced in Greece and was based on a 2CV chassis, but, nevertheless I thought this was otherwise a standard French / Citroën product. When in the 1990s I found myself in France, and mentioned “the Pony" to a French friend and 2CV owner/fan, to my great astonishment I discovered that he had absolutely no idea what was I talking about - until we established that the Pony was “something similar to the Méhari"…

A NAMCO “Citroën” Pony (2). Lichada, northern Euboea, Greece, 2013.

When I was a kid, in the 1970s and ’80s, Greek streets and roads were literally full of these Ponies… (along with its rival, another “mini jeep" ["tzipakia" we call them in Greek], also produced locally in Greece, the [Fissore] Amico / Scout 127, based on a Fiat 127 chassis). Well, nowadays, I had to wait several months before I find one to take pictures of (BTW - sorry about the angles, I had the greatest trouble finding a decent angle to shoot these).

I distinctly remember that, as a kid, I knew the Pony was produced in Greece and was based on a 2CV chassis, but, nevertheless I thought this was otherwise a standard French / Citroën product. When in the 1990s I found myself in France, and mentioned “the Pony" to a French friend and 2CV owner/fan, to my great astonishment I discovered that he had absolutely no idea what was I talking about - until we established that the Pony was “something similar to the Méhari"…