In 1987, production of the Mťhari
ceased and Raoul Teilhol, owner of ACL, the company that had built
Renault's Mťhari competitor, the Rodťo, decided to replace the Mťhari
with an updated version
using composite fiberglass bolt-on materials with pre-dyed colours; all
both easily replaceable and inexpensive.
In March 1987, at the Geneva Motor Show, he presented the Tangara.
Raoul Teilhol's intention was to produce a car with an attractive shape
which would appeal to an eclectic clientele: hunters, military, sports,
on the trusted mechanicals of the 2CV6, it
had many advantages in its favour: mechanical simplicity, low
consumption and easy maintenance. As for the bodywork, it was rustproof
being made of polyester. CitroŽn agreed to supply mechanical components.
The Tangara 3CV
- The little hard-top is easily removable and fits under the front cover;
- the rear can be covered with optional removable tarp poles;
- a folding soft top at the front;
- rear side curtains or;
- a removable hard top in polyester with or without side windows.
- an optional removable "luxury" reclining seat with headrest;
- optional two tonebodywork.
1987 ended with a production of 2000 cars, including 400 for the French Army.