In 1987, production of the Mťhari
ceased and Raoul Teilhol decided to replace it 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,
Based 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 will not rust
because it is polyester. CitroŽn agreed to supply 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.
In 1988, Citroen Raoul Theilhol provided a new chassis, based on the AX, fitted with two types of bodies:
- Theva, marketed in 1988
- Tangara AX presented at the Geneva Motor Show in March 1990.
A four wheel drive version was built too.