Ligier JS2 (1971 – 1977) Review

Ligier JS2 (1971 – 1977) At A Glance


+Fast, rare and interesting French sports car, agile and excellent handling, fibre glass body so no rust problems - on the outside

-Cramped and little-known in the UK

The Ligier JS2 is one oof those interesting and little-know sports car to emerge from France duing the 1970s - and prove both anonymous here, but brilliant to drive nevertheless. A far as us Brits are concerned, Ligier means one of two things: the rugby playing exploits of its creator, or the on-off successes of its Formula 1 team throughout the 1970s, '80s and '90s.

But in the early 1970s, it had brief foray into sports car manufacture – the JS2 that Guy Ligier concocted was an appealing glassfibre bodied mid-engined effort powered by the exquisite (if troublesome) V6 also found in the Citroën SM and Maserati Merak. Ligier had good access thanks to entering into a deal with Citroën to build the SM in the immediate aftermath of the Peugeot takeover. Rare and appreciated by those in the know.