Ted van Rijn lived in Tchad overseeing the design and build of a new Heineken plant at Moundou in 1965.
There he ran this Citroen 2cv, 0390 A 07 – the 390 th. registration in the province 07 – Eastern Louoma. There were no roads and the Citroen was the ideal vehicle for the terrain. Chad had been independent from France since 1960, when it had formed part of French Equatorial Africa. As usual in French Africa, numberplates were made up with stencils and white or silver paint, often in this characteristic font.