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Old Citroen DS Is a Space Ship

You may be tired of us ranting on about how cars looked better in the 1960s, or how a quirky and utterly French manufacturer, like Citroen has now all-but-forgotten its core brand values, in search of profits - they should still build proper Citroens.
Citroen DS Space Ship 1 photo
Back in the late 1950s, when the Citroen ID, and later the DS came onto the scene, people were simply astonished that, let’s face it, just a few years after the war, France, a country which had suffered a great deal because of Hitler’s expansionist ideals, was now capable of building what at the time was easily the most technologically advanced car in the world.

It is therefor a pity that Citroens today are no longer presented as ‘space ships’, like the one in this early 1960s brochure, having been transformed over the years into a Germanic-French-ish Volkswagen-ish kind of thing, along with Peugeot and Renault, a company which now outsources a big chunk of its business to China. It would appear that Hitler did, in fact, win - at least in this respect!

 
 
 
 
 

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