The French like to think they are creating art icons with each new vehicle but one that has stood the test of time as wonderfully weird, but also beautiful and revolutionary at the same time is the Citroën DS.
The DS set new standards in automobile ride quality, handling, and braking and was known for its aerodynamic futuristic body design and innovative technology, including a hydropneumatic self-levelling suspension. It was also named the most beautiful car of all time by Classic & Sports Car magazine.
In an article in the Barnfinds.com blog, “Jesse” admits to having been “lusting after a Citroen DS for a while now“. He says “it may have something to do with the adjustable hydro-pneumatic suspension? Or perhaps it’s the novel removable body panels?”
Citroën sold nearly 1.5 million D-series during the model’s 20-year production run. The DS came in third in the 1999 Car of the Century competition, recognizing the world’s most influential auto designs.
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