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The Citroën DS - a car from the future?

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2w Oct 8, 2021
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The Citroën DS seemed to have come through a time portal from the future when it launched. Maybe it had, when you consider it was used as a car from 2015 in Back to the Future Part II, even though it had been launched 60 years earlier just a month before Marty McFly originally time travelled to. Over the years it’s taken on a mythic status, especially in its native France. It’s the car that saved their beloved President Charles de Gaulle not once, but twice. The current owners of the brand thought so highly of its status that it spawned an entire range of cars in 2009, “DS Automobiles”, although the company was maybe trading on the name rather than creating anything truly innovative like the original.
Why did Citroën decide to make such a radical car when post war customers were happy to have any car at all? And with such a hit on their hands, why did Citroën take 20 years to replace it?

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Sources:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Citroën_DS
https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Citroën_DS
https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_de_Gaulle
https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Attentat_de_Pont-sur-Seine
https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Attentat_du_Petit-Clamart
https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Organisation_de_l'armée_secrète
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DS_Automobiles
https://www.dsautomobiles.co.uk/inside-ds/the-world-of-ds/ds-Citroën
http://www.Citroënet.org.uk/prototypes/22cv/22cv.html
http://www.Citroënet.org.uk/passenger-cars/michelin/ds
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pierre-Jules_Boulanger
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Citroën
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jaguar_C-Type
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1953_24_Hours_of_Le_Mans
http://www.Citroën-ds-id.com/index.html?hc/chapter7.html
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monte_Carlo_Rally
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Panhard
https://www.windingroad.com/articles/news/classic-the-history-of-the-Citroën-ds/

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