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Izual Angel
02-17-2004, 11:14 PM

A friend sent this to me, any idea what kind of car this is? It looks like it's RHD, doesn't it?

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02-17-2004, 11:18 PM
Citroen DS-series (from France), the last style with double headlights built from roughly 1967/68 to the end of the production run in 1975 I think.

I think they made some of them in RHD for the U.K. market.

02-18-2004, 12:20 AM
Definately a Citroen DS. Very advanced car for it's time. I always liked the looks of them.

02-18-2004, 01:00 AM
They did indeed produce them in right hand drive for the UK market. I have always wanted one of these, absolutely gorgeous, and very advanced. I believe that some early cars may have been built in Slough, in England. If you have ever watched "Rugrats", Tommy's father Stu drives one.

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02-18-2004, 01:28 AM
They sold em RHD in Oz too, the hydro pneumatic suspension they use must still be one of the most advanced ever thought of, short of computer controled exotica.

02-18-2004, 01:37 AM
True enough.....I keep forgetting that the Aussies drive on the correct side of the road as well. Right about that suspension......wonderful.

Izual Angel
02-18-2004, 02:31 AM
Thanks everyone. Much appreciated. Found this site. It has some other info.

Citroen Page (https://www.angelfire.com/ma2/matthias/citroends.matthias.html)

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02-18-2004, 01:34 PM
The DS Citroens are sometimes called the Goddess by those who love them. It's a pun on the name. In French, DS is pronounce Day Ess, which sounds like, deesse, which is French for goddess.

There you go Sherlock - another entry for your walking encyclopaedia. images/icons/wink.gif

02-18-2004, 06:34 PM
That's not the only Citroen with a punny name.. The 2CV has been dubbed Deux Chevaux (sp?)... Two horses.

02-18-2004, 10:07 PM
2CV was the original horsepower put out by that little flat twin. Renault had a 4CV model, four horsepower.