1970 Citröen SM

December, 2012 § 1 Comment

A very special car, result of mixing two soul-filled brands:  Citroën and Maserati.   Innovation and design from the french brand and a V6 heart from Italy.

Citroën purchased Maserati in 1968, that makes it possible this car designed by Robert Opron. The SM was incredibly advanced for its time: aluminum body, world’s first variable-assist power steering system, an oil-based hydropneumatic system. Also six headlights behind a beautiful glass cover, two of which turned with the steering wheel, and six could pivot up and down depending on rear ride height.

 

1955 Citröen DS

September, 2011 § Leave a comment

The Car of the Century (COTC) was an international award given to the world’s most influential car of the 20th century. This is the top 5:

1 Ford Model T
2 Mini
3 Citroën DS
4 Volkswagen Beetle
5 Porsche 911

I don’t think so, but for some people is the best design in car history.  1.4 milions units had been sold in 20 year in the market. An really hi-tech car in 1955 with hydropneumatic suspension, disc brakes and semi-automatic transmission.

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