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Citroen DS

Citroen DS

  • By Malcolm Bobbitt
  • Published April 2005 UK
  • ISBN 1-904788-30-0
  • £34.99 UK
  • 1955 to 2005 - fifty years of the DS!
  • Written by a well-known DS owner and aficionado
  • Sports many previously unpublished photographs
  • A new and different insight into this extraordinary motorcar
  • Will appeal to Citroen enthusiasts everywhere
  • Describes the DS in definitive detail
  • Also tells the story of the sought-after Chapron models
  • Reveals Citroen’s often bizarre publicity material and marketing strategies
  • Buying and ownership advice

The most radical of Citroen’s idiosyncratic offerings, the DS was sensationally futuristic when it was introduced in 1955. Twenty years and 1.45 million cars later when production ended it was still technically advanced in relation to most other cars. Revolutionary in driving characteristics and comfort, it remains one of the most innovative and attractive cars of all time.

Models Covered

DS19 Saloon; ID19 Saloon; ID19 Break; DS19 Cabriolet; ID19 Cabriolet; DS21 Saloon; DS21 Cabriolet; ID21 Break; DS20 Saloon; D Special/D Super Saloons; ID20 Break; D Super 5 saloon; DS23 Saloon; DS23 Break.

The Author

Malcolm Bobbitt is a member of the Guild of Motoring Writers and the Society of Automotive Historians. He has nearly two dozen books to his credit and regularly contributes to several magazines. The subjects of his books are diverse and include London Taxicabs, Police Cars, the definitive history of Baby Fiats, Rolls-Royce, Bentley, Rover, Volkswagen and Citroen. Malcolm owns a rare British-built Citroen DS which is among the oldest surviving; his interests include collecting motoring books and anything involving road transport. Living on the northern edge of the Lake District, he enjoys taking to the road in a classic vehicle.


Cloth Hardback. 250mm x 207mm. 196 pages. 275 pictures (225 in colour).

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Published 8 April 2005 Melanie Carter

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