100 Cars That Changed History

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33. Citroën DS 1955–1975 France

The Citroën DS (French pronunciation: [sitʁoɛn de ɛs]) is a front-engine, front-wheel-drive, mid-size car manufactured by French automaker Citroën from 1955-1975. The DS was offered in sedan, wagon, and convertible body styles, all of which were four-door. This car was designed by a team of highly talented craftsman. FlaminioBertoni, Italian sculptor and industrial designer styled and engineered the car along with French aeronautical engineer André Lefèbvre. The car’s unique hydropneumatic self-levelling suspension was developed by Paul Magès. Its design was aerodynamic and known for its superb handling, setting new standards in ride quality and braking. Classic and Sport Magazine named the DS the most beautiful car of all time, and it came in third place in the Car of the Century Poll.
*Car of the Century Finalist


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