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Why was the DS steering wheel designed that way?

Why was the DS steering wheel designed that way?

 by Ken Nelson.....The French seldom do anything without having a very good reason. Imagine what happens in a head-on collision when your body slams into that steering wheel.Remember the DS was introduced in 1955, when no cars I can think of had belts, let alone shoulder belts.Granted, there's ...
Understanding the Various Types of Citroën SM

Understanding the Various Types of Citroën SM

(Requires paid member status to access.)Although the SM was only produced for 5 years, the configurations that Citroën offered in both Europe, Canada, the USA and abroad, as well as the modifications made to them over the years, often have would be buyers and owners alike scratching their heads wo ...
Canadian DS Cabrio to be auctioned at Amelia Island

Canadian DS Cabrio to be auctioned at Amelia Island

by George Dyke.....The Gooding & Company auction at Amelia Island on March 8, 2019, will be an interesting one to watch as it will feature a 1970 Citroën DS21 Décapotable that I am very familiar with.As the auction listing describes, the cabrio, Chassis: 00FA0662, Engine: 458000706, as a rare ...
Gates of the Goddess

Gates of the Goddess

Joost Conijn chooses to travel to areas where others do not venture or which are difficult to reach. For him, the joy of his travel around the world resides in the unforeseen events along the way.It is th adventure, and his encounters with others, that form the core of his work which he documents i ...
15 Things You Didn’t Know About Citroën

15 Things You Didn’t Know About Citroën

If you can tolerate the narrator who can’t pronounce “Citroën” correctly, this video does provide a few tidbits of info that you might not know aboutCitroën.Even so, the producers got a few other things incorrect, such as:The 2CV was produced from 1948-1990.That's 42 years, not 50+ years as ...
2CV Ignorance Featured on Velocity Channel

2CV Ignorance Featured on Velocity Channel

FantomWorks is an automotive TV reality show that has run on Discovery’s Velocity channel for 9 years. Discovery describes the show this way:In FantomWorks restoration expert Dan Short and his team only have a heart for those who genuinely love their cars. Every car has a story, but if you can't ...
Turning headlights in the SM – An example of Citroën over-engineering.

Turning headlights in the SM – An example of Citroën over-engineering.

By George Dyke and George Klein.....(Requires paid member status to access).When it came to building the ultimate super coupe, Citroën wanted to take the engineering offered in the DS to a new and higher level.While there are many innovations that Citroën brought to the SM, such as DIRAVI steering ...
Fulfilling a Dream – Importing a Classic 1965 Citroën ID19 from Europe

Fulfilling a Dream – Importing a Classic 1965 Citroën ID19 from Europe

By David Bernstein.....In 2018, after retiring from work, I purchased a classic car of my dreams, a 1965 Citroën ID from a dealer in the Netherlands.Having never done anything remotely like this before, nor having read about anyone doing such a thing (although many, many people have), I wanted to ...
The Rosalie Series of Citroëns

The Rosalie Series of Citroëns

When one mentions the word Roaslie in the Citroën world, the immediate thing that often comes to mind is the Rosalie racing car that established a succession of records in 1933 at the Montlhéry Autodrome racing circuit.Citroën and the oil company Yacco joined forces in a seri ...
Oil analysis can tell you a lot about your Citroën

Oil analysis can tell you a lot about your Citroën

by George Dyke and George Klein.....(Requires paid member status to access).We’ve done articles in the past explaining what types of engine oil to use in Citroëns and why, for air-cooled engines in particular, you want to use an oil that contains ZDDP (Zinc dialkyldithiophosphate) for anti-wear ...
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