A former UK science teacher and also an artist, Simon Biggs has been an automotive enthusiast his entire life. Yet until now, he has never experienced the virtues of a Citroën DS.
Simon tends to favour classic luxury sedans, and for good reason. He is six feet six inches tall.
On the website Drives Today, an article by Sam Dawson (with photos by Lauren Parsons) has Citroën owner Frank Sibly offering Simon Biggs the opportunity to get behind the wheel of his 1962 DS19 to see just how comfy it might be, and to judge a ‘very different drive’.
Simon’s reaction is typically British, commenting; “It is very Gallic. I don’t precisely know what that means to be honest, but there is something about the Citroën DS, it’s a car that only the French could create. It’s very different from driving any English car.”
Former French President Charles De Gaulle was six foot five inches tall and preferred the DS over any other vehicle, for good reason including the interior room. (It’s engineering also saved him in an assassination attempt as he and his wife were being chauffeured to Orly airport in Paris on Wednesday August 22, 1962.)
Simon managed to try the rear seat for the chauffeur experience. He summed up his acquaintance to the DS saying it is “‘as comfy as my sofa at home’
Read the full article here: https://drives.today/articles/1160/retro/1962-citro-n-ds19.html
Ed Note: I’m 6’6” tall and can attest that sitting in the front seats or back, the DS feels like it was made for me!