Extremely controversial in styling, it was the last model that Flaminio Bertoni designed prior to his death in 1964.
Here, for the first time, designer Flaminio Bertoni could express himself fully and alone without interference from anyone else imposing the style of the car.
Driving.ca paired up with George Dyke to shoot a profile of his 1954 Traction Avant 15-6 and discuss the history of the model.
How can so many people have such set opinions on what constitutes “A Real Citroën”? And why do they feel so strongly about it?
In 1964 Citroën released a range of trucks styled by Flaminio Bertoni.
The Citroën the DS was unique in that it achieved the Kamm tail effect without a chopped or up-ticked rear end.
Many long-time Citroënists know the French author Fabien Sabatès. Now, his latest biographical work titled “Bertoni” has been published just in time for Christmas.
We have covered the history of the Traction Avant in previous articles, but today’s featured article by Philippe Defechereux in VeloceToday.com bears special mention, as he eloquently covers the political and financial climate around the time of the Traction Avant’s introduction. At the same time, he goes into detail about how …
by George Dyke….. Take a look at this ad by Citroën in the UK to draw people to their stand at the 1964 Earl’s Court Motor Show in London. Does the DS look somewhat out of proportion? It is, and in many ways. Let’s compare it to a normal …
by George Dyke….. It continues to astound me why a company like PSA Peugeot Citroën cannot embrace the essence of design that resulted in such iconic automobiles as the Traction Avant and the DS. Witness Peugeot’s latest Fractal concept to understand the fractured nature of their future aspirations. …