While Flaminio Bertoni was busy at Citroën perfecting the actual production design of the DS, US automakers were displaying these 1950s concept cars.  They were automotive art; pure fantasy on wheels, built to attract public attention, test wild engineering ideas, and give motorists a fleeting glimpse down the highway of tomorrow.  Bertoni had a better vision of the future our opinion.

View the full photo gallery here.

An excellent article by Hemmings on the history of Citroen’s DS can be found here.

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