next car was the supremely elegant ‘Goddess’ the
DS. The car on display was a black DS19, which I
think of the General De Gaulle car, the DS was an instant
and huge success.
at the 1955Paris Salon exhibition Citroën received
twelve thousand orders on the first day. The DS included
some highly innovative engineering especially the suspension,
which was put to the test when an assassin shot away one
of the tyres in an attempt to kill General De Gaulle. The
DS sped away safely on three tyres and De Gaulle survived.
there was the Ami, introduced in 1961, a family car in
a very different style with sliding windows and a sharply
angled rear window.