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  1. Shame on me, but I only found out a few months ago about the 1922-31 Lancia Lambda. https://www.supercars.net/blog/1922-lancia-lambda/ "The Lambda was one of the most innovative cars of the twenties with its chassis, independant suspension and compact engine. It was the first to feature a load-bearing monocoque body which adopted by almost every manufacturer thirty years later."
  2. 1952 MB 220 Cabrio in "Butterflies and Roses" by silkscreen artist Hiro Yamagata.
  3. Link to Frontera folder below. There are six brochures but they scanned much better as jpegs rather than pdfs. Best to download them to view full size. https://drive.google.com/drive/mobile/folders/1EJTZjoN17WYGFYHLgrV6s2x2vYES8t20 Clio 1990 French brochure only, sorry, but still tres bon! https://drive.google.com/file/d/1DjflvYX4EJw5DDcgEFqloI2VohcocUQJ/view?usp=drivesdk Am working on the E34 from 1995. It's a big 40 page brochure as well constructed as those 5 Series. Thanks for your thanks!
  4. Thanks for all your kind comments! Apologies for the quality of a few of them. I have plenty more to upload, and being an ex-Citroen employee, have hundreds of Citroen brochures and publicity leaflets for every model. The weirdest thing about getting together this collection is that I am seeing some of the brochures my parents brought home 30, 40 and even 50 years ago. It sometimes brings a lump to my throat.
  5. Some excellent and interesting suggestions so far. Here are a few more if you can find them. Reliant Kitten - a four wheel Reliant Lancia Y10 Citroen Visa Renault 9 Renault 11
  6. Why are hubby's trousers 12" too long? Das ist nicht gut fur ein fotoshoot!
  7. It's time to roll back the years! So feel free to view and/or download my collection of over 200 manufacturer brochures from the 70s and 80s. (A few are from the 90s.) All are in PDF format in mostly good quality. I'm adding to the list on a regular basis so let me know if you're interested in a specific make/model/year and I'll do my best to upload it. Enjoy! https://drive.google.com/drive/mobile/folders/1CcVaE5FmcNsYvVbSPcd-zI7O1q9KrWqk
  8. Three photos of the Quai de Javel Citroën fatory in Paris. First one in 1956, the other two in the early 1970s.
  9. I agree on reversing into a tight space, especially in a fancy motor, but I'm thinking he/she wouldn't have been able to open the large driver's door enough to get out. At least this way the owner can get their Gucci shoes dirty on the grass.
  10. Thanks stu, that's a really good question. You haven't been able to buy a new Citroen in the States since 1974. The company sold the DS and the SM through a very limited network of dealers, but sales were low (though the SM was moderately successful) so the company decided to pull out of the American market. By then Peugeot had acquired a 40% stake in Citroen, and full ownership the following year. Part of the issue was the ongoing difference between European and US regulations regarding safety, emissions etc. The best way to buy a new Citroen here is to import one directly from the manufacturer or a dealer in Argentina or Brazil where Citroens are sold. There's a new factory in Brazil which builds the C3, for example. The classic Citroens have achieved something of a cult status and there's long been a Citroen Car Club of America. You mostly see them on the west coast and the east coast but with few inbetween. There are several specialist Citroen mechanics and restoration shops dotted around the country; I personally know people in Georgia and Kentucky. One of the biggest drawbacks about moving and living here is the lack of French cars. Five years can go by without seeing one!
  11. My lords, ladies, gentlemen, and fellow autoshiters, Introducing the honourable member from Tennessee in the United States, a British expat originally from Staffordshire (BF, EH, FA, RE, RF, VT), and a former master technician with Citroën for over twenty years. I worked on cars such as the legendary DS and SM, the CX, GS, GSA, 2CV, Dyane, Visa, AX, BX, Xantia, XM, C5 and C6. The C6 had just been released and the DS had just celebrated its 50th birthday when I emigrated to the States in 2005. My wife is a Tennessee native and likes to say that she is "American by birth but southern by the grace of God". Can't argue with that. In fact, I daren't. Truth be told, I'm only interested in one car manufacturer: Citroën. For over seventy-five years the most innovative car company in the world, applying extraordinarily intelligent and advanced solutions to everyday motoring issues. Until their cars became boring and mainstream about fifteen years ago, that is. Like many here, I'm sure, I am aghast at the uniformity and homogeneity of modern cars. But as this topic is likely to rouse the most ferocious and savage instincts among autoshiters, I will say no more, but to thank the mods who have accepted me onto the forum. I remain your most faithful, devoted, and sincere, Felonious.
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