I suspect that might be an urban myth,I have been told that if you have an accident on the roundabout at L' Arc de Triomphe, any car insurance is invalid.
Now, I know the reasons why.
When you drive a DS you appreciate that the supposed lack of power is less significant than it appears on paper. With a heavy cast iron (?) flywheel the motor keeps spinning freely and the compensatory behaviour smooths out the impact of small inclines etc. The excellent Cx factor enables the car to slice through the atmosphere rather than confront it head-on like a Benz design of the time. National cultural differences perhaps?
The DS makes an outstanding cruising car; it does not make a sports car. French motoring is not about speed; it's about comfort and not shaking up that wonderful Bordeaux red in the boot. If you wanted speed at the time of the DS you went to Italy to shop.
I’ve never had the pleasure of sitting in any Citroen.
Even on my wife & I trips to Europe we always seem to score Opel, Fiat or Peugeot from Avis or Hertz.
After reading all of this, I sure wouldn’t mind having a spin in one of these iconic classic cars.
There is a true love of these cars I can see here with you boys, I read the fondness and good memories you have all had with these cars over the years.
Seems you all have a real nice soft spot for them, and that’s great.
Brian May remember a while ago I posted some pics of a fleet (about a dozen) of Citroen assembled outside the hotel we were staying at while in Sicily.
They were all heading off on some type of rally.
Brian quickly identified them as a Citroen SM.
Boy, that V6 sure had a unique sound, especially all of them running and heading off together.
Quite a unique looking car thats for sure, very quirky.
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