A won­der­ful trip down Mem­ory Lane in our Citroen DS

Let's Talk - - POSTBAG - B E STUBBS Ip­swich, Suf­folk

Ah what mem­o­ries David Clay­ton stirred with his ar­ti­cle about the Citroen DS. I have a copy of the in­voice for one my hus­band and I bought in 1971 af­ter see­ing them in France.

I was un­fa­mil­iar with the con­trols, be­ing semi­au­to­matic and used to ‘hop’ from the garage, my hus­band hold­ing our 18-month-old son used to say “Let’s watch Mummy get the kan­ga­roo out,”… he has lived to tell the tale!

It proved to have some mi­nor fault which was quickly cor­rected.

We loved it and af­ter a short while up­graded it to a ‘Palace’, I’m sure that was what it was called.

We made sev­eral trips to Spain and, if our youngest son was the only pas­sen­ger, it was like a play­ground in the back for him. A box of toys to play with and when tired a comfy bed on the back seat (be­fore child seats were even thought of).

As you say it was com­fort per­son­i­fied, I likened it to a Rolls Royce.

We were both very sad when it was ac­ci­den­tally burned out hav­ing a re­pair done. Cir­cum­stances changed and we needed an es­tate car so the Citroen was not re­placed. I’ve al­ways said if I won the Lot­tery, I would try to buy the car.

Thank you for the trip down Mem­ory Lane.

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