A wonderful trip down Memory Lane in our Citroen DS
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.