The Citroën DS is a famous car model of the French brand Citroën. In French the name is pronounced "déesse", which means goddess. The pet name "goddess of the road" is also derived from this. Other nicknames are Snoek and Strijkijzer (Flanders, the Netherlands), Haifisch (Germany: "shark"), Flunder (Germany: "plaice"), Tiburón (Spain), Squalo (Italy), Boca de Sapo (Portugal: "frogmouth") and Padde (Flanders, Norway).
The DS was presented on October 6, 1955 at the Paris Motor Show and hit as a bomb ("La Bombe Citroën"). The car had different characteristics and applied techniques that had not yet been combined in one car. On the first day 12,000 orders were placed for the new car and by the end of the week this had even risen to 80,000, a number that the factory placed for major production problems. Only in the course of 1956 could one actually start delivering. In the meantime, many orders had already been canceled.
At the end of 1956 a simpler version came on the market: the ID.
The ID / DS was delivered by Citroën in various versions: saloon (sedan), break (station wagon), and décapotable (convertible). In addition, ambulances were also built on the basis of the 'break' by various bodybuilders. Henri Chapron, who produced the cabriolet and the prestige for Citroën, also built various coupés, convertibles and berlines under his own name. In addition, dozens of other bodyshops in various countries have built special models based on the ID / DS. These adjustments were relatively easy due to a unique combination of properties of the ID / DS; front-wheel drive, self-supporting platform chassis, separate body parts, hydraulic system, wealthy target group, and the large circulation and long production period of the model.
The DS reached third place in the election of the "car of the century" in 1999 and was voted "the most beautiful car of all time" by a panel of leading car designers, sought by British magazine "Classic & Sports Car". .
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