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Citroen DS to shine at London Classic Car Show

Published 17 October 2014

The ahead-of-its-time Citroën DS will take centre stage at next year’s London Classic Car Show.

Launched at the 1955 Paris Motor Show, the DS’ avant-garde design has always captivated car fans. Indeed, within 15 minutes of the covers coming off, Citroen had taken 743 orders for the new car... and 12,000 by the end of the day.

Nearly, 60 years later, the car still turns heads and will no doubt prove a real show-stopper at the capital’s new car show in January, 2015.

The show's homage to the DS and its ID sibiling will celebrate its innovative design – front-wheel drive, hydropneumatic self levelling suspension, a semi-automatic gearbox and a glassfibre roof to lower the centre of gravity.

But visitors will also be able to see the UK debut of the new, stand-alone DS brand, which aims to elevate French cars to a premium status.

Such a statement brings back memories of the short-lived Renault Avantime coupe MPV and Vel Satis executive car launched in 2001, but both are well on the way to becoming future classics, so we'll be keeping an eye on the DS brand.

If you haven’t already got your tickets for the event, which is held at ExCeL in London’s Docklands from 8-11 January 2015, we reckon it’s well worth a look.

Visit www.thelondonclassiccarshow.co.uk where early-bird discounts cut the on-the-door entry price from £25 to £22.50.

Citroen DS 2

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