The Classic Citroëns 1935-1975

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This work provides the first in-depth examination of the Citroen-Michelin era, focusing on the interrelationship between these firms in the development of the revolutionary Michelin X radial tire and its impact on Citroen's avant-garde automobiles. From its origins in 1919 under the watchful eye of Andre Citroen, a history of the automaker's early years is provided. Next, the author takes a detailed look at the cars of the golden age of Citroen.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780786421718
  • Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
  • Publication date: 2/10/2006
  • Pages: 288
  • Product dimensions: 11.00 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction : the cars that Monsieur Bibendum built 1
1 Andre Citroen 7
2 Development of the Traction Avant, 1931-1934 30
3 The Citroen Traction Avant, 1934-1940 and 1945-1957 53
4 The design and development of the 2CV, 1938-1948 76
5 The Citroen 2CV, 1948-1990 96
6 The Citroen type H van, 1948-1981 119
7 The conception and development of the Citroen DS, 1937-1955 126
8 The Citroen DS, 1955-1975 140
9 The DS Pallas, 1964-1975 165
10 The ID sedans and breaks, 1957-1975, and the DS and ID Cabriolets, 1961-1971 173
11 The Ami-6, 1961-1969, and the Ami-8, 1969-1978 192
12 The Citroen Maserati SM, 1970-1975 201
13 The Citroen GS and GSA, 1970-1986 218
14 The Citroen CX, 1974-1989 237
15 Conclusion : the PSA cars, 1976-2000 257
App Citroen model specifications 265
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