The definitive history of the iconic French car
Citroën DS – Malcolm Bobbitt Veloce Classic Reprint, £27.50
ICONIC stars demand iconic cars: whether it is James Bond with the Aston Martin, Grace Kelly and the Sunbeam Alpine Sports in To Catch a Thief… or Patrick Jane in The Mentalist with his Citroën DS.
This long out-of-print book has been brought back with new insights into what was a revolutionary car.
Buyers drawn by the eye- catching car soon discover the DS was one of the most advanced cars of its day.
Streamlined to an extent that is still unusual today, it features slim windscreen pillars that allowed an uninterrupted view that a modern driver would scarce believe, and self-levelling suspension that set new standards in handling (it could run at speed on three wheels).
That handling even saved President de Gaulle after an assassination attempt saw his DS riddled with bullets and tyres flat but still able to escape the scene.
Written for Citroën fans, this new look has updated material and photos and tells the story of the DS over 50 years.