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The DS (also known as Dťesse, or Goddess, after the punning initials in French) was a model of Citroen automobile manufactured and sold between 1955 and 1975. The DS is characterized by long, smooth, fluid body lines, a hydraulic suspension system, front-wheel drive, and a large, preternaturally comfortable interior. --http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Citro%EBn_DS [Jan 2005]

Unidentified photograph of CitroŽn SM, presumably from a 1970 car show

CitroŽn DS (1955 - 1975)

Structuralist philosopher Roland Barthes, in an essay about the car, said that the CitroŽn DS looked as if it had "fallen from the sky." To Barthes, the car was a "monster of modernity," a symbol of the new and somewhat threatening future ahead.

CitroŽn SM (1970 - 1975)

The CitroŽn SM was a high performance coupť automobile produced by the French manufacturer CitroŽn between 1970 and 1975. --http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CitroŽn SM [Mar 2006]

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1970 US Citroen Mehari brochure
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Citroen Mehari in an unidentified European comic

front cover of the 1972 French Citroen brochure
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from the 1972 Citroen brochure
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