Hammond's icons: Citroen DS
Richard dons his beret, munches some garlic and practises his Gallic shrug... the Citroen DS has arrived
Posted: 04 Jan 2013
This is a magic-carpet experience unlike anything else this side of an actual magic carpet. And once you've got your head round the fact that you are actually in a car, in the real world, and not floating in a marzipan boat down a honey river, you need to remind yourself that this car arrived in 1955. While the rest of the world was bouncing and crashing about in dreary Fifties' cars, this thing landed with its nitrogen-filled spheres and its front-wheel drive and must have blown people's bowler hats off.