" In our ongoing search for the killer-est retro-cool runabout for a family of five with a bit of time on its hands, we recently stumbled upon this very lovely customised Mazda Familia 1200. The pictures come via the very interesting Nostalgic "
Citroen DS Wagon
There’s a subtly and sophistication in the great, grand design of the DS that makes so many contemporary attempts at stylish automotive pennery look sophmoreish in the extreme.
When thinking about the goddess, though, we can’t help musing about what a brilliant addition to anyone’s life an estate version would be.
Apparently the stretched version of the DS was known as either the ‘Safari’, ‘La Familiale’ or plain old ‘Wagon’.
But whatever you named it, there was a grandeur to the vision of the DS that had everyone from the man in the street to high falutin’ philosophers like Roland Barthes frothing at the mouth.
We can see what all the fuss was about.
So much was changed by the vision of the designer of these amazing cars – and to this day they can turn heads and take the breathe away.
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