Wednesday, February 27, 2013
San Francisco Street Sighting - 1970 Citroën DS
The next question was what year it is. To an American, a DS is not so easy to date. This one is a US-spec model with exposed sealed-beam headlights. The color appears to be 1968 Vert Illicinée (Holly Green), but the dashboard is a post-1970 item and the car has 1970s license plates. My best guess is a 1970 or possibly 1971 model. (Citroën fans, please feel free to correct me if I'm wrong.) I couldn't blame the owner for wanting the deep metallic green - the only green offered in 1970 was a ghastly algae/moss green color. Note the orange fabric interior - not many other cars dare to offer such a vibrant hue. It's a beautifully preserved example, and by far the cleanest DS I've seen in San Francisco.