Today marks the third day of the fabled countdown to Christmas.
On the third day of Christmas my archives give to thee:
A beige French shed,
Tuned Chevy LUV,
and a Park Lane down on the street.
a shop in Berkeley. These pictures date from 2014 and at that time the car had windshield stickers from Slovenia in 2009, and a French license plate underneath the California dealer plate. That French plate was the only way I could positively identify the model year, because it was in the trunk of an identical 1978 GS Pallas that appeared on Craigslist and Barnfinds.com earlier this year. An interesting footnote on the Slovenian history: A company called Tomos used to assemble GSs in Slovenia for the export market, and most were painted Campus Beige similar to this car. I have no way of knowing if it is a Slovenian-built car, but it could be.
I would have liked to shoot this car again in better light. I'm not sure I'll ever get the chance. It's a curiosity on American roads for sure, and certainly odd enough to be a proper Citroën.
Photographed June 2014