The Classic Citroëns 1935-1975 by John Reynolds. This work provides the first in-depth examination of the Citroën-Michelin era, focusing on the interrelationship between these firms in the development of the revolutionary Michelin X radial tire and its impact on Citroën’s avant-garde automobiles. From its origins in 1919 under the watchful eye of André Citroën, a history of the automaker’s early years is provided. Next, the author takes a detailed look at the cars of the golden age of Citroën: the Traction Avant, the 2CV, the DS/ID, the Ami-6 and Ami-8, the GS/GSA, the CX, and the Citroën-Maserati SM. The innovations, the unique designs, and the new standards of technical excellence that these cars offered are all fully covered, heavily illustrated with rare photographs of the classic automobiles.
Publisher: McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers