Interesting ones

Aug 12, 2019,18:05 PM
 

I’ve only seen these in pictures and in a museum, at least the first and second ones.

Seems also that the french cars are adopting these older designs today where you look at the dash through the steering wheels too. My modern Peugeot looks very different, my last one required me to look through the steering much like these samples.

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Citroen !!

 
 By: cazalea : August 12th, 2019-10:46
Effective Anti-Theft Solution - manual transmission, impenetrable dashboard and controls ...  

Second is a CX [nt]

 
 By: cazalea : August 12th, 2019-10:56

Wow that’s quite incredible

 
 By: nwk00 : August 12th, 2019-10:51
are they concept cars or regular production?

Those dashboards bring back some nice memories from when I was little kid :)

 
 By: VMM : August 12th, 2019-10:53
What's the 3rd one? I can't recognize it, maybe I'm too young or never been in one. Vte

Third one is a GS

 
 By: cazalea : August 12th, 2019-10:56
Not many still in existence

Ha! Thanks! [nt]

 
 By: amanico : August 12th, 2019-11:14

First one is a VISA

 
 By: cazalea : August 12th, 2019-10:58
It looks like this (at least mine did - this is the one I had in England) Sorry, no inside photos. But I do have this image of where it broke down one day... a very long walk ensued ...  

My Dad had #2 and I had #4.

 
 By: Rapwatch : August 12th, 2019-11:14
Non self cancelling indicators too. There was one earler version that had a light on the dash to test the lights on the dash (70s GS?)! Miss you Andre...... R

I have had two (or was it three) Citroens

 
 By: kjell_j : August 12th, 2019-11:48
1. Turn signals did not cancel themselves (not connected to the steering column) 2. Steering wheel was progressive (1/2 turn was full turn) 3. Brake pedal had hardly any motion, it was pressure sensitive. 4. Both my two liter CS and my 2.2 liter CX was ve... 

no thief wil chose it

 
 By: Weems@8 : August 12th, 2019-11:48
I think the car do not start at all. Ideal for a French car museum, and safe envoirment by not burning fuel. After oil leaks, rust, dangerous suspension, brake failures, the way to a Toyota is the right choise. RAV4.

I like the inclusion of the carpenter's level on the dash

 
 By: reintitan : August 12th, 2019-14:20
So you can see if you are plumb to the sidewalk when you parallel park. LOL!!

CX

 
 By: Jurry : August 12th, 2019-14:21
I remember those cars all to well At that time I thought them to be very weird cars. Come to think it: still do.

Ahhh, the CX, my dad had it when I was born. Never fell more for a family car than this

 
 By: agyzace : August 12th, 2019-16:56
Had many unique details that were opening the imagination of a child to limitless levels.. God bless Citroën of the 70’s 😊

Interesting ones

 
 By: rnaden : August 12th, 2019-18:05
I’ve only seen these in pictures and in a museum, at least the first and second ones. Seems also that the french cars are adopting these older designs today where you look at the dash through the steering wheels too. My modern Peugeot looks very different... 

Wow! I’m amazed at the response!

 
 By: cazalea : August 13th, 2019-05:47
Apparently we share a fascination with Frenchness and wackiness (by “conventional” thinking they are crazy, right?)

Definitely

 
 By: rnaden : August 13th, 2019-06:28
The very small and not round steering wheel in my current car is testament to that. In fact, that it is not round, I think the term steering wheel can't apply either

That VISA cockpit is awesome!

 
 By: jporos : August 12th, 2019-18:33
I think that controller is better than having three different stalks coming out of the steering column...

Actually the control pods were great

 
 By: cazalea : August 12th, 2019-19:30
They looked mad but you never had to look at them when driving; it was intuitive. Now on many cars you have to look at the screen, reach, tap, slide, curse at Siri, etc.

When were these produced?

 
 By: InDebtButOnTime : August 13th, 2019-08:38
80s? Interesting that there are rolling mechanical digital displays yet they didn't go there with the time. They used traditional analog clocks (hooray for that!).

60’s through 90’s

 
 By: cazalea : August 13th, 2019-08:41
France was a very high-tech place back then

I so miss car manufacturers like this :)

 
 By: KMII : September 9th, 2019-23:06
Thanks for bringing these up!

Originals!

 
 By: le_chef : October 1st, 2019-07:51
It’s such a shame Citroen lost their way and moved from originals like this. I still think that a modern version of the DS Safari/Wagon is really all you need for 90% of all driving occasions.

I completely agree

 
 By: cazalea : October 1st, 2019-09:17
Mine served me well for about 10 years but parts became too difficult to obtain. ...