Citroen !!

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

Does the second or the third belong to a CX? I drove something like that for a few days... The direction was super dangerous as too " supple ". [nt]

 By: amanico : August 12th, 2019-10:50
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Second is a CX [nt]

 By: cazalea : August 12th, 2019-10:56
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That was fun... For a moment. ;) [nt]

 By: amanico : August 12th, 2019-11:14
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Wow that’s quite incredible

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

Regular production, God help us [nt]

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


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
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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

yes Visa, I remember my mother had one. Looking at the dashboard it really looks from another dimension! [nt]

 By: Sebi : August 12th, 2019-11:45
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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......


I have had two (or was it three) Citroens

 By: xyz123abc : 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 very hard to start when the engine was still hot.
It was quite a sight to observe people not used to it, trying to maneuver the vehicle.
A pitty that Citroen today looks more like a normal car.

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.

Now you´re unfair to French engineering (but to an extent, I do agree - from 1st hand experience)

 By: xyz123abc : August 12th, 2019-11:51

Love how the CX has a built in Jaeger clock😍 [nt]

 By: Centurionone : August 12th, 2019-13:50
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That was one of its finest detail! ;) [nt]

 By: amanico : August 12th, 2019-13:51
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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!!


 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, my last one required me to look through the steering much like these samples.

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?) 


 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

It’s a “directional control ovoid” [nt]

 By: cazalea : August 13th, 2019-06:34
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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

"Where is the USB port so I can stream my Apple Music playlist?" [nt]

 By: U3O8 : August 13th, 2019-08:56
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You need a USB-to-compact cassette adaptor then simply slip the cassette into the player’s slot ... [nt]

 By: cazalea : August 13th, 2019-09:29
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