See what a Citroen DS nicknamed “Goddess” could be in 2020September 14, 2020
The designer redrew the iconic model in a modern way
Automotive designer Sang Won Lee from Korea showed what a Citroen DS, nicknamed “Goddess”, would look like if it was still produced. He retained the classic lines of the model, altering the look with a modern twist. As conceived by the author, the optics of the DS 2020 model are completely LED, and an electric power plant drives it.
Citroen DS (pronounced “de-es”, which is consonant with the French word “déesse” – “goddess”) first appeared on the market in 1955 and was produced until 1975 in sedan, station wagon and convertible bodies. The exterior of the car was developed by Italian designer Flaminio Bertoni: the body was designed with aerodynamics in mind, so it turned out to be very unusual – a long hood was combined with a short stern, there was no radiator grille, and the rear wheels were closed.
Sang Won Lee retained all of the DS attributes listed, adding glazing that looks like a one-piece dome, pillars that differ in color from the body and roof, modern wheels with low-profile tires and chrome moldings. The car is depicted without visible door handles and exterior mirrors, making it look like the concept cars of recent years.
The classic Citroen DS is highly prized by collectors. For example, in October in the United States, the 1966 Citroen DS21 convertible from the Chapron body shop will be auctioned off. According to preliminary estimates, a car can get from 200 thousand to 275 thousand dollars
A later model, a 1970 Citroen DS21 EFI Decapotable, sold at auction for £ 126,000.
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