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    Quote Originally Posted by kko
    I thought roatating headlights started on the Y-Job ?

    Guess they started with the Tucker. One moving light only. At the centre of the car.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Matra et Alpine
    hey I own 4 French cars, I know what I'm talking about.

    THe best and worst in one car - no other nation can make cars like 'em !!!!

    w@nker

    Besides the Alpine do you own any more classic french car?
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    Quote Originally Posted by McReis
    Besides the Alpine do you own any more classic french car?
    2 1/2 Matras.
    A RHD Bagheera S,
    a LHD Bagheera X and
    an Espace Quadra ( designed and built by Matra, badged Renault )
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    Quote Originally Posted by Matra et Alpine
    2 1/2 Matras.
    A RHD Bagheera S,
    a LHD Bagheera X and
    an Espace Quadra ( designed and built by Matra, badged Renault )

    A neighbour of my office as the very first model of the Espace. It will probably be a classic one day as it was the first real car of it's kind.
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    Quote Originally Posted by McReis
    A neighbour of my office as the very first model of the Espace. It will probably be a classic one day as it was the first real car of it's kind.
    Sadly no. It's the Phase ! I have as it was the only 4WD one Matra did in RHD
    Nothing 'classic' about it really.
    Now if I fit the R21 TUrbo engine to it, it could be a sweet 'sleeper'
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    Quote Originally Posted by McReis
    Guess they started with the Tucker. One moving light only. At the centre of the car.
    I suppose the Tucker and the Citroen have several things in common; revolutionary design, innovative ideas, streamlined yet hideous body styling.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NoOne
    I suppose the Tucker and the Citroen have several things in common; revolutionary design, innovative ideas, streamlined yet hideous body styling.
    Hideous?!?!? There's so much character there! It's not beautiful, but it's charming.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Matt
    Hideous?!?!? There's so much character there! It's not beautiful, but it's charming.
    It's an extremely elegant car, with a presence few have. No wonder that although not rare, they are now pretty expensive. It still impresses by it's forward thinking!
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    Quote Originally Posted by NoOne
    I suppose the Tucker and the Citroen have several things in common; revolutionary design, innovative ideas, streamlined yet hideous body styling.
    I can still remember the reaction of my grandfather in 1955, when the car was lauched. He found it utterly disgusting.
    I almost bought one a couple of years ago, which was an elderly restoration, but was used on a daily basis and needed more work than I was willing and able to spend on it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by henk4
    I can still remember the reaction of my grandfather in 1955, when the car was lauched. He found it utterly disgusting.
    I almost bought one a couple of years ago, which was an elderly restoration, but was used on a daily basis and needed more work than I was willing and able to spend on it.
    However it was a huge success in it's first appearance. Buying a DS today is a huge investment. Restoring it, even more!
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    Quote Originally Posted by McReis
    However it was a huge success in it's first appearance. Buying a DS today is a huge investment. Restoring it, even more!
    During the 1955 Paris Salon 12000 orders were taken. Of course they lacked production capacity and deliveries started very slowly.
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    Tucker, for those of you who don't know what they're talking about..

    Someone down the street has an old later type DS in lime green with little frogs inside......very odd little car...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Esperante
    Tucker, for those of you who don't know what they're talking about..

    Someone down the street has an old later type DS in lime green with little frogs inside......very odd little car...
    with a wheelbase of 3.11 meters, longer than the current Chrysler 300C, you can hardly call this is a "little" car.
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    The Tucker had rotating headlights. 1948 I believe.

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