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    Hi all

    came across this today... reminds me of the Chariot in Lost in Space..I hope it had aircon..






    http://zumann.com/citroŽn-u55-currus.html

    "No, this is not a mirage. It's not a frame from an old science-fiction film either. The French automaker CitroŽn provided the U55 truck chassis, and the bodies were designed by the French coachbuilder Currus. Together, the CitroŽn U55 Currus Cityrama gave sightseers a clear view of Paris during the 1950s and 1960s."

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    http://www.darkroastedblend.com/2012...built.html?m=1

    Haha! go the hostess!





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    What a trippy bus.
    I'm in love!

    I looked carefully but couldn't see the food and drinks preparation /cubby/cubicle area. maybe it was picked up from a cafe/patisserie on the way.

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    I love the hostee pic. my first flying job was with Hazelton Airlines on the Saab 340B... I had about 2 inches of headroom!

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    It looks like the ginge and the faux Spaniards are checking each other out!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mnm View Post
    I love the hostee pic. my first flying job was with Hazelton Airlines on the Saab 340B... I had about 2 inches of headroom!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hotrodelectric View Post
    I'm disappointed. You didn't caption that pic as Madge's first job...

    That's true... she did marry into money though, as we all know...

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    Quote Originally Posted by addo View Post
    It looks like the ginge and the faux Spaniards are checking each other out!
    The Indian is checking out the blonde!

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    I don't wanna cause no fuss, but can I buy that magic bus

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    Default Zazie dans le Mťtro

    Quite a few of the photos above including, I think, the one with the hostess, are screen shots from the 1960 Louis Malle film Zazie dans le Mťtro.

    The bus is one of the stars of the film which also features lots of other French and foreign cars of the period.

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    Quote Originally Posted by donat View Post
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    Give me a hundred, I won't take under goes like thunder it's a four-stage wonder...

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    I'm going to hell. On a bus. I plan to do the driving.
    I want to drive that bus!

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    Citroen designers have now been constrained a bit more I think....

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    Quote Originally Posted by ajm212 View Post
    Quite a few of the photos above including, I think, the one with the hostess, are screen shots from the 1960 Louis Malle film Zazie dans le Mťtro.

    The bus is one of the stars of the film which also features lots of other French and foreign cars of the period.

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    The appropriately bizarre YouTube clip:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JF_56iU2Jcs
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    Personally I think this model from the competition is more suited to some of youse:
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    Fabulous buses.

    Aircon? Paris in the 1950s-60s? Not a chance I'd say. Plenty of opening windows though, judging by the photos.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mnm View Post
    I love the hostee pic. my first flying job was with Hazelton Airlines on the Saab 340B... I had about 2 inches of headroom!

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    I wonder if any of these busses have survived...?


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    Then there's this contraption.. built on an H van platform..used to advertise dairy or something..

    .1960 CitroŽn HY Produits laitiers Le Bastard






    http://www.bonhams.com/auctions/17043/lot/158/

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    Quote Originally Posted by mnm View Post
    Then there's this contraption.. built on an H van platform..used to advertise dairy or something..

    .1960 CitroŽn HY Produits laitiers Le Bastard






    http://www.bonhams.com/auctions/17043/lot/158/

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    And escorted on both sides and the rear by the Simca Vedette Versailles (1957)

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    One has to wonder about the function of the extension at the front of the rooftop on original bus design atop this thread.

    Was it intended to resemble a prawn ? Had design work after the slippery streamlined fish of the DS gone astray ?

    It could have been used for jousting ! Connecting several buses for towing purposes ? Tail to trunk, like parading elephants perhaps ?

    Maybe it held a little camera ( but I doubt that would have been available at the time ). Modern Euro buses have mirrors on large forward extended pods at each front corner.

    Maybe for running up a flag from the front bumper after soccer games or elections or revolutions ( Guess who has just seen Les Miserables ), but that would get in the driver's vision.

    Is it just a parallel artistic thought to the trumpets of Jericho ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by panhard View Post
    And escorted on both sides and the rear by the Simca Vedette Versailles (1957)
    Thought you'd spot that...
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    Then there's this one.. how cool..





    “This was custom-bodied T55 designed by Philippe Charbonneaux with coachwork by Leffondrť for the FRIGEAVIA/TELEAVIA home appliances brand (which a subsidiary of the SUD AVIATION company, which also made the Caravelle medium range jet, hence the rocket-like design)”:
    http://www.worldsstrangest.com/drb/m...us-ever-built/



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    If you ever get the chance to go to Reims, besides being the centre of the Champagne region, it is also home to a great museum mostly dedicated to the designs and fancies of Philippe Charbonneaux. Many vehicles are on display from small cars through to large purpose built trucks. Well worth a visit and the cafe across the road was quite good too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by UFO View Post
    If you ever get the chance to go to Reims, besides being the centre of the Champagne region, it is also home to a great museum mostly dedicated to the designs and fancies of Philippe Charbonneaux. Many vehicles are on display from small cars through to large purpose built trucks. Well worth a visit and the cafe across the road was quite good too.
    I'm happy looking at the pictures.
    The cost of travel prevents the enjoyment of other obsessive pleasures.
    Horses for courses. I'm happy ot let Matthew and others provide the images, this is the "go to" thread for me each day.

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