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    Its actually purpose built to test truck tyres.

    There is a whole lab between those two sets of three rear wheels. The test tyre is dropped onto the road at various angles to the line of travel and numerous measurements are made with regards to friction, heat ,wear, etc.

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    The nickname for it is "Milles Pattes"- millipede. Instead of the standard 2.1 D engine, it ha two Chevy small block V8s- one to drive the car, another to run the test lab. So, yah- I'd say this qualifies as a custom Citroen.
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    I wonder whatever happened to it. Where is it now?
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    it'll be in the museum WIth all the other prototypes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by David Cavanagh View Post
    I wonder whatever happened to it. Where is it now?
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    Quote Originally Posted by pug206gti View Post
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    you are not looking to buy it are you ?
    Why not? Make a good tow car/delivery vehicle
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    Quote Originally Posted by David Cavanagh View Post
    Why not? Make a good tow car/delivery vehicle
    yes because is to good to wreck.!...

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    Quote Originally Posted by David Cavanagh View Post
    Why not? Make a good tow car/delivery vehicle
    Certainly not much more odd than one of the Tissier or Heuliez transporters. The only drawback is that second V8 is mounted in the very rear, making the rear lid more of a servicing hatch than access to load space.
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    I think there were two of them. Powered by twin Chevrolet small block V8 engines behind the rear deck lid.

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    Ummmm is this a custom Citroen???-imgp5380.jpg

    This is as close as I will ever come to one.

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    Pretty sure it's still around. I saw a photo of it at a car show in Europe a few years ago while googling Tissier conversions.

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    A Tube video of the beast, it looks quite startling on the road!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PziuQKNq1fo
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    Would be great if it had a translate function on you tube-wondering about the vents function.If they were not for rear seat vision & they were faced the other way I reckon it would look a whole lot lighter PLUS it would make a decent reduction in fuel consumption.

    Hey Dave-have you seen the DS with extended tray[fit one DS Plus Trailer to suit-That looks awesome -look great o/side your place PLUS I reckon it might JUST fit inside the Boundary line of your factory.-Tis AWESOME PLUS-Specially with French Connection written on the side.

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    Quote Originally Posted by daffyduck View Post
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    This is as close as I will ever come to one.
    what's Gumby doing to Pokey in that pic?

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    I saw it at the DS Jubilee in 2005. As the vehicle was a custom build by Michelin engineers for Michelin, I would expect it is still the property of the company. I have not seen it at the Conservatoire and that could probably indicate it is not the property of Citroen.

    Remember that Michelin were the majority shareholders of Citroen for some years and the vehicle was built during that period (1972).

    One of the Chev 5.7l V8s drives the rear wheels (modified H van wheels) and the other engine drives the test rig. There is no engine in the front nor are the front wheels driven. Just a fuel tanks and hydraulics. The rear axles are from a Peugeot 504 and the power transfer is via a GM auto gearbox.

    The vehicle can exceed 110 mph or near 200 km/h.

    For more information see the book "Citroen DS - the world's most beautiful car" by Daniel Denis and Thebaut Amant. This book is a compilation and update of two books written in French a few years ago. The editor was Jon Pressnell and it's a Haynes publication. Worth the addition to an DS fanatic's library.
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    Quote Originally Posted by person s View Post
    what's Gumby doing to Pokey in that pic?
    Having been in that office more than once, I know the dirty little secret. I could tell you, but then I would have to kill you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by person s View Post
    what's Gumby doing to Pokey in that pic?
    Either stuffing or mounting.
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    Now here are some pics I prepared earlier - in 2005 at the DS Jubilee. Mrs UFO and I are slowly recovering some photo files from a horrid little network storage thing I bought years ago, and these are some early ones to surface. There are more later I think showing inside. Let's see if I can get to them in the next few weeks.

    You may notice that in the engine bay shot it is clear which engine drove the vehicle and which one powered the truck tyre test rig. Look for the radiator hose - or lack thereof.

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    That thing would make a great hearse.

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