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    I thought I should start a thread for the most ingenious of all cars CitroŽn made, the GS. Spacious, extremely fun to drive, bags of road holding and a suspension softer than air. And the turbine like sound of the engine ...

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    The picture is a couple years old, and it belongs to someone else now. 1975 GS Pallas 1220 in Gris Nacrť.

    See if you can spot the Swedish anomaly!
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    Do you mean the gold chevrons on the grille ?

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    There DS pallas chevrons. If it's swedish it probably has headlight washers/wipers.

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    Passenger side mirror on a sedan?

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    Is it the headlight lens? They seem to have a magnifying area? Such a shame a few have gone to the crushes lately.
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    Shane's correct, you can see the wipers at the top of the headlights.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Jinandfonic View Post
    Is it the headlight lens? They seem to have a magnifying area? Such a shame nobody wants them.
    Fixed it for you.
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    Fantastic suspension, got passed by one in a rally in New Caledonia in 1973 (extremely rough) like we were standing still, we were in a 504.
    Also, one placed second outright in the first round of the Australian Rally Championship the same year, 1100cc!

    Quote Originally Posted by TimS View Post
    I thought I should start a thread for the most ingenious of all cars CitroŽn made, the GS. Spacious, extremely fun to drive, bags of road holding and a suspension softer than air. And the turbine like sound of the engine ...

    The picture is a couple years old, and it belongs to someone else now. 1975 GS Pallas 1220 in Gris Nacrť.

    See if you can spot the Swedish anomaly!
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    Eagle's eyes, that's what you guys have!

    It is true that passenger side mirrors are Swedish, but other Scandinavian countries had them too. And the gold chevron is a Pallas spec (as is the grey grill mesh), so nothing special about that. And the head lights are regular Ampilux with separate hi/lo beam.

    Shane got it, it is the headlight washer/wipers, compulsory from 1974 and on. Cable driven with a plunger pump, driven by a turn signal relay, and jets fixed to the grille. The DS version is quite sought after by continental European owners as an exotic option. :-)

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    Hello from Scotland

    Good to see so many Citroen fans from not only 'Down under' but from everywhere in the world here. I have a 1978 GS Pallas, manual gearbox and sunroof. For a UK car it is very rust free and has never been welded In it's life. It has only covered around 24K miles which is also amazing. The interior is in good condition also with no damage to the seat fabric.

    I also own a 1988 BX16RE and an Alfa 159 2.4 Lusso.

    Below is a piccie of the GS and Alfa.


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    Someone stop this thread before I become addicted and need one.
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    Not despised, just forgotten
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    a good way to appreciate your GS before your funeral?.. The GS/GSA appreciation thread-image.jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by IE23 View Post
    Someone stop this thread before I become addicted and need one.
    You want one. You know you want one. We all want one. I've had two and I'm going to have another.
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    I had one in the seventies and am ashamed to admit I didn't appreciate what I had. If I didn't have my hands full with Sue's rebuild I'd be tempted too.

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    Gee they were superbly designed car. I know they were designed as 'disposable' , and many left the scene over the years, but was there a better looking small car on the road in the last thirty years?
    Great pics. Never forget my first drive of one in London.

    Incidentally talking of the old dart, A friend bought a '72 in in !980, for 200pds drove it all over the continent for months and left it in the Heathrow car park!
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    Quote Originally Posted by GRAHAM WALLIS View Post
    Fantastic suspension, got passed by one in a rally in New Caledonia in 1973 (extremely rough) like we were standing still, we were in a 504.
    Also, one placed second outright in the first round of the Australian Rally Championship the same year, 1100cc!
    Here it as the headline on the front page of the Australian Motoring News. It was relegated to second following a protest.
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    Accessible Classic: The Fantastic, Forgotten CitroŽn GS | Petrolicious
    ACCESSIBLE CLASSIC: THE FANTASTIC, FORGOTTEN CITROňN GS

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    I miss mine tremendously. Delta Blue 74 wagon.

    At at the time, it was very practical but lacked creature comforts so I decided to get a more modern car. Over the passing years, I realised how much the GS meant to me.

    Now own I have a 2CV and with close to 18 years of ownership I can see links between the two.

    the one Citroen I continually think about is the GS.

    Why? So many Citroen innovations and attributes in the one small car, minus somewhat of the pomp and circumstance. Perhaps the presence of the bigger models. Very much an understand classic. I mean classic.

    So so in love with the GS, I went searching for the old battered one on for sale section of Aussiefrogs but it seems to have slipped off. Is it still around or has someone purchased it? It seemed a total do up if that and White wagon. Possibly parts only.

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