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    Default WWW (Wierd Wonderful Web) French car sightings

    I often stumble upon (ok, maybe I was searching!) some French cars in strange places tucked away in the corners of the internet. I thought maybe it would be nice to share some of these for those with far too much time on their hands

    First stop could absorb hours of browsing, looking at not just French but a whole range of other automotive relics, mostly parked on US streets:

    http://otherpeoplesthings.tumblr.com/

    Jalopnik is probably quite well known to AFers. It seems to have an appreciation of Citroen, etc, though often misinformed. Americans!!

    If you do a search they have had quite a few recent articles on French brands:

    http://jalopnik.com/5970131/show-us-...ars-ever-built

    http://jalopnik.com/5970582/used-car...enault-for-you

    http://jalopnik.com/5964508/say-yes-to-the-ds

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    Got buried down those web tunnels for a while!

    Ah the myths written by the uneducated about French cars. Apparently the D Special didn't have hydropneumatic suspension.
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    Quote Originally Posted by UFO View Post
    Apparently the D Special didn't have hydropneumatic suspension.
    It must be true, it's on the internet!
    Cheers Renomad

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    Quote Originally Posted by Renomad View Post
    It must be true, it's on the internet!
    D'Oh! Of course!
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    spotted that on fb lol

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    Jay Leno is doing up his '71 Ds21. he fitted A/C and a bigger alternator... should be nice when finished:

    http://www.jaylenosgarage.com/cars/c...21/index.shtml

    He also is a fan of the SM:

    http://www.jaylenosgarage.com/at-the...sm/#item=83887


    http://www.jaylenosgarage.com/cars/c...te/index.shtml

    And on French cars in general:

    http://www.jaylenosgarage.com/extras...rs/index.shtml
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    Quote Originally Posted by Renomad View Post
    It must be true, it's on the internet!
    More "truth" from the internet.

    I am not going to give the URL for this one because it is from one of those terrible parasitic sites that produce crap content to attract pay per view revenues... GRRR (Google really should block these things).

    Anyway, the strange facts and mangled English may amuse:

    "DS type was introduced in 1973. DS type experienced swivel head lights which could change 80 degrees to light-weight inside of the bends when car or truck was turning. 3 styles are prepared. DS design had all the new ideas of up-to-date time. Electricity steering, electric power suspension and power brakes crafted the motor vehicle seriously risk-free. Semi automatic transmission structure consisted of solitary piston to manage equipment change and clutch handle. A higher electrical power hydraulic product permitted the driving peak of the motor vehicle. The ground clearance could be modified by the driver to clear road blocks like uneven grounds and shallow streams. Passenger ease and comfort is greater by this system. Shock is absorbed by the hydraulic product with no transmitting it to the passenger. In up-to-date versions the lever is replaced by a change. DS3 is a super- mini."
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    Quote Originally Posted by michaelr View Post
    More "truth" from the internet.

    I am not going to give the URL for this one because it is from one of those terrible parasitic sites that produce crap content to attract pay per view revenues... GRRR (Google really should block these things).

    Anyway, the strange facts and mangled English may amuse:

    "DS type was introduced in 1973. DS type experienced swivel head lights which could change 80 degrees to light-weight inside of the bends when car or truck was turning. 3 styles are prepared. DS design had all the new ideas of up-to-date time. Electricity steering, electric power suspension and power brakes crafted the motor vehicle seriously risk-free. Semi automatic transmission structure consisted of solitary piston to manage equipment change and clutch handle. A higher electrical power hydraulic product permitted the driving peak of the motor vehicle. The ground clearance could be modified by the driver to clear road blocks like uneven grounds and shallow streams. Passenger ease and comfort is greater by this system. Shock is absorbed by the hydraulic product with no transmitting it to the passenger. In up-to-date versions the lever is replaced by a change. DS3 is a super- mini."
    Sounds like a snip from Aussiefrogs

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    Quote Originally Posted by michaelr View Post
    More "truth" from the internet.

    "DS type was introduced in 1973. DS type experienced swivel head lights which could change 80 degrees to light-weight inside of the bends when car or truck was turning. 3 styles are prepared. DS design had all the new ideas of up-to-date time. Electricity steering, electric power suspension and power brakes crafted the motor vehicle seriously risk-free. Semi automatic transmission structure consisted of solitary piston to manage equipment change and clutch handle. A higher electrical power hydraulic product permitted the driving peak of the motor vehicle. The ground clearance could be modified by the driver to clear road blocks like uneven grounds and shallow streams. Passenger ease and comfort is greater by this system. Shock is absorbed by the hydraulic product with no transmitting it to the passenger. In up-to-date versions the lever is replaced by a change. DS3 is a super- mini."


    G'day,
    all very interesting, but what does it mean? Can't understand any of it...

    What is "A higher electrical power hydraulic product"? A bucket of water up a power pole, maybe..
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    I think this wins an award for the most fictitious piece ever written about a DS!
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    The comments on this Top Gear article by the great uneducated are somewhat amusing. Note the one about the "belts that go everywhere". Idiot!

    http://www.topgear.com/uk/photos/Ham...-DS-2013-01-04
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