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Citroen - The Complete Story

By Lance Cole

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ISBN: 9781847976598
PUBLISHED: 14/05/2014
PAGES: 272
BINDING: Hardback
SIZE: 280x215 mm
INSIDE: 329 colour photographs

In this new view on the Citroen story, Lance Cole investigates not just the details of the cars of Citroen, but the aeronautical and cultural origins that lay behind Citroen's form and function. The book digs deep into the ethos of Automobiles Citroen to create a narrative on one of the greatest car manufacturers in history. Using interviews, translations, archive documents and specially-commissioned photographs, the Citroen journey is cast in a fresh perspective.

  • Explains in detail the influences upon Citroen design: Voisin, Lefebvre, Bertoni, Boulanger, Mages, Opron and recent Citroen designers such as Coco, Blakeslee and Soubirou
  • As well as all the men of the great period of 1920s - 1970s expansion, cites less well-known names of Citroen's French engineering, design, and influence such as Cayla, Gerin, Giret, Harmand, Dargent and others, to give a full picture of Citroen heritage
  • Provides in-depth analysis of all major Citroen models with an engineering and design focus
  • Profiles key individuals and cars up to the present day and Citroen's 'DS'-branded resurgence
  • Features many newly commissioned photographs, rare archive drawings and interviews with Citroen owners
  • Researched amongst leading Citroen experts and restorers

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" You won't find a better written, or more authoritative, history of the marque between two covers. "
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Reviewed By: Hemmings Sports & Exotic Car

" Even if you think you know Citroen well, there's still a lot of stuff here that will enlighten and surprise. "
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Reviewed By: Classic Car Buyer

" You may have thought that there wasn't anything left to say about Citroens, but Lance Cole takes a fresh approach with this outstanding study. "
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Reviewed By: Classic & Sports Car

" ...the author's engaging writing style offers a fresh perspective on the subject. "
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Reviewed By: Octane

" This is great stuff for Double Chevron aficionados. "
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Reviewed By: Classic Car Weekly

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