The Ultimate Car Collection #13; 1956 Citroen DS 19
The CitroŽn DS (also known as Dťesse, or
Goddess, after the punning initials in French) is an executive car
that was produced by the French manufacturer CitroŽn between 1955
and 1975. CitroŽn sold nearly 1.5 million D-series during its 20
years of production. The DS best known for its futuristic,
aerodynamic body design, styled by the Italian sculptor and
industrial designer Flaminio Bertoni, and for its innovative
technology, including its hydropneumatic self-leveling suspension
The DS advanced the achievable standards in terms of ride quality, roadholding, handling and braking in an automobile.
It came in third in the 1999 Car of the Century competition, recognizing the world's most influential auto designs.