Re: Double-takes and lookalikes
CAUTION: this post might blow your mind.
Like many here, I have not had an easy relationship with the DS5. Are those chrome plated hockey sticks reaching down towards the headlights from the A-pillars? Yeah, you've had those thoughts too. What was CItroen thinking?
I was looking at a picture of the back of the DS 19, quite innocently I might add. It's very familiar. But then I started to not just look at the whole, and began to look more closely at some of the details. Hmmm. What's that? It looks like a chrome strip running off the bottom of the C-pillar, heading towards the tail lights - but... errr ...... it stops somewhere near the bottom of the rear window. Hmmm...... looks a little odd! Then there is the indicator light in that funny flute shaped chrome strip that runs along the top of the windows, and stops on top of the C-pillar........ That rear bumper looks kind of gothic now that I take another look. Did they have to make the bumper enclose the tail lights? Looks a bit garrish. I still like the overall shape of the car, but now I take another look, the cut lines on that rear door make the rear door very rectangular. That's just not in keeping with the horizontal flow of the body side. I like the way the car tapers down toward the tail. But..... may'be it looks a bit droopy? Kind of weak? Stop! What am I thinking? This is a design great! I know that because experts and famous designers alike have named the DS their all time favourite. Of course, they MUST be right...... right? Yes........
It's 1955 and you are the first person in the world to see the DS. Nothing has been written about the car. It's just you and the DS. You know what cars have looked like before. You know the Traction Avant, the 55 Chevy, the Beetle and the Morris Minor and many more. The question is: would you like the DS? Do you like the detailing?