When I find some time on my hands to renovate the car of my dreams, it will be this little French bon bon. A silly passion I have had ever since seeing one careering down the Kings Road in Chelsea, London with no roof.
The driver, having negotiated the sharp corner of the Art Deco petrol station by seemingly lifting two sets of wheels off the road, explained to me, after I asked about handling, that it handled like a pig but due to the suspension you couldnt possibly turn the car over..but what other car could you strip down to a bare chassis and still drive to indulge in a summertime country picnic.
The seats were upholstered in a pyjama striped green fabric, a bit like deck chairs and the car had all year ventilation due to a few crunches that had distorted the cars main structure. But it never broke down.
I wanted one. I saw a pretty Smokey pink one at the breakers yard in town. Sadly upside down on top of five other cars. Salvageable? My husband disapproved. Not now whilst we are upto our ears in renovations.
Well maybe later. How about a Citroen DS…with air suspension? Never ideal in a bank robbery but then what bank holds cash now…no fun anymore! (Ex banker disappointed).
Oh well. Note to self…maybe soon.
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