This year sees the Retromobile 2020 international classic car exhibition take to the Paris Expo Porte de Versailles to celebrate a number of fascinating and intriguing vehicles from the history of the automotive industry. Chief among the celebrants at the event will be Citroën, who will be marking significant achievements of its own during the gathering.
Fifty years since its first launch, the Citroën GS will be proudly on display throughout the event. The model, which was named European Car of the Year in 1971, was the undoubted star of the 1970 Paris Motor Show, so being able to celebrate the same vehicle some five decades later is a source of great pride for the manufacturer. It also enables the marque to unveil the exclusive Citroën GS by Tristan Auer for Les Bains. The renowned interior designer was afforded the chance to add his own touch of flair to the iconic model before it takes up its residency as Les Bains for the next three years.
“It is an honour and a real treat for me to have been able to work on this Citroën GS, an extremely well designed and popular car, which I have been able to rediscover,” said Auer, who has previously worked on renovations at Les Bains, one of the premier nightlife locations in the city.
In addition to celebrating the 50th anniversary of the GS, Citroën will also proudly display a faithful replica of the the renowned Golden Scarab. This model was the first car to successfully cross the Sahara desert back in 1922/3, with the more than 6,000km journey there and back a demonstration of the engineering expertise that Citroën was providing so early in its history.
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