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Citroën ID 19 Saloon- 1959

Citroën ID 19 Saloon- 1959

The Citroën D series was the sensation of the 1955 Paris Auto Show. With its streamlined silhouette and its hydro-pneumatic suspension (no springs), this car had many features that were ahead of its time. The D series was produced as the ID series which had a manual transmission and cloth interior, and the more luxurius DS series which had leather seats and a shift lever but no clutch (called Citromatic). The D series rides on four struts that are filled with a mixture of hydraulic fluid and nitrogen gas under high pressure. When the car is started, the hydraulic pump pressurizes the system and the car is raised on the suspension. A lever in the cabin allows one to select different ride heights. This same system also supplies operating pressure to the power brakes and power steering.

 

Specifications

  • Manufacturer: Andrè Citroën, Ingénieur-Constructeur
  • Country of Origin: France
  • Engine: 1911cc, 4 cylinder, 60 hp
  • Top Speed: 90-100 miles per hour
  • Years of Production: 1955-1975
  • Number Produced: 1,400,000
  • Original Cost: 11,200 French Francs

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