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The photo above was taken
during an event organized for
the launch of the DS4 and DS5,
on June 28th, 2012. Those on
the right and below were shot
shortly before, in April of the
same year, during the Beijing
Auto China motor show, when
the new "Number 9" concept
car was presented. All these
pics come from various
Chinese and other blogs.
Citroen needing so badly to
build the image of its new "DS"
line from scratch in China, the
largest and fastest growing
market in the world, that they
brought another 23 to
display in exhibitions and
show-rooms, most lately during
the opening of the "DS World"
flagship store in Shanghai.
This car, a 1973 hydraulic
DS23, also comes from the
Citroen Conservatoire (the
brand's museum in Aulnay,
In March, 2013, I could slip through the
doors of the brand new "DS World"
flagship store on Shanghai's Nanjing
Road, which was to open officially the
following day. There it was: the same
DS23, doing its best again to explain to
the Chinese public the wealth of the DS
legacy. The new DS9 was the main
showpiece, but I could only have eyes
for its ancestor (photos left and below).