Vauxhall Victor, Ford Zodiac, Citroën DS

This is Down On The Street Bonus Edition, where we check out interesting street-parked cars located in places other than the Island That Rust Forgot. You never know what you'll find in Copenhagen!


I've been falling really, really behind on Down On The Street Bonus Edition photos, so I'm going to try to get back on track with the series today with this contribution from Kim Of Copenhagen.:

Encouraging to see both the International & the SAAB and the stuff I wrote on Jalopnik, so here's some more. I thought of sending pics of an Amazon as well, to complement the story below, but they appear on Jalopnik often enough.

In the mid-1960's the Danish police force used the Ford Zodiac's downscale sibling, the Zephyr. The latter shared the wide body of the former, which was taken advantage of by the so-called 'Volvo Robber', who more often than not would use a stolen Volvo Amazon as the getaway car after break-ins and bank robberies. Once he carefully planned his escape route through a tight spot where a Zephyr was just a bit too wide, and thus manged to evade The Law. He was hardly a Robin Hood type, but the press as well as the public loved the story.

This Zodiac is literally the first I've seen on the street for 30+ years. That goes for the Vauxhall Victor too. Note the cross stitch pillow in the rear window - a common home-made accessory of the early 60's.

The Citroên is not as rare a beast, because the few that didn't rust away before mandatory bi-annual inspections were introduced ten years ago, are usually well kept and keep their value. One could reasonably argue that this was the last beautiful Citroên design.

Vauxhall Victor, Ford Zodiac, Citroën DS

Vauxhall Victor, Ford Zodiac, Citroën DS

Vauxhall Victor, Ford Zodiac, Citroën DS

Vauxhall Victor, Ford Zodiac, Citroën DS

Vauxhall Victor, Ford Zodiac, Citroën DS

Vauxhall Victor, Ford Zodiac, Citroën DS

Vauxhall Victor, Ford Zodiac, Citroën DS

Vauxhall Victor, Ford Zodiac, Citroën DS

Vauxhall Victor, Ford Zodiac, Citroën DS

Vauxhall Victor, Ford Zodiac, Citroën DS

Vauxhall Victor, Ford Zodiac, Citroën DS

Vauxhall Victor, Ford Zodiac, Citroën DS

Vauxhall Victor, Ford Zodiac, Citroën DS

Vauxhall Victor, Ford Zodiac, Citroën DS

Vauxhall Victor, Ford Zodiac, Citroën DS

Vauxhall Victor, Ford Zodiac, Citroën DS

Vauxhall Victor, Ford Zodiac, Citroën DS

Vauxhall Victor, Ford Zodiac, Citroën DS

Vauxhall Victor, Ford Zodiac, Citroën DS

Vauxhall Victor, Ford Zodiac, Citroën DS

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