Welcome to Sunday Matinee, where we highlight classic car reviews or other longer videos I find on YouTube. Kick back and enjoy this blast from the past.
The Citroen DS is one of those cars that I'm absolutely in love with, though I've never driven. On the exceedingly rare occasions I spot one going down the road, it's an almost magical moment. Even nearly 60 years later, it looks like nothing else before or since, and it's the mark of a true automotive connoisseur. The steering wheel's single spoke protrudes out of the dash like a curved horn, the semi-automatic shifter is a plant stalk growing wild, and there is no brake pedal, per se, just a button.
And everything is hydraulic and it looks like it's from another planet.
We lament cars that have come and gone, evolutionary dead-ends that should've made it, but the DS is really in a class of its own. It's the car that not even children manage to doodle, because it is beyond the scope of normal human thinking.
Which is exactly what makes it great.