Journal: Period Citroën Commercials Ooze Vintage French Charm

Period Citroën Commercials Ooze Vintage French Charm

Petrolicious Productions By Petrolicious Productions
July 3, 2013

There’s simply nothing else in the world of four-wheeled conveyances that comes close to the totally unique (some may say strange) style and engineering epitomized by vintage Peugeots, Renaults, and in particular, Citroëns.

This week on Vintage Friday we’ve decided to highlight a few of our favorite old Citroën TV ads, one a moody, jazz-themed black and white number for the DS, another a light-hearted, calliope soundtrack’d ode to that famous tin snail, the 2CV. Each one is pitch perfect for the automobile advertised within, and both make us want to grab a hold of a large, plastic single-spoked steering wheel and waft down the autoroute. Enjoy.

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The first one, of course, is demonstrating the Citroën’s swiveling headlights. Took the rest of the industry about 40 years to catch up!

Luc Bonachera
Luc Bonachera

That feature was actually banned by the French ministry of transportation a couple of years after it had been introduced… I don’t know on what ground, though.