Are the French doomed ?
More like cursed or jinxed. I wonder if there any photos of BMWs, VWs and Mercedes meeting a similar fate?
No, Herr Rammmstein. This is something rarely caught on film – 2 Citroën indulging in a bit of “amour”….rumor has it that they were bred and not manufactured in a conventional way, hence no factory tours being allowed.
A flock of Dauphines better loaded on a train
Given the longevity of the styling of the first gen Dodge D-Series and Ford C-Series medium trucks, the earliest versions surrounded by 1950s era cars, look so advanced. While in later photos, from the late 60s and 70s, they look almost archaic.
While the nose of the Dauphine appears to have a 1950s interpretation of the cute appeal of the Dodge Neon’s face.
Ashton- Damron Towing operated in Detroit MI in the 1960’s . They were reorganized in 1971 as Damron Towing, and it looks like they operated through 1982.
Given there’s an ‘accident’ for some imported cars in the heart of Motor City. Hmmmm……. makes you wonder……. just sayin’. 😉
Is it just me, or does the Dauphine on the trailer appear to be laughing?
Yes indeed, but why? Because of its’ trailer mates misfortune or, given the nature of the malevolent little beasties, because it helped with a little nudge from the back?
And thus one American was mercifully spared from life with a Dauphine.
So much fun to own!
They deserve credit for taking responsibility. How often does this happen ? Having said that, the Renault 10 was quite an improvement over the Dauphine, which wasn’t a bad car – just more suited to scooting around town than running flat out on our freeways.
The Dauphine took them from competing with VW for import supremacy to market footnote. If that’s not a bad car, then bad has as much meaning now as peaceful does.
Well, my Father never owned a Dauphine, but he did buy a new R10 back in 1968. It was used strictly as a commuter car, he had it through 1974, when he traded it in, I think it had maybe 23k miles on it.
And to think that it happened in the Kresge’s car park!
I love how they pronounced the manufacturer “Run-Awlt” back then. Imagine my shock, decades later, when an R5 (not yet called LeCar) commercial pronounced it “Ren-Ooooo”.
Guess it took us a while to learn French.
And Subaru was “su-BARR-oo”:
I saw it referred to (in writing) as “Superoo”.
And that should buff right out. Imagine someones surprise to find the remnants of some body repair on his car that he bought brand new and never had an accident with. Took in for an alignment and was told something to the affect – we can get it into spec because the right front frame rail is bent.
No, the picture shows Citroën’s breeding!
They are not made like conventional vehicles – a little amour is required in the process….
Those slotted wheels and the script on the fender say the one with the nose on the ground is a Gordini. Tad nicer trim and a 4 on the floor.
Must be the origin of “D’oh!!” The Dauphine really does look like it’s laughing…
These Dauphine oversteered so badly that they were capable of doing it while parked. It was parked in the opposite direction when loaded.
In this case it is pronounced
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