Nicky D posted only one shot of this DS to The Cohort, but in this case it will suffice. One picture is enough to state the obvious: The owner of this Citroën really fancies himself/herself as a unique person. I’m obviously selling short the talents of the artist who painted this car, but really, does it have to be on a car which is such a work of art in itself? Part of me says there are better ways to tell the world you’re a free spirit, but thankfully, my rational side reminds me that this car is being kept in clean and driveable condition–regardless of whether or not I like its paint job. What do you guys say? Cool and interesting, or corny?
CC Outtake: Always Remember That You Are Unique, Just Like Everyone Else.
– Posted on March 7, 2014
Sweet looking car. I’ve always liked the shape of the Citroen DS. I’ve only seen one of these in Seattle, where I grew up.
As an Indie Mechanic in a College Town I got to see loads of vehicles like this in the 1970’s , as long as they also take care of the mechanicals , why not ? .
There was a famous Female Artist who did this to old Mercedes Convertibles , hopefully someone will post up a link .
“Different strokes, for different folks!” (Sly & the Family Stone) Not exactly my cup ‘o tea,
but I can appreciate the effort! 🙂
When a bunch of free spirits get together and THEY consider someone to be a free spirit, well that is the person who owns this car.
Like the art not the car
I have to give the owner a pass, since he is keeping the car running.
Beautiful shot of a beautiful late model DS. Love the Cali background. Nicky D if you own this car please do a write up on it.
That’s my shot, but definitely not my car! (loaded to the Cohort under my Passin’Gas handle, Perry picked up my real name for the photo credit).
I shot this one coming down towards Stinson Beach from Mount Tamalpais in Marin County. Couldn’t resist; I love art cars. Should have stopped to take more shots, this one was just taken from the driver’s seat of my Miata. Haven’t seen the car since then, but if I do I’ll keep my eyes open for the owner.
Stinson Beach, that’s why its owner can afford to keep it running, and good on them for that.
This Goddess has gone all Goth with body tattoos. How can we mere mortals ever hope to understand them?
IIRC, that’s where the owner told me he lived. I got to meet him through a series of events, finally winding up at the All French and Italian Car Show in Van Nuys last November. He needed some work done to his turn signals. I was able to do a “get-you-home” repair.
Up close, the details are pretty cool. It’s almost like Salvador Dali was speaking through him. The car needs more work (the interior is tatty), but the owner is sticking to it. The car matches his personality perfectly.
Those wacky French…
Looks like the something the Muppets would drive to Paris….
I say totally cool.. 🙂
I prefer a Hieronymus Bosch painting for a hellish trip.
Easy to spot in the mall parking lot.
I was ready to rip into this travesty but as Perry puts it, its kept in good nick. So I’m only going to say something nice.
Putting this paint job on a DS is like putting tattoos on a person with a well-sculpted body. It doesn’t really add anything and probably detracts from the natural beauty of the subject- but hey, everybody’s got their own thing. Note: owner did not invest in personalized license plate but I’m guessing there’s at least one bumper sticker on the car.
The tattoo analogy is good, except that a paint job can always be undone if the owner or future owner is so inclined. I would only take issue with it if they painted over a pristine original finish.
I say it works. Nothing irreversible, no holes, no add-ons, just an interesting paint job on an interesting car. Art on art. Too much? Not to me.
Hmmm… What Ken Kesey uses to drive to town to buy groceries due to the parking lat at the local organic place not having enough room for Further.
Actually, Ken drove a Buick Roadmaster woodie around Eugene before he died; he was an all-American guy.
It would look so much nicer in Palladium Gray–or navy blue with a white top.
It takes your eyes away from it’s graceful lines.
“Art car” seems like a redundant term. Cars like this are already art, why gob on more “art”?