Big things with little cars
Big things with little cars
This is a platform for User Generated Content. G/O Media assumes no liability for content posted by Kinja users to this platform.

LaLD Car Week: Free-for-All French (and German) Friday

Illustration for article titled LaLD Car Week: Free-for-All French (and German) Friday

(Disclaimer: I have problems posting things on the correct days.)

And here it is, my final post of car week. I decided to go out with a bang. We’ll do it a bit differently today, starting with the 1/64th and then going to the 1/18th. So here we go.

Advertisement

Presenting the only French car in my entire collection, sadly: an MBX Citroen DS

Illustration for article titled LaLD Car Week: Free-for-All French (and German) Friday
Advertisement

This was bought by a young me at a TRU a while ago.

Illustration for article titled LaLD Car Week: Free-for-All French (and German) Friday
Advertisement

This is probably my favorite MBX that I own. It’s just great.

Illustration for article titled LaLD Car Week: Free-for-All French (and German) Friday
Advertisement

The DS itself was a revolutionary car built by Citroen from 1955-1975. Over a million were built, mostly in France, and it was sold worldwide. Featuring such revolutionary technology such as its hydraulic system that was part of most things on the car, most notably it’s independent suspension on all wheels that allowed it to achieve an amazing ride quality compared to being on a “magic carpet”. While incredibly popular in Europe, the car sadly didn’t sell well in the USA. It finished in 3rd place in the “Car of the Century” poll behind the Ford Model T and the original Mini, with the VW Beetle and Porsche 911 finishing just behind it. It was replaced by the semi-legendary but not as legendary as the DS Citroen CX. And after that massive paragraph, we go to today’s 1/18th entry.

Illustration for article titled LaLD Car Week: Free-for-All French (and German) Friday
Advertisement

I had this Maisto Smart City-Coupé waiting in the wings for Wacky Wednesday just in case the LeBaron wouldn’t count, but I’m showcasing it today.

Illustration for article titled LaLD Car Week: Free-for-All French (and German) Friday
Advertisement

I acquired this along with yesterday’s Jag at a toy store second-hand, however this smart has no noticeable damage.

Illustration for article titled LaLD Car Week: Free-for-All French (and German) Friday
Advertisement

It’s actually got pretty good detail.

Illustration for article titled LaLD Car Week: Free-for-All French (and German) Friday
Advertisement

The Smart ForTwo, also known as the SmartCar or the Smart City-Coupé in its first generation, is a subcompact manufactured by the Smart division of Mercedes-Benz, having begun production in 1998 with a second generation being released in 2007 and a third in 2014. It’s well-known for its small size and the fact that they’re generally disliked for some reason.

Photodump:

Illustration for article titled LaLD Car Week: Free-for-All French (and German) Friday
Advertisement
Underside with mid/rear-mounted engine.
Underside with mid/rear-mounted engine.
Illustration for article titled LaLD Car Week: Free-for-All French (and German) Friday
Advertisement

That’s all for Car Week.

FACE
FACE

Share This Story

Get our newsletter