(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.
Presenting the only French car in my entire collection, sadly: an MBX Citroen DS
This was bought by a young me at a TRU a while ago.
This is probably my favorite MBX that I own. It’s just great.
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.
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.
I acquired this along with yesterday’s Jag at a toy store second-hand, however this smart has no noticeable damage.
It’s actually got pretty good detail.
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.
That’s all for Car Week.