Citroën was late with a mid-range model. The competition had had models in this segment for a long time, but when Citroën presented the GS in August 1970 with its streamlined design, fantastic suspension, avant-garde dashboard and spacious boot, it immediately set a new standard in its class. Admittedly, there were some weaknesses, but despite this, the car represented a particularly well-balanced whole. Citroën rapidly expanded the GS range with an estate car and the practical Service van. The top model was the Birotor, a GS with a Wankel rotary engine. In September 1979, the GS was succeeded by the GSA, a thoroughly modernised car and now with the addition of a long-awaited fifth door. In mid-1986, after sixteen years of successful production, the final GSA left the factory.
In this book author Marc Stabèl describes the history of the Citroën GS and GSA. Through numerous facts and additional photos, some of which have never been published before, the development, background and historical context are explained extensively, as well as the evolution of all types from year to year. Building on the book’s success when originally published in Dutch in 2016, this updated and expanded English version is the essential reference work for the real enthusiast.
Citroën GS & GSA - Citroën’s avant-garde mid-range cars
22 x 24 cm, 276 pages
Full color, hard cover
For many years the Citroën GS and GSA have hardly been afforded any attention. They have had to compete with iconic family members like the 2CV and the DS, about which many books have been written. But there is a lot to tell about the GS and GSA as well. They are very beautifully styled cars, spacious and comfortable. In 1970 the GS set the standard in its class with an unprecedented suspension, incredible brakes, first-class road holding and aerodynamic body. Over the next 16 years almost 2.5 million were sold. Needless to say, the history of these Citroën models is very interesting. Author Marc Stabèl tells you everything about them in this book.