Citroën is rather late with a small family car. Competitors have already discovered this segment for quite some time when Citroën presents the GS in August 1970. But with its sleek design, superb suspension, complete dashboard and spacious trunk the GS immediately sets a new standard in its class. True, there are also downsides, but if you take a closer look, you’ll see a well-balanced car. Soon Citroën expand the GS range further with the Break (Estate) and the practical Service. The top model is the Birotor, a GS with a rotary engine. In September 1979, the GS is replaced by the GSA, which has been thoroughly modernized and now features the long-awaited fifth door. In July 1986 the final GSA leaves the factory, thus ending the successful careers of the GS and GSA after 16 years.
In this book, author Marc Stabèl describes the history of the Citroën GS and GSA. By means of numerous facts and many previously unpublished photos, the development, background and historical context are described extensively and the same goes for the evolution of all types from year to year, which makes this an essential reference book for every enthusiast.
Citroën GS & GSA - topklasse in het middensegment
22 x 24 cm, 264 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.