Citroen DS’s hydropneumatic suspension is credited with saving French President De Gaulle’s life during an assassination attempt in 1962 when bullets blew out his tires. Jay Leno gives a tour of his DS (favorite bit: changing a tire without using a jack) https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=kzW_ERSgFRY …
2. In 2014, to mark the 50th anniversary of Franco-Chinese ties, France (which was the first Western power to establish diplomatic relations with China, under De Gaulle) sent De Gaulle’s bullet-riddled Citroen to China to be displayed in several Chinese cities.
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