Or parts of one. The photos were taken by our Dublin correspondent, Mick, who has a new post at his blog. You may want to take a gander…
It’s a small world and in Dublin you can get to know the fleet of older classics. I am pretty sure I have seen this car driving around. I believe it might belong to a member of the Citroen Car Club and was once owned by a mining and energy magnate whose name eludes me. He had a Citroen dealership hence the car.
We’re thinking of material this month and with that in mind, we’ll draw attention to the vinyl roof. So, when was the last car sold in Europe with an OEM vinyl roof? I suspect that honour might go to Rolls Royce or Bentley. One of the Silver Spurs or perhaps Bentley Turbo from the late 80s. They’d say it wasn’t vinyl but Everflex. It looks broadly the same. Vinyl roofs carried on a bit longer in the US. I’d say they were still available on stretch Lincolns and Cadillacs. And Buick’s second-last Riviera.
The Citroen also features the plastic bumpers of the later models along with a fetching stainless steel C-pillar with its florid script.