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Citroen Camargue Concept
Bertone's GS-based debut Citroen concept collab
Citroen’s 1972 Concept was about as typical as it got for the period.
All the signature Bertone touches of the era are there – the sloping surfaces, flattened perspectives. There are louvred vents on the rear pillars. There is the minimalist wheel with and the stepped interior stitching.
Based on the workaday stylist that is the Citroen GS – the Camargue concept eventually rolled out into production as the BX – which, we think, is looking better and better as the world turns deeper into the 21st Century.
The BX was the first production collaboration between the two firms, and you can see how its retro-futuristic lines represent the creative apogee of Citroen.
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