Next year Citroën, that magnificent, borderline-weird French car maker celebrates its centenary. My days it's been through the mill in the hundred years since André Citroën realised that his new factory needed something make to replace making armaments after World War One. Until Citroën's (second) bankruptcy in 1974, its cars were always different, innovative and intriguing, but after the enforced '70s merger with Peugeot, the relationship looked more like a virtual takeover. André's firm was forced into making more badge-engineered jalopies, with less technical innovation and a subordinate role to Peugeot which it had once trounced in sales volumes.
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