Citroen DS Transporter – Tissier Scale - 1:18

In 1972, as a struggling Panhard agent, Pierre Tissier who was a mechanic by background wanted to transport his cars to Spain more quickly and efficiently. Tissier who always believed in a motto that said – “I will do what others cannot” came up with a brilliant idea of converting the Citroen made DS model in to a flatbed transporter. 

The reason behind his idea was the Citroen DS had several futuristic features that was offered in a car for the first time – disc brakes, use of hydro-pneumatic suspension with automatic levelling system that allowed the car’s ground clearance to increase based on the type of road surface. Also opting for any van or a small truck based transporter solution would slow down it’s movement.

So in a 3-month long project, Tissier cut the car at the B-pillar area and build the car with 3-axles stretching to the limits that the new Citroen’s hydro-pneumatic suspension offered. With a low loading platform that truncated at the end allowed this transporter to load cars more faster. With fat 10 inch wheels that were fixed, there was no doubt that all this increased the overall weight of the car but this design also allowed it to carry a payload of 1500 kg.

He registers this design as well as establishes his new firm Application des Procédés Tissier (later his firm becomes famous for converting both Citroen DS and CX models in to large campers, ambulances, low-bed haulers, etc.).


NOTE: this product does not come with any car but has been used only for image representation

  14855.00    12880.00      

- Premium collectible
- Licensed product
- Material: ZAMAC (zinc alloy), Rubber and Plastic
- Non-opening bonnet and doors
Brand Citroen
Period 1971-1999
Year 1972
Model Origin France
Scale 1:18
Box Dimension (in inches) 20 x 7 x 6
Color Blue / Red
Make CMR
Theme Utility
Material Metal

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