Richard Bonfond was virtually born into Citroën. His father Albert Bonfond, owned an automobile repair shop in Belgium working on many marques but eventually gravitated towards Citroën, after moving to the United States in 1956 he went to work for Citroën Cars Corporation. From childhood to adulthood Richard was constantly surrounded by the marque and eventually ended up following in his father’s footsteps working for Citroën both in the United States and in Europe.
Decades later, Richard is now retired and has brought together his lifelong treasure-trove of Citroën memories, documents, and photos about his experiences with Citroën. This book is not just about the history of the marque but also a personal retrospective of experiences from Citroën’s infancy to its eventual demise in the United States.
What a ride!
Growing up with Citroën in North America
21 x 28 cm, 152 pages
Full color, hard cover
For many years the Citroën GS and GSA have hardly been afforded any attention. They have had to compete with iconic family members like the 2CV and the DS, about which many books have been written. But there is a lot to tell about the GS and GSA as well. They are very beautifully styled cars, spacious and comfortable. In 1970 the GS set the standard in its class with an unprecedented suspension, incredible brakes, first-class road holding and aerodynamic body. Over the next 16 years almost 2.5 million were sold. Needless to say, the history of these Citroën models is very interesting. Author Marc Stabèl tells you everything about them in this book.