Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Citreon U55 Cityrama Currus

Back in the late 1950’s with optimism for the future following the war and normal life and tourism taking hold in Europe, particularly France Cityrama a tour operator commissioned Currus to build some bespoke coaches. Looking into a fantastic future these were sculpted out of glass with a nod to the Flash Gordon comic books of the time over a truck chassis, just look at that detail sticking out from the roof. With a retractable glass roof to allow cooler air in and two floors it was and is like nothing else and allowed the passenger to see everything clearly. Perfect for a sight seeing tour of Paris.

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