By 1995, the Citroen CX was already a dinosaur. Released 21 years ago, it took on all the qualities of the famous DS, while comparing the more powerful, more comfortable and modern lines with the Concorde.
But why did the newly elected president ride on the CX?
A long love story
From his start, Jack Chirac drove a Citroen. Crossing France and his entourage Coros, he goes for miles on the wheel of his DS.
In 1974, when he was Minister of Agriculture for two years, the manufacturer released its alternative CX. The founder of RPR will begin the almost exclusive history of this car, even after two decades of driving on the CX.
A DS enthusiast like General de Cole, he praised the dynamic qualities and comfort in CX. After all, thanks to the extended wheelbase of the Prestige version, the 1.89m Chirac finally got the chance to extend its long legs to the back. A real difference during almost daily long trips.
Over the years, CXs will be measured. Jack Chirac can eat, sleep or relax, with a small table, cushions or a back for the neck.
But this may be another reason why the president has not changed car models in 20 years.
On November 26, 1978, the driver from Chirac was driving on the roads of Chorus to join a company managed by his foundation, along with Grod Pompeo. Snowfall, road ice, and the driver lose control of the CX. The car crashed terribly into a tree before being thrown off a shore.
The car was wrecked before the eyes of oncoming journalists in another vehicle. Surprisingly, Jack Chirac has only one leg broken. That day, believing that he had saved his life, he decides to buy back a CX.
So, at CX Prestige, on the night of the newly elected presidential election, just minutes after the results were announced, he reached an unknown target.
Jean-Claude Lament, who has been driving Jack Chirac for 25 years, said it was a moment of glory, but one relief: “The campaign was too long. I lived and slept in this car for nine months. We traveled tens of thousands of kilometers.
Order of the President
All journalists are on the path of the CX to make it possible to follow the President’s progress in Paris on television or radio. A journey that quickly took on the appearance of a chase.
Lamond, who continues to take driving courses behind the wheel of this car, receives an order from his employer: “Go quickly, without causing an accident!” The car headed towards the Senate and stopped. Bernadette Chirac gets rid of it, but not her husband.
In wheel caps
Lamond, as a strategist in the end, wants to take advantage of this stop. He told the motorcycle police to block the street and Madame Chirac to get out. As soon as there is a knock on the door indicating that Bernardette Chirac is no longer on the ship, he puts his foot down. Then a race begins between President CX and the press motorcycles.
The car passes Boulevard Saint-Michael and overtakes a poor Fiat Panda who is wondering what is happening to him and a poor Fiat Panda who is wondering what is happening to him.
The whole of France remembers it
At the back, with the window fully open and the door ajar, Chirac did not seem to have moved by his driver’s personality behavior. On the passenger side, the police officer in charge of protecting Chirac can count on the double glazing system developed by Driver Lamont to monitor the surroundings while driving.
The CX runs forward at over 120km / h on the Paris Boulevards, finally stopping in the courtyard of the Hotel de Ville.
Passed for Mission Driver and CX, it became the most powerful and imperial sedan of twenty years ago.
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