Wednesday, January 23, 2013

WTF Wednesday: The Goddess of Sebastopol

To the French car fan, this is literally sacrilege. The Citroën DS21 has been called one of the most beautiful vehicles ever made, and was a marvel of engineering when it was first introduced. Now one is brush-painted magenta with rope lights and spends its days as part of an art installation in the town of Sebastopol, California. It's a monument to Paris, with a replica of the Eiffel Tower, a Vespa-styled scooter and a cup of coffee on top of the classic DS21. The whole mess - I mean sculpture - advertises the Aubergine Cafe and Vintage Emporium at 755 Petaluma Avenue.

Bad news for car fans if you're ever in Sebastopol - the Corvair collector at the Foster's Freeze down the road has sold off his cars. Also gone is the Pellini Chevrolet dealer whose owners were forced to sell their small but interesting collection of vintage cars when the dealership closed in 2008.

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