Thought you guys may know what it was?

The other day a car travelling towards me, drove past.
It looked quite old, but in pristine condition, and seemed like a Citreon DS, but a coupe. Does that sound real? Did they make such a beast?
It did look very appealing in a kind of old, classic, thing-of-beauty type way. Anybody work out, from my cryptic description, what it might have been?
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"Douglas Hall" @ wrote in message

Couple of guesses, just as an excuse to go look for pictures:
Bristol 401 http://www.motorbase.com/vehicle/by-id/475 /
Alvis TD21 http://www.motorbase.com/vehicle/by-id/245 /
But it was probably a Citroen SM.
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I have a feeling it was a Citreon - as I said, it looked quite reminiscent of the DS, and I thought I'd spotted a Citreon badge or emblem on the front.
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Douglas Hall wrote:

Cit-ro-en.
Not bloody Citreon. Citroen (with over the e, which for some reason Thunderbird won't let me do).
I mean, once is fair enough, but twice, in response to someone spelling it correctly.
If it looked like a DS, it was probably a DS decapotable or replica, or less likely, a replica DS Chapron coupe. SMs look DS-era, but nothing like a DS unless you're blind, looking through a vaseline smeared windscreen and quite possibly drunk.
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"RichardK" snipped-for-privacy@NOSPAMbtconnect.com wrote in message

Or, might I suggest, under 30.....
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Grant wrote:

Which I was until very recently :P
(Though I knew what a DS was when I was tiny, and an SM. Matchbox models++).
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reminiscent
front.
Apologies ;-)
I remember thinking it kinda looked wrong when I typed it - but let's be honest, the word always looks wrong :-)

Well I only saw it very briefly, and my memory isn't terribly great for remembering the details.
I can recall what DSs look like, but don't know the minutia of the other models. As it passed me (fairly quickly, going the opposite way) I thought it reminded me of a DS, but after seeing some pictures of an SM (I'd never heard of them previously), they look a bit more sleek than this thing did - it kinda looked a bit more chunky, like a DS. And I didn't mean (initially) _exactly_ like a DS, just reminded me a bit of one, with the styling details.
Is this a bit of a touchy subject, or something? :-)
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Douglas Hall wrote:

Nope, but if you saw a Chapron - even a replica - you saw something very, very rare indeed.
http://www.automag.be/IMG/citroen_ds_19_copier.jpg
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thought
never
did -

(initially)
The car I saw was just one colour - like a gunmetal metallic colour.
And it looked like pretty much like the link, as I recall. It was only a fleeting glance, but my first thoughts were DS, then noticed it only had two doors.
When I searched for pictured of SMs they looked lower and more sleek, so - accepting my hazy memory - I'm more inclined to think it's what you've suggested. Just a pity it wasn't stopped and I could have got a picture.
When it passed me going the opposite way, I initially thought DS - which for me are quite a rare site - then I noticed no rear doors, and thought "What a thing of beauty..." - but I guess that's quite subjective ;-)
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