Born in 1965 Two French Ladies Meet for the First Time
On Saturday January 21, two very special French Ladies will be lined up next to each other at Queensland Air Museum.
One is a 1965 Citroen DS 19 owned by Citroen Car Club member, Lincoln McPhee from Stanthorpe.
The other is QAM’s recently delivered GAF MIRAGE (FA) IIIO A3-16 also manufactured in 1965
The significant features of both Lincoln’s Citroen and QAM’s Mirage are as follows;
- Both manufactured in 1965.
- Suspensions are similar; hydrapnuematic.
- Both have proven to be well adapted to Australian conditions.
- Beautiful to fly and drive!
- Both streamlined designs for their time and still are a joy to see.
The engines and speeds are slightly different!
We expect the ‘ladies’ to meet at around 1pm on Saturday 21st.
And there will also be another Citroen there; QAM member Geoff Webber will also have his Citroen DS23, manufactured in 1974, the year the Mirage was decommissioned by the RAAF.
This will be an excellent photo opportunity and an occasion to chat with the Citroen owners and QAM enthusiasts about these well preserved French Ladies.
This will be the one and only opportunity to meet all 3 of these classics, but the MIRAGE is on display at QAM every day of the year.
Don’t forget the WINGS OVER WHEELS at QAM on Australia Day.