It’s a nice surprise to come across a Citroen now and then in the States. They are usually beat up and sidelined due to lack of interest or more likely, lack of parts (though minutes after this photo was taken I found myself shocked to be following a white DS down Sandy). These two are no exception. I’ll cover the DS tomorrow, but what seems more rare to me is this grey market Citroen GX (1970-80). It was designed to fill a gap between the brand’s economy models and the DS, and, though this one does not have one, it was available with a 2 rotor Wankel engine. Combine that with a hydraulic suspension and quirky French aesthetics, and you have one very eccentric car.
They were never legitimately imported into the USA so this one is obviously Grey Market, and has all of the signs of one, most notably the horrible DOT mandated sealed beam headlights. Talk about destroying the look of a vehicle.
A great find in SE Portland.