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Photo Sleuths #3


Have a vintage photo of a Citroën in the USA or Canada? Send it in and we will see what we can learn about it! 



Michael Cox provided another old photo from his archive. While on a 1985 trip to Monument Valley, he spotted a DS wagon. It turns out that the owner of the wagon was driven by an artist named Peter W. Blos and his wife, May. Hard to be sure, but it looks like the wagon is a 1966/1967.

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Michael Cox


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The car is a USA model based on the Lucas front turn signals and if a 1966/1967, it would be one of the two whites used in this era, Blanc Paros (AC102) or Blanc Carrare (AC144).



Here is an interesting one. It is very hard to read the lettering on the billboard, but after straining my eyes for a while, I decided that I saw: 4584 Papineau. A little research found this address to be a Citroën Canada dealership on Papineau Street in Montreal. Citroën Canada Ltd. used this address as a dealership for a few years in the mid-1960's.


City of Montreal Archives

Based on the clipboard seen on the right side of the photo, it seems that the photo was taken in on December 9, 1966. But on what corner of Montreal was the billboard? A stroke of good luck happened when I discovered that this is a cropped version of a photo that shows up in the City of Montreal's on-line archive. The un-cropped photo lists the address as 3564 Rue Ontario Est. Below is the un-cropped version and the same building today.


City of Montreal Archives

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Google Street View, 2022

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