US and Canadian DS's
Several NWCOC club members have asked about the changes and modifications that Citroën made to import the DS model into the USA and Canada. While there have been attempts at this before, we have tried to do a more in-depth review of the unique changes and modifications that the USA and Canadian DS models had.
The parts books were very helpful in this endeavor. Unfortunately, there are a few mistakes and/or murky areas in the official documentation, so we have tried to fill in the confusion below, at least to the best of our ability. Due to the lack of complete documentation, this article has relied on the knowledge of several experts to fill in as many gaps as is possible. We would like to thank the following people for their assistance in the preparation of this article (listed alphabetically); Richard Bonfond, George Dyke, Greg Long, Georges Menguy, Allan Meyer, Chris Middleton, Lon Price, and Carter Willey. If any readers see any errors or omissions, please let us know.
We included Canadian specification cars, but we found that the Canadian cars were even more difficult to nail down the configuration.