The Citroën DS 19 was a luxury passenger car, which premiered in 1955. It remained in production until 1975. Its premiere inspired great interest due to its innovative technical features and modern design. The DS 19 was known for its unique appearance, featuring a slim silhouette, streamlined shape and chrome accents. The Citroën DS 19 was the car often used by Charles de Gaulle, the French president from 1959-1969. The DS 19 was the perfect diplomatic vehicle, offering plenty of space in the passenger compartment and comfortable leather-upholstered seats. As a presidential car, the Citroën DS 19 symbolized both French elegance and technological modernity. Its presence on the roads was an expression of the prestige and strength of the French state.
The presidential Citroen DS 19 became famous all over the world thanks to its excellent driving characteristics. During the assassination attempt on President de Gaulle, the attackers destroyed two of its tires. Despite this, the driver kept control of the vehicle and managed to escape the attackers. Nobody was injured. Today, the Citroën DS 19 driven by President De Gaulle remains an important piece of French automotive history and a testament to the close link between politics and the world of automobiles.
The EXECUTIVE EDITION block model recreates the famous car of President Charles de Gaulle and boldly takes on the icon of French motoring! Thanks to the large 1:12 scale and the use of over 2,400 elements, we were able to faithfully recreate the characteristic shape of this extraordinary car. After construction, the car reaches an impressive size of 40 cm in length. The model contains numerous details enriched with high-quality, durable prints. Especially for the design of this set we have developed completely new patterns of bricks, like the characteristic windshield! Explore the beautiful interior, dashboard, working steering wheel and turning wheels. The car is equipped with opening doors and trunk. Under the hood there is a detailed, brick-built engine. The exclusive EXECUTIVE EDITION is characterized by a black body color and a white roof. The set includes a block display stand with a place to attach a plate containing the name of the model. The set also includes a brick pole with a French flag that can be attached to the display stand. The model is ideal for collectors and lovers of classic motoring. Clear and intuitive instructions and blocks packed in numbered bags make the construction process efficient and satisfying. Build history, piece by piece, with COBI.
- 2467 high-quality elements
- Product under the original license of CITROEN
- Manufactured in the EU by a company with over 20 years of tradition
- The blocks meet the safety standards of products for children
- Fully compatible with other brands of construction blocks
- Blocks with prints do not scratch or smear and do not fade during play or under the influence of temperature
- Clear and intuitive instructions based on illustrations and step-by-step directions
- Large modeling scale 1:12
Model dimensions (L x W x H): 40 cm (15.75") x 15 cm (5.91") x 12.5 cm (4.92")