• May 11, 2011
Citroën DS – Click above for high-res image gallery

To mark the 125th anniversary of the automobile, Auto News Europe is hosting a poll to determine which car represents the Ultimate Legend on Wheels. The Citroën DS is certainly near the top of our list of contenders, but the organizers have put together a group of 130 candidates, so determining the winner is going to take some work.

The list is populated with 10 entries from each of the last 13 decades, and includes names like the Jaguar E-Type, Mercedes-Benz 300SL, Ford Mustang, BMW 2002 and Porsche 911. This won't be an easy choice. The Citroën DS may have been the pinnacle of style and grace in its day, but it's got plenty of stiff competition to best.

To make things more interesting, each voter will have the chance to win a trip to the Frankfurt Motor Show in September, where the Ultimate Legend on Wheels will be crowned. The lucky voter will get free travel and accommodations, as well as a free pass to the rest of the show. Head over to the Legends on Wheels website to enter your vote.


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      brenden
      • 3 Years Ago
      that's a pretty horrible list they came up with. numerous questionable inclusions and just as many egregious omissions... wonder what their criteria was, seems rather arbitrary
      Latchezar
      • 3 Years Ago
      Certainly, yes! It was a revolution in everything - style, aerodynamics, hydraulic suspension, traction even the place where they put the spare tire:))
      longducdong
      • 3 Years Ago
      Porsche 911.
      axiomatik
      • 3 Years Ago
      Interesting timing. I just saw a DS drive by this past weekend in downtown Atlanta. It was the first time I've seen one in person in probably 10 years or more. It was certainly a revolutionary car.
      Connor McLane
      • 3 Years Ago
      That was a very fun poll to take but it omitted a few obvious choices. I know you can't please everyone... but they had the Renault Twingo but not the McLaren F1? No GT40? C'mon!
      chucrut
      • 3 Years Ago
      NSU RO80 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NSU_Ro_80
      diffrunt
      • 3 Years Ago
      Because I had one, I would choose SM over DS, just as quirky , but more dependable , being Maserati powered.
      Fazzster
      • 3 Years Ago
      My top 5......1. Porsche 911 2. VW Beetle 3. Fiat 500 4. Citroen 2CV 5. Citroen DS 5. Mini
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      TokyoRemix
      • 3 Years Ago
      I know the 911 isn't the car for every budget, but it's a car that people have aspired to for half a century now. It's defied convention by winning in every area of motorsport, and frankly...if you want a car that has pedigree and demonstrates the progress of technological principles and design, there's no other choice. You can throw out the common cars [Beetle] and the fast cars [Veyron], but the Porsche is the one people of all ages recognize all over the world, and it's been a yardstick for the rest for years.
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