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The special elongated presidential DS built by Chapron for Prťsident de Gaulle

Chapron was commissioned to build a presidential limousine.

At 6,3 m in length, it was longer than the presidential limousines used by Lyndon B Johnson and Richard Nixon.

Regular DSs were also used for official duties - here with Jackie Kennedy right

De Gaulle disliked the screen separating him from the chauffeur and continued to use the Franay and Chapron 15 Six-based cars or a DS with folding roof in which he could stand up and acknowledge the adulation of the crowds.




The bodyshell in Chapron's workshop above

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