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L'Opération M35

History

I had already seen these pictures in several magazines and on the internet, but now I got the chance of buying a set of original press photos of the M35.

I'm quite happy to have them and ofcourse I'm sharing them with you. Now I have to find a moment to go through all of the older magazines to see if my set is complete......

In November 1969, all Citroen press services reported on the 'Operation M35' with the press release below. Along with the official announcement was also the specification of the M35 released. All strictly on the condition that the information only from November 24th could be published. In this case it is the communication of Citroën Brussels to the Flemish press services.

Somewhere between '69 and now a myth was created that 3 blue M35's were built, painted in Bleu Delta. Two of them should have been fitted with floor mounted gear-shift, like the Ami Super had. One should even have had a Convertisseur, a semi-automatic gearbox from the GS.

No. 122 was supposed to be one of them, No. 39 from the Heuliez-collection, the other. The third was never traced.

Facebook friend Koen came across this Blog while searching the internet and found this great picture.

 

Here's a fragment of a short film about the coöperation between Citroën and NSU, the 16 minute film can be seen through the link below this article.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hHYTrQwDiJ4&feature=youtu.be

The fragment shows a scene which I haven't been able to find before; the testing of M35-technique under an Ami 6 Berline. They're driving on the circuit of Monthléry, near Parijs, probably somewhere in 1968. Will this testbed still exist?


http://www.ina.fr/economie-et-societe/vie-economique/video/CPF10005571/les-accords-nsu-citroen.fr.html