[xk] Re: headlights that turn with the front wheels

Marcel,

Cord, I believe may have done this also. I would note that Deusenburgs,
Cords, and of course, Cadilacs, are not British.

Regards to all,

Mike Spoelker

Hi all,
F.w.i.w.,
Accessory lamps, mounted on the front bumper or bumper irons, that turned
with the front wheels were a popular addition to mostly high end cars in
the late twenties / early thirties, and may have been offered by the car
companies themselves. I believe the major supplier was called “Trippe”.
Roar> [Original Message]

From: Gwen Tilton & Mike Spoelker getmws@bellsouth.net
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Date: 12/3/03 7:37:27 PM
Subject: [xk] Re: headlights that turn with the front wheels

Marcel,

Cord, I believe may have done this also. I would note that Deusenburgs,
Cords, and of course, Cadilacs, are not British.

Regards to all,

Mike Spoelker

Didn’t the Austin Atlantic have a single center mounter headlamp that turned
with the front wheels?

Ron
670425

In reply to a message from Gwen Tilton Mike Spoelker sent Wed 3 Dec 2003:

Mike and all others who had comments,

Most of you were right, Citroen. Aren’t they French or German?

I’m trying to find out more…

Best Regards,

Marcel–
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French. One look and you will know it is French.

Bob T----- Original Message -----
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Sent: Wednesday, December 03, 2003 5:51 PM
Subject: [xk] Re: headlights that turn with the front wheels

In reply to a message from Gwen Tilton Mike Spoelker sent Wed 3 Dec 2003:

Mike and all others who had comments,

Most of you were right, Citroen. Aren’t they French or German?

I’m trying to find out more…

Best Regards,

Marcel

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Marcel,
Bob is right, Citroen is French. I drive a 1991 Bx as everyday transport,
took it over from my parents in law.
Two funny things about the DS - that is the one with the lights that turn -
in the USA.

In one of the movies “Back to the future” they used several Citroen DS in
the “future set-up” of the town.

My friends daughter (Shawn) used to drive a DS in Denver. As some of you
may know these car have a hydropneumatic suspension system. This system is
connected to the brake hydraulics.
Shawn stopped at a gasstation and bought 1 quart of brakefluid, returned to
her car, popped the hood and filled the complete bottle into the reservoir.
The guys at the station had this expression of “ok, she`s blonde” on their
faces. Their mouthes fell open when Shawn returned to the cashbox and asked
for another quart of brakefluid. " Girl, you better take oil this time ".
What followed for them was a lesson in french engineering.

If you need help partswise let me know.

Stefan Lebens
Krefeld, Germany
S 676 381 120 ots

French. One look and you will know it is French.

Bob T----- Original Message -----
From: “marcelxke” mmlehouillier@hotmail.com
To: xk@jag-lovers.org
Sent: Wednesday, December 03, 2003 5:51 PM
Subject: [xk] Re: headlights that turn with the front wheels

In reply to a message from Gwen Tilton Mike Spoelker sent Wed 3 Dec
2003:

Mike and all others who had comments,

Most of you were right, Citroen. Aren’t they French or German?

I’m trying to find out more…

Best Regards,

Marcel

marcelxke
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writes:On Wed, 3 Dec 2003 18:40:32 -0800 “Bob Thomas” bobgthomas@earthlink.net

French. One look and you will know it is French.

Bob T

I’ll second David’s comment and jump in too. David is correct
regarding the Citroen SM, however the DS21 was also offered with
steered headlights and it may possibly have been an option on other
models as well.

I recently lamented the presence of a DS with the movable headlamps
which was awaiting its inevitable fate in a local auto wreckers. It
was still quite complete but as usual the tin worm had gorged himself
to bursting. The exterior looked quite decent but a closer look
revealed that the endoskeleton was lace.

John>I’ve got to step in at this point. The car in question, is a

Citroen. But it is not a 2CV (there would not have been enough
profit margin to pay for this feature) but the SM.

The SM was the 2.6 litre straight-six Maserati-engined Citroen,
which not only had lights which moved with the steering, but had
self-levelling lights and suspension. Everything on the car was
powered by hydraulics.

It’s just a shame if you run out of fluid.

Regards,

David Lonsdale
Cirencester, UK
120FHC #681396