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PATRICK JANE'S CAR

Patrick Jane's Car
The car Patrick Jane drove in episode 117: Carnelian, Inc. was a Citroen DS21.

Also known as: Deesse or Goddess

Produced between: 1955-1975

Manufacturer: Citroën

Designer: Flaminio Bertoni

The DS advanced the standards in ride quality, handling, road holding, and braking. The car came in third in the 1999 Car of the Century Competition.


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Predecessor Citroen Traction Avant
Successor Citroen CX
Class Mid-Size Luxury/Executive
Style 4-door sedan

Jane's car in other pop culture:
The Citroen DS was also owned by Alec Guinness, painter Marc Chagall, Pope John XXII, cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin, singer Jane Child (who actually wrote a song about her DS), and actress Brigitte Bardot.

The car still appears in a number of music videos, TV shows, and films.


Patrick Jane's Car


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What's the most beautiful car of all time? A multi-million pound Ferrari or the curvy Jaguar E-type perhaps?

No, as of February 2009, it is now officially Citroën's humble DS, the car most famous for saving President De Gaulle from assassination.That was the verdict when Classic & Sports Car magazine polled a jury of the world's leading car designers to nominate the most gorgeous cars ever.The 20-strong panel ranged from Car designer of the Century Giorgetto Giugiaro – the man behind the Maserati Bora, VW Golf, Fiat Panda and Lotus Esprit – to current Jaguar director of design Ian Callum, and each picked their top three beauties.Although Ferrari secured the most votes as a marque, they were spread across nine different models, leaving the Citroën to scoop the honours as the single most beautiful classic.The top 101. Citroën DS21. Jaguar XK1203. Ferrari 275GTB
4. Cord 810/812
5. Ferrari 250GT Lusso
6. Ferrari 250GT Short-wheelbase
7. Jaguar E-type
8. Lamborghini Miura
9. Lotus Elan
10. Lotus Elite (1957) Marcello Gandini, Bertone stalwart responsible for Lancia Stratos and Lamborghini Countach, said: "At the time I think it was complete folly, madness from a business and industrial point of view… but it was a really innovative car in 1955. A few people may have thought of all those beautiful ideas, but it was real bravery to implement all of them in one car."
11. BMW Z4 *2008* two door. Rag top convertable.
12.In 2005, the DS placed fifth on Automobile Magazine's top 100 list
13. Mercedes S55 AMG. Black. Gorgeous car
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    November 22nd, 2009 - USA Weekend
    Q: What kind of car does Simon Baker's character, Patrick Jane, drive on The Mentalist?
    --- Floyd Johnson, Cambridge City, Indiana
    A: It's a vintage 1972 Citroen DS 20 that Warner Bros., producer of The Mentalist for CBS, had in its inventory. It was used in the 2008 movie Speed Racer. For The Mentalist, the car was shipped from Germany and painted eggshell blue (it was originally red).



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