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Arsenal Stars Pay Homage to 60 Years of DS

Arsenal Football Club first team players Laurent Koscielny, Mathieu Flamini, David Ospina and Theo Walcott recently took part in an exclusive photo shoot to celebrate 60 years of the original DS.

The football stars, including French internationals Flamini and Koscielny, embraced their club’s heritage by donning the iconic red and white kit that their legendary predecessors would have worn 60 years ago in 1955. In this same year, the original DS was launched at the Paris Motor Show – marking the arrival of what would become an icon of automotive design and engineering.

Bekir Hassan, DS Brand Director in the UK, commented; “2015 will be a full year of celebrations as we mark the 60th anniversary of the original DS. Whilst we pay tribute to our illustrious past, it’s great to see the Arsenal team getting into the spirit too and sporting retro kits from the era.”

The original DS was produced between 1955 and 1975, with a total production run of 1,456,115 cars. Since the launch of DS3 in 2010, the DS brand has already sold over 500,000 models worldwide.

DS5 appeared alongside the Arsenal players and a 1961 ID19 (Reg. No. 57 EKX) for this celebratory photo call to represent the brand’s modern day values of innovation and avant-garde design.

DS enthusiasts all over the world will be celebrating the 60th birthday of the DS. One of the main international events, set to take place on 22 and 23 May at the historic Montlhéry track in France, is set to bring together 700 vintage DS vehicles.