A video report about a very unusual bus called the Citroen U55 Cityrama Currus, also known as the Citroen Cityrama, appeared on The Tim Traveler YouTube channel. The author of the video is sure that this is the only bus of this brand that has survived to this day, which was distinguished by an extremely unusual design.
Double-decker buses with a giant glazing area and a specific cabin design were built in the middle of the last century by Currus. Such Cityrama were based on the Citroen U55 truck chassis. And the tour operator Groupe Cityrama ordered them for their own needs in order to use them as sightseeing transport – this explains both the increased view and the presence of a second level.
The author of the video claims that he found this instance at one of the French retro exhibitions – the appearance here was the first public demonstration of the bus in the last 20 years. The bus was taken out to the public in order to start collecting donations for its restoration. Cityrama is in a deplorable state: for example, it has no glass, rusted metal parts, and seat upholstery needs to be replaced.
The company Normandy Classics undertook to restore the rarest bus. However, as its spokesman Philip Debasly said, it will take at least four years.