Patrick Jane, a character in the TV series "The Mentalist," drives a Citroën DS, an early 1970s model. This car was manufactured in France in the years 1955 to 1975 and was sold in the United States in 1956 to 1972.
The Citroën DS was the first mass-produced car that featured the hydropneumatic self-leveling suspension, developed by Paul Magès. The car also gives the driver the option to raise or lower the chassis by just pushing a button.
In the TV show, Patrick Jane, played by the actor Simon Baker, is a consultant for the California Bureau of Investigation's crime-fighting unit. He possesses acute powers of observation and deduction and has knowledge of social engineering, and he uses these abilities to help solve crimes.