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Lot No. 321 - 1973 Citroën DS23 Safari (Break)

Sold for: £26,438

The most stylish family-friendly classic car, a RHD Safari.
Details Specification
  • A final incarnation semi-automatic DS23 Safari. UK-registered, right-hand drive
  • Restored in 2003 with further work carried on the brakes, hydraulics, wheel bearings and electrics in 2013 by Le Riche Automobile Restorers of Jersey
  • Owned and sold by Le Riche in 2013 and said at the time to be in excellent condition
  • It wore its original registration number of NOT 321L for over 33 years, until 2006. Subsequently registered in the Republic of Ireland and now UK-registered as SCW 211L
  • Marketed as the Break in France and the Safari in the UK
  • The DS23 estate versions were fitted with carburettors
  • This car has formed part of a large collection with little or no use. An element of recommissioning is to be expected to return it to the road once again
  • A new V5c will need to be requested by submitting a V62 form

The Citroën DS Safari, introduced in 1958, is one of the most competent estate cars ever produced. As well as swallowing luggage, it offers a massive amount of interior space, self-levelling suspension and seating for seven. The Hydropneumatic suspension comes into its own on the load-lugging DS, however much you pack in the back, the car will always stay level. The Safari adopted the same shark-like front end as its other DS siblings in 1967.

The car presented here is a right-hand drive 1973 Citroen DS23 Safari, first registered in the UK on the 1st June 1973, registration NOT 321L. Originally Black, the car was restored in 2002/03 and is very well suited to its Blue/Grey paintwork; the Black leather seats with Blue carpets finish it off nicely, all looking in fine order.

The car was previously registered and being used in and around Dublin in 2009/10, before going to Jersey where it was owned, serviced, and sold by Le Riche Automobile Restorers in 2013; we understand the car is now UK-registered, being assigned the registration SCW 211L.

A super-stylish and capable machine, whether loaded up with holiday gear or being used on a jaunt to the Goodwood Revival, a DS Safari will always be well received.

You can now book a one-to-one appointment (up to one hour) to view this lot at our central location between 16th and 30th July. Please contact Joe on 07779 082707 / joe@silverstoneauctions.com to secure your appointment or to discuss the car in more detail. The health and safety of both our customers and team remain the utmost priority, we are therefore operating to strict COVID-19 guidelines and full instructions for arrival and inspection protocols will be given when making your appointment.

In recent years, this car has formed part of a large collection and as such has received little or no use and an element of recommissioning is to be expected to return it to the road once again. Your inspection pre-sale is welcomed and encouraged to appreciate the potential of this rarely offered motor car.

 

Year of manufacture:
1973
Make:
Citroën
Chassis number:
OOFF1842
Transmission:
Automatic
Engine capacity:
2347
Body colour:
Blue/Grey
LHD/RHD:
Right-hand Drive
Registration number:
SCW 211L
Model:
DS23 Safari (Break)
Engine number:
0073001486
Odometer Reading:
13550
miles

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