A NEW APPROACH IN AN AGE OLD BUSINESS+44 (0) 1926 691 141
Estimate: £60,000 - £70,000
+buyer's premium of 15% including VAT @ 20%
The Citroen DS was introduced by the French company in 1955 and produced in various derivatives over the next 20 years, becoming the company's most successful model with over 1.5 million sold by the end of production in 1975. The DS was designed by an Italian and became instantly recognisable for its aerodynamic and futuristic shape and innovative technology, including a hydropneumatic self-levelling suspension.
This truly stunning, right-hand drive DS is presented in period white (Blanc Meije) bodywork with original Red Targa upholstery. It has just two previous recorded keeper, the first being the CEO of the supplying Citroen dealership, and was originally registered with the number plate WRC 1. He kept the car until 1986.
This unrivalled European show winner has collected multiple Concours trophies since 1987 whilst in the custody of its second owner and possesses its own display cabinets that bulge with, in excess of, 200 awards. Crowned National Champion at both the Welsh Benson & Hedges Concours and Popular Classics Roadshow, the Citroen also achieved victories at the Scottish Benson & Hedges Concours, was an NEC Show-winner and a national Meguiars Concours display car. It featured prominently at the Paris Concours and Citroen World Championship, not to mention its television career with appearances on both Top Gear and Fifth Gear.
The car is known on the world Citroen circuit, having won Concours d'Elegance events in eight European countries and has even been offered a permanent place at the national Citroen Museum in France. Since purchase from our auction at Salon Prive in 2016, it has held pride of place in a large private collection and is now offered to be enjoyed by a new custodian.
Documentation supporting the car's history fills a number of storage boxes, full photographic restoration folders, and at least 150 magazine features will accompany the car. Words are not adequate to convey the condition of this important piece of motoring history, it simply must be seen to be believed.
Prior to the sale, this vehicle will have an oil and filter service with fresh fluids and be MOT'd, road tested and inspected.