The Citroen DS, with its front-engine and front-wheel-drive configuration is not a very unique car, when it comes to production numbers.
Between 1955 and 1975 Citroen sold 1,455,746 units of now a classic car in saloon, estate and convertible body configurations.
Despite quite big production numbers, the car is now a true classic and also a collector item.
The car was styled and engineered by Italian sculptor and industrial designer Flaminio Bertoni and the French aeronautical engineer André Lefèbvre. Paul Magès developed the very unique hydropneumatic self-levelling suspension.
the car was well ahead of its time with its aerodynamic, futuristic body design and innovative technology. Like the mentioned
hydropneumatic self-levelling suspension and first production car to come equipped with disc brakes.
Back in 1999 the DS came third in the Car of the Century poll, after the Ford Model T and Mini, beating the likes of Volkswagen Beetle and Porsche 911.
The white unit you see here on the pictures is a very special 1973 Citroen DS Super 5, very likely the finest Citroen DS in the world.
The car will be auctioned this weekend at Silverstone Auctions’ Salon Privé Sale on Saturday 3rd September at Blenheim Palace.
This Citroen DS has an interesting history as it didn’t even have to leave the dealership showroom to find its first owner. The CEO of the supplying dealership is the first and only registered owner of the car.
This truly stunning, right-hand drive DS is finished in period white (Blanc Meije) bodywork with original Red Targa upholstery.
The car has been restored to an exceptionally high quality standard, making it in some extent even better than a new car.
As you can see from the picture it has been quite popular on different shows, with over 200 awards. The car has collected multiple concours trophies including National Champion at both the Welsh Benson & Hedges Concours and Popular Classics Roadshow.
“Words are not adequate to convey the condition of this important piece of motoring history, it simply must be seen to be believed,” explains Nick Whale, managing director of Silverstone Auctions. “This DS is the kind of car that really gets people excited, and we’re delighted to be offering a car of this staggering quality and reputation in our sale. It’s one of the star cars in the Salon Privé Sale and fits in perfectly as part of our most exclusive sale.”
This award winning and surely a good investment 1973 Citroen DS Super 5 is expected to sell between £75,000 and £90,000.
It is not cheap, but very likely a good investment. Makes me want to play the lotto or check my luck with Bingo no deposit bonus sites.
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.