1974 CITROËN  DS23 PALLAS  Chassis no. 01F68592 Engine no. 683012251

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1974 CITROËN DS23 PALLAS

Sold for DKK 241,500 (US$ 35,543) inc. premium
1974 CITROËN DS23 PALLAS

Chassis no. 01F68592
Engine no. 683012251

2,347 cc Inline 4-Cylinder Engine
Electronic Fuel Injection
130 bhp at 5,250 rpm
5-speed Manual Transmission
Four Wheel Independent Hydraulic Suspension


*Rare Right Hand Drive DS 23 Pallas
*Original dealership demonstrator
*Always professionally maintained
*Classic and sophisticated Citroën
*Highly original top of the line model



THE CITROËN DS

Just as it had done 21 years previously with the revolutionary Traction Avant, Citroën stunned the world again at the 1955 Paris Salon with the launch of the futuristically styled DS. Beneath the shark-like newcomer's aerodynamically efficient, low-drag bodyshell, there was an all-independent, self-levelling, hydro-pneumatic suspension, plus power-operated brakes, clutch and steering. No European car would match the ride quality of the DS for several years, and the fundamental soundness of Citroën's ahead-of-its-time hydro-pneumatic suspension was demonstrated by its survival in various models for more than four decades.

The DS' original 1,911 cc overhead-valve, long-stroke engine was replaced in 1966 by a short-stroke 1,985 cc unit, also available in 2,175 cc and 2,347 cc versions, while other DS developments included swivelling headlights, fuel injection and a five-speed manual gearbox.


THE MOTOR CAR OFFERED

Built to top-of-the-range Pallas specification, this late-model DS23 retains its original fuel-injected 2.3litre engine and is fitted with the desirable 5-speed manual transmission. The Pallas luxury equipment package gives the DS a subtle air of extra refinement and distinction.

This car was sold new to its first owner by the Helix Garage, an official Citroen Dealership in Chelmsford, Essex, who had used the car for a period as their company demonstrator. The original service book which is still in its plastic Citroen wallet verifies that the Helix Garage serviced the car from July 1974 until February 1979 in which time it covered 38,740 miles. The car was traded back two or three times. At that point, the Helix Garage decided to keep the DS as their own car, as such a special low mileage example was unusual to find. Upon the owner of Helix Garage's retirement, his siblings who took over the business in 2000 decided to sell the DS.

It was acquired for his collection by a Mr. Patrick Stephens, formerly Clifton Cars, also an official Citroën dealership. Stephens soon had the car stripped back to bare metal (except for the roof) and all the body panels resprayed. A number of items were renewed such as the seats, door panels, headlining, chrome trim, windscreen, radio and CD player, as well as the tyres.

In January 2011, the Citroën passed to a Mr. Wenzel Gelpke who later sold it to Henrik Frederiksen. It represents an exceptional opportunity to acquire a top specification Citroën DS that has been professionally serviced and cared for since new.


BILEN DER TILBYDES

Denne DS23 Pallas, som var Citroëns topmodel i DS-serien, blev solgt ny af Helix Garage, en autoriseret Citröen forhandler i Chelmsford i Essex, England.

Helix Garage fik til opgave at servicere bilen på vegne af den første ejer mellem 1974 og 1979. Da bilen blev taget i bytte på nye biler, fik de også mulighed for at sælge den to eller tre gange yderligere, inden de besluttede sig for at beholde den selv. Da ejeren af Helix Garage gik på pension og solgte firmaet til sine søskende i 2000, blev bilen solgt til en anden autoriseret Citroën forhandler, som placerede denne skønne DS23 Pallas i sin samling.

Bilen er udstyret med en 2,3 liter motor med benzinindsprøjtning og den eftertragtede 5-trins gearkasse. Det luksuriøse Pallas udstyrsniveau giver bilen en underspillet elegance med blandt andet multijusterbare forsæder, ekstra polstring på dørbeklædningerne, fine gulvtæppe og særlige lister af rustfrit stål på karosseriet. Bilen er desuden udstyret med et læderinteriør, opvarmet bagrude og det berømte selvnivellerende forlygtesystem.

Bilen er blevet lakeret indenfor de senere år, og mange dele er blevet renoverede, blandt andet sæderne, dørpaneler, loftsbeklædning, de blanke dele på karossen, vindspejlet, samt et sæt nye dæk og en ny udstødning. Denne fine Citroën repræsenterer en god mulighed for at erhverve en DS med de bedste specifikationer og en bil, som er blevet professionelt serviceret og vedligeholdt siden den var ny.

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1974 CITROËN  DS23 PALLAS  Chassis no. 01F68592 Engine no. 683012251
1974 CITROËN  DS23 PALLAS  Chassis no. 01F68592 Engine no. 683012251
1974 CITROËN  DS23 PALLAS  Chassis no. 01F68592 Engine no. 683012251
1974 CITROËN  DS23 PALLAS  Chassis no. 01F68592 Engine no. 683012251
1974 CITROËN  DS23 PALLAS  Chassis no. 01F68592 Engine no. 683012251
1974 CITROËN  DS23 PALLAS  Chassis no. 01F68592 Engine no. 683012251
1974 CITROËN  DS23 PALLAS  Chassis no. 01F68592 Engine no. 683012251
1974 CITROËN  DS23 PALLAS  Chassis no. 01F68592 Engine no. 683012251
1974 CITROËN  DS23 PALLAS  Chassis no. 01F68592 Engine no. 683012251
1974 CITROËN  DS23 PALLAS  Chassis no. 01F68592 Engine no. 683012251
1974 CITROËN  DS23 PALLAS  Chassis no. 01F68592 Engine no. 683012251
1974 CITROËN  DS23 PALLAS  Chassis no. 01F68592 Engine no. 683012251
1974 CITROËN  DS23 PALLAS  Chassis no. 01F68592 Engine no. 683012251
1974 CITROËN  DS23 PALLAS  Chassis no. 01F68592 Engine no. 683012251
1974 CITROËN  DS23 PALLAS  Chassis no. 01F68592 Engine no. 683012251
1974 CITROËN  DS23 PALLAS  Chassis no. 01F68592 Engine no. 683012251
1974 CITROËN  DS23 PALLAS  Chassis no. 01F68592 Engine no. 683012251
1974 CITROËN  DS23 PALLAS  Chassis no. 01F68592 Engine no. 683012251
1974 CITROËN  DS23 PALLAS  Chassis no. 01F68592 Engine no. 683012251
1974 CITROËN  DS23 PALLAS  Chassis no. 01F68592 Engine no. 683012251
1974 CITROËN  DS23 PALLAS  Chassis no. 01F68592 Engine no. 683012251
1974 CITROËN  DS23 PALLAS  Chassis no. 01F68592 Engine no. 683012251
1974 CITROËN  DS23 PALLAS  Chassis no. 01F68592 Engine no. 683012251
1974 CITROËN  DS23 PALLAS  Chassis no. 01F68592 Engine no. 683012251
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