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1974 Citroën DS23



This 1974 Citroen DS23 sedan is a tidy example of an iconic Citroen design, complete with working hydropneumatic suspension. It is powered by a naturally-aspirated 2.3-litre four-cylinder engine which sends 105kW (141hp) to the front wheels. This car features a five-speed manual transmission. It currently displays 32,146km on its odometer.



The Citroen DS made its debut in 1955 boasting a series of unheard-of features for its era. Most striking was the streamlined design which allowed for impressive aerodynamic performance, but it also set new standards in ride quality, handling, and braking. Disc brakes, lightweight fibreglass panels, frameless windows, power steering, and a self-jacking system were all novel features for the time. Most people know the Citroen DS for its hydropneumatic suspension which gave the car a supreme ride quality. The DS was also successful in rally motorsports, notching up wins in the Monte Carlo Rally, 1000 Lakes Rally, and Rallye du Maroc. It remained popular and competitive in terms of sales throughout its 20-year production run and was incrementally updated throughout its life.



As an example made in the last few years of production, this 1974 Citroen DS sports a period correct Ivory exterior colour over blue fabric upholstery. Befitting of the car’s executive nature, the exterior is adorned with chrome trim. No notable aftermarket modifications are mentioned alongside this car. It rides on a set of 15-inch chrome-capped wheels wrapped in Federal tyres.



This car was made in 1974 and complied in Australia in December 1974. It spent time in Brisbane before the seller acquired the vehicle around 2013. It has been in storage since 2013. The seller describes the hydropneumatic suspension to be in working order and the vehicle runs well. According to the seller, this DS is best reserved for an enthusiast who is prepared to spend time and money to restore it to its former glory.



Exterior condition of this car is best categorised as fair for its age. The Ivory paintwork shows without major scratches or damage, though points of swirl marking and hologramming can be seen in the light. This car’s condition would benefit from a thorough detail. On the front end some warping of the chrome bumper can be seen, while stone chips and rust points are observed on the lower bar. The Citroen badge at the rear appears to be incomplete and the car’s chrome trimwork is subtly scratched throughout. Points of rust and tarnishing are observed on the car’s undercarriage. All wheels show fine scratches to the wheel face, while some light rusting is seen around the rim. Tyres could do with replacement soon.



Inside this Citroen DS presents similarly to its outside condition. It exudes a fair amount of wear and tear for its age, most notably on the driver’s seat which contains significant tearing and sagging. Some fabric tearing is seen on the passenger seat. Paint wear and surface rust can be seen on portions of the boot and under the bonnet. Scratching and damage can be seen on the steering column and steering wheel, but the dash and door cards appear to have fared well with age. Carpeting also appears to be in good condition.



This car will be sold with a workshop manual.



To the best of the sellers knowledge, this listing is accurate and not misleading in anyway. As per Trading Garage’s Terms and Conditions, although Trading Garage have completed the following checks, bidders must satisfy themselves to the accuracy of the description and do any research, they feel necessary before bidding. All listings are sold in Australian dollars. This vehicle is currently registered in Victoria under a club permit. There are no security interests registered on the PPSR against the serial number and it is not recorded and written off or stolen.



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