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Citroen DS 23 iE Pallas 1972

Sold For £148,360





Chassis No DSFG00FG3153
One on the best DS’s
No-expense-spared restoration
As new
More than 135 000 € of invoices from Vincent Crescia

The example on offer has had one of the most extensive restorations imaginable.

The work was undertaken in 2010 by the Garage du lac belonging to the renowned specialist Vincent Crescia, near Neufchâtel. The car was stripped down and some 135,000 € spent on its restoration.

The engine was completely refurbished, and the cylinder head, crankshaft, valves, valve seats, tappets, linings/pistons and distribution chain were all replaced. The front and rear axles were removed, inspected, sanded and repainted. The hydraulic components received the same specialist treatment, with all worn parts dismantled, inspected and replaced. The same applied to all joints,  the cut-out and the steering. The body was also subject to the same level of attention and was cleaned, restored and repainted. Accessories and bodywork mouldings such as the headlamps were either refurbished or replaced, and the dashboard completely restored.

Two speakers and an i-pod connector were fitted. The windows are all new and the electrical system has been overhauled. Finally, the gearbox was replaced with a hydraulically-operated box, which necessitated the replacement or modification of the clutch and various hydraulic components. The car has air conditioning and black leather seats.

This has to be one of the best DS 23ies in the world.
Swiss title, customs duties and taxes to be settled in the country of destination

Sold no reserve
Estimate: £41,510 - £66,416
Sold for:  £148,360