A gorgeous Citroen DS restored for TV’s Salvage Hunters Traditional Autos is staying put up for sale this 7 days.
The 1972 DS 21 was between the traditional autos restored in the most recent series of the strike demonstrate and is the initially car or truck from the display to be marketed by means of an on the net auction.
With just a few prior owners and much less than 48,000km on the clock the Television set car or truck is a rare case in point of an presently unusual car or truck – only about 100 are thought to remain on the street in the British isles.
The motor vehicle was purchased by the show’s presenting group Drew Pritchard and Paul Cowland ahead of going through a extensive restoration within and out to convey it up to its current typical.
All the things from the chassis up acquired consideration from a workforce of professionals who renewed, fixed or replaced mechanical factors and entire body panels to be certain the auto looked and ran like new. It was then handled to a complete respray in Brun Scarabeewith a contrasting Gris Palladium roof.
The worn-out inside was also refurbished and upgraded to characteristic a lot of of the components of the popular Pallas trim, together with its luxurious seats. Contemporary touches include things like a digital radio and Bluetooth technique managed via the first car’s switches, and a modern speaker technique.
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The car is being marketed via Vehicle & Common, whose head of editorial Chri Pollitt, commented: “We’re definitely thrilled to be featuring this stunning DS by way of our auction platform. There is no Television set magic right here – the guys that have carried out the restoration on this actually have spared no expense.
“If you’re after, or have always toyed with the idea of a DS, this is the one particular. The paint is flawless, the inside just about like new. Very little has been missed – this is an illustration of how a restoration need to be finished. And being a Television set star, you get further kudos when you take it out to car or truck demonstrates and the like. It’s just a fantastic machine.”
The auction goes reside on Thursday, 11 February and carries a guideline price tag of £24,000 to £28,000.
Launched in 1955 and experiencing a 20-12 months lifespan, the DS was renowned for its futuristic seems to be and technological innovation. This bundled being the very first mass output motor vehicle with disc brakes, directional headlights linked to the steering system, a clutchless semi-automatic transmission and its ground breaking hydropneumatic suspension suspension.