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1969 Citroen DS20

Launched at the Paris motor show in 1955, the Citroen DS shocked the world with its aerodynamic design and innovative technology. A symbol of French ingenuity, the DS was a spaceship by the standards of the time.

DS pronounced “Dee Esse” roughly translates to Goddess and was manufactured from 1955 to 1975

The Citroen DS featured many innovative features such as

  • Hydro pneumatic suspension,
  • Power steering,
  • Disc brakes (first for a production car),
  • A fiberglass roof which lowered the centre of gravity,
  • Independent suspension
  • New radial tyre technology which the engineers exploited through its parent company Michelin

There are very few cars manufactured today that can match the ride and comfort of a Citroen DS and it was an unlikely winner of the Monte Carlo Rally in 1959 and 1966 due to the hydro pneumatic suspension coping so well over rough terrain.

The South African produced Citroen DS’s were initially built in Johannesburg, but production moved to Port Elizabeth in 1970

South African differences were mainly the seats which were Vinyl over foam cushions and other minor locally sourced items

This Example:

This example is a South African model manufactured in 1969. Crossley & Webb purchased it in 2014 and used it for running errands as well as for various events including the Pink Polo Charity Event at Val de Vie. It was then sold to the current owner who commissioned a restoration to his specifications at great expense which included modern upgrades such as an air conditioning system and a retro modern sound system (Bluetooth and USB connectivity)

Details of restoration:

  • Rust removal from chassis (right rear corner and right-side A pillar)
  • Full respray
  • Refurbish and spray all rims white
  • Retrim interior (red leather seats and door cards, new carpets and seatbelts
  • Radiator refurbishment and new cap
  • Custom audio system fitted – Rockford Fosgate rear speaker and Retrosound head unit (Bluetooth and USB)
  • Retrofit aircon system
  • Yellow (French style) headlight bulbs
  • Fit period correct rear sunblind
  • Side chrome strips fitted
  • New wiring loom
  • Major service
    • Oil and filters
    • LHM fluid
    • New spark plugs
    • New condenser and contact sets
    • New rotor
    • New ignition coil

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This is an opportunity to purchase a high quality Citroen DS 20 for a price far less than what it would cost to restore a similar example to the same specification

This example is available to be viewed at the Crossley & Webb showroom in Gardens Cape Town

Contact Gareth or Jeremy for more details: Tel: (021) 462 3558 - e-mail: info@crossley-webb.com


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Bidding Information - 1969 Citroen DS20

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Quick Facts

Reference: LOT-000044
Seller: Private
Year: 1969
Manufacturer: Citroen
Model: DS20
Derivative: -
Service History: Partial
Mileage: 88,672 Miles
Engine Size: 2,000cc
Engine Type: inline four cylinder
Fuel Type: Petrol
Transmission: 4 Manual
Layout: Front engine - front wheel drive
Power Output: 90 BHP
Exterior: Black
Interior: Red

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