1975 CITROEN DS23 PALLAS

Lot: 151

Sold for (£): 26,620
Offered for sale is a 2.4L 1975 CITROEN DS23 PALLAS manual. Coming with a partial history file, this lot's condition scores an impressive 106 / 135.

Classic Car Auctions says:

Iconic right hand drive manual 1975 Citroen DS23 Pallas. Described as being in beautiful condition. This is the ultimate version of the DS with the 2,347cc engine which produces 115bhp and a 190 kph top speed. The DS23 also included a number of improvements over previous models making them quieter and more refined. 

This original Pallas is the more desirable Weber carburettor version and is fitted with the five-speed manual transmission. The vendor believes this to be the ultimate DS set-up, avoiding the marmite semi-auto gearbox and fire-prone fuel injection system. This car is showing 68,000 kms and is said to be in good running order. 

An increasingly rare find in low ownership and said to be in such wonderful condition. With a UK V5 present and an MoT Certificate with an expiry date of September 2016, this car represents an excellent opportunity to acquire a model that is now gaining momentum in the collectors market.

Lot Details

Registration: LFM 168N RHD/LHD: Right Hand Drive
Year: 1975 Engine size: 2.4L
Make: CITROEN Odometer reading (miles): 68000
Model: DS23 PALLAS MOT expiry: 2016-04-08
Warranted: No Chassis number: DS5046

Vendor Condition Report

Overall: 106 / 135

Exterior

Bodywork: Glass:
Paint: Chrome:
Trim:

Remarks

Finished in super cool gleaming white finish consistent throughout with arrow straight side bodywork All the Pallas leather trim is in excellent condition. The glass is undamaged and the bumpers and hub caps are dent free. Being a South African built car from a warm climate, the bodywork and chassis have not suffered rust issues like European cars.

Interior

Door-cards: Carpets:
Seating: Headlining:
Dashboard: Boot:

Remarks

This, in some respects, is the cars best feature. It is in superb condition with dark leather trim and undamaged dashboard. The headlining is unmarked as are the door panels The carpets are in perfect condition and it goes without saying it's an unbelievably comfortable place to sit.

Engine

Components: Starting:
Appearance: Running:

Remarks

It has just undergone a full major service and mechanical inspection, all parts replaced as necessary with receipted bills by the founder of the Citroen Club in South Africa. The car has clearly been looked after. It starts on the button and drives apparently without fault. The engine bay is nicely detailed with factory finishes throughout and a full compliment of tools and original handbook.

Transmission

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Clutch:

Running Gear

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Suspension: Bearings:
Brakes: Wheels/Tyres:

Remarks

Fitted with Continental tyres all round.

Electrics

Minor: Major:

Vehicle History

Remarks

Only 2 previous owners. Costing over 27,000 Francs new in Jan 1975, sold to a Doctor being a resident in Jo Burg, South Africa and then Mr. Van Der Westhuizen of Cape Town in Oct 2003 who owned it until recently.

About the Condition Report

A lot's condition report is compiled based on information provided to CCA by the vendor of the lot. CCA has no access to lots prior to a sale but does review its condition on the day of the sale. CCA strongly recommends viewing a lot prior to a sale as it cannot guarantee the accuracy of the information provided.
Poor Numerous faults / Extensive damage / Many missing parts / Project or donor car
Fair Basic condition / Requires attention mechanically & cosmetically / Some damage / Some missing parts
Good Every-day useable classic car / Driven & enjoyed / Commensurate with age & mileage / Drives and looks as it should / Some vehicle history
Very good Almost pristine / Mechanically & cosmetically sound / Driven only occasionally / Extensive vehicle history
Excellent Pristine / Original / Documented nut & bolt ground-up restoration / Stored professionally / Trailered only / Complete vehicle history