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1970 Citroën DS20 (23) Safari

Lot Number 181

1970 Citroën DS20 (23) Safari

A simply amazing example, subject to a 40,000-plus restoration with further investment since.

  • NOT SOLD

Bid online during our live auction or at The Saleroom.

LIVE AUCTION: Saturday 9th December | 11.45am GMT
  • BODY COLOUR
    Brun Scarabée
  • DRIVE
    LHD
  • Registration Number
    REG NUMBER
    EKH 721J

SUMMARY

A simply amazing example, subject to a 40,000-plus restoration with further investment since.

DESCRIPTION

  • Original left-hand drive, home-market car finished in Brun Scarabée with a full Tabac leather interior
  • Completely restored over a two-year period by DS & SM specialists Atelier Automobile' between 2009 and 2011 under the supervision of  Yves Seraphin, Secretary of the Citroën DS Club of France
  • Upgraded to DS23 Specification with a 5-speed manual gearbox and DS23 engine
  • Imported to the UK in 2015, with a further £10,000 spent by its first UK owner, detailing the car to his exacting standards
  • In current private ownership, a further £4,000 has recently been invested including £1,700 spent with marque experts, Citroën Classic in Staines
  • This work included lower suspension ball joints, brand new alternator, sorting fuel lines and carb settings and replacement rear suspension spheres. New water pump fitted in September 2023. MOT until 24/05/2024
  • Accompanied by three folders of history including detailed pics and narrative of the extensive work carried out on the car over the years
  • DS Citroën Safaris are an automotive masterpiece, offering beauty, functionality, and practicality all in one

SPECIFICATION

Lot Number
181
Make
CITROËN
Model
DS20
Variant
Safari
Registration Number
EKH 721J
MOT Expiry
24/05/2024
Chassis Number
3996833
Transmission
Manual
Body Colour
Brun Scarabée

CONSIGNOR

Consignor

For further information regarding this lot please contact Harry.

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CCA VENDOR CONDITION REPORT

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110 / 135

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The car is a 4/5 in every area. Bodywork and paint are pretty flawless, as are the interior and mechanicals. The chrome is generally original so carries its age which probably gives a 4 score.

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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 their 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. CCA will not entertain any disputes over vendor condition reports.

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 Everyday 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

CONSIGNOR

Consignor

For further information regarding this lot please contact Harry.

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Vehicles can be collected from the Warwickshire Event Centre, CV31 1XN on Sunday 10th December between 10am and 3pm and Monday 11th December between 9am and 1pm.

Our transport partner, EM Rogers, can assist with collection and delivery. Please contact them on 01604 755511 or trafficdesk@emrogers.co.uk for a quote.

Due to venue restrictions we need to be clear of the WEC by 1pm on Monday 11th therefore any motor vehicles not collected by this time will be taken to our transport partners storage facility in Northampton for a fee of £150 plus VAT. Storage will be charged at £10 plus VAT per day.