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Shockingdog
21-04-2013, 19:04
We are in love with all things French including old French cars. The car that's giving us the "hots" at the moment is the iconic Citroen DS. We are trying to find one that is a suitable case as a restoration project.Have any members including those who dwell in France got one they want to sell ? Or know of one for sale?Distance no object for the right car.
In the first instance please send me a private message and we can talk.
Many Thanks

n8rbos
21-04-2013, 19:15
Have you tried the classic car mags etc?

outtolunch
21-04-2013, 21:19
beautifull cars but to restore one is pure insanity.

DTDog
21-04-2013, 21:31
Got a Nintendo DS?

Are they similar?

runnach
21-04-2013, 21:34
Yes, DS is a very nice iconic vehicle. Seen a few good examples while in France. would France not be a better option to source one?

Regards.

Deleted user 21925
21-04-2013, 21:50
Couple of examples here;

Citroen CITROEN DS for Sale on Car and Classic UK (http://www.carandclassic.co.uk/list/15/citroen+ds/)

Seem to be worth a lot of money once restored. I remember having a test drive in one in the 70's and it was like driving around in an armchair. Lovely cars.

2cv
21-04-2013, 22:45
I would suggest that your best first move would be to join the Citroen Car Club. Not only will you hear about cars available but more importantly will access people with great experience of the DS.
There are plenty of pitfalls out there and plenty of expensive mistakes to make, which can be avoided with the right advice.
I agree that the DS is a wonderful car.

channa
22-04-2013, 08:51
As wedl as the ccc there is the traction avant owners clunb

A call to 9itroen in slough will yield other owner clubs.

I always wanted a spinb in the SM, the later cxs are good value,arguably the last Citroen before they became mass market
Channa

sasquatch
22-04-2013, 10:04
My father had a DS and Safari estate,drove like a hovercraft on the road especially motorways. I has a 2CV and the the 'sporty' Dyane after finally having a GS estate then they started using Mcpherson strut suspension and ruined a perfect ride.

bodgerndog
22-04-2013, 11:10
We had two DS estates in succession - wonderful cars and brilliant for camping in. Oh, now I'm going all nostalgic - those headlights that saw round corners, the button brake that went 'psssst!' then ejected passengers through the windscreen (seatbelts? what seatbelts?) and the deep comfy padding everywhere. Mmmm!

They did rot though....hope you can find a sound base for your project. Good luck!

Shockingdog
22-04-2013, 19:14
QUOTE=N8rbos;304845]Have you tried the classic car mags etc?[/QUOTE]


Yep.
Did look at one that had been "" restored "" very badly. So still looking for one to work on ourselves.

2cv
22-04-2013, 19:49
Here's one possible on the CCC forum (you may have to register to view)

http://www.citroencarclub.org.uk/drupal/phpbbforum/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=8937

Also you may find http://www.citroen-ds-id.com/ useful.

n brown
25-04-2013, 19:32
I saw an as new yellow estate once that was a work of art,had a 'trois chevaux 'for a while in france,i like them !

Tow Itch
20-05-2013, 00:15
You could combine it with the motorhoming. Just stick a caravan body on the back of this if it comes up for sale.

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