The Citroen DS was one of the most innovative and unique automobiles ever conceived. Bristling with technical innovations, it was wrapped in a body design that owed nothing to any automobile that had ever come before it. Its hydropneumatic suspension not only precisely controlled ride and handling, it gave the driver fingertip control of ride height while also using hydraulics to power the gearshift, brakes and steering. It also had front wheel drive and could be had with a 4-speed pre-selector transmission. The Deesse, as it was known in France, continued in production for a remarkable two decades and became one of Citroen's, and indeed France's, most memorable and celebrated cars of all.
This 1972 Citroen D Super is a very pretty and particularly well-sorted example that is finished in beige and has a brown interior. It was owned in Holland for many years before being imported to California in 2002, according to the import paperwork that comes with the car along with the original owner's manual, service booklet and list of dealers in France. Its last owner was a professional foreign car mechanic who had an affinity for and intimate knowledge of Citroens. He pampered his collection both cosmetically and mechanically. The car has very good paint, chrome and upholstery as well as rubber that looks like new throughout and is overall a finely presented, straight and honest automobile. Cars such as this DS that are uncommon in North America can have mechanical issues even when they are cosmetically strong, but this car has been fully sorted by a knowledgeable, experienced and passionate owner. It is perfect for anyone who wants to experience the comfortable, rewarding and different experience of driving on a regular basis a classic Citroen DS that runs, drives and functions as it should.