1973 Citroen DS23 Pallas Sedan

The Citroen DS is undoubtedly one of the most ambitious, influential, and distinctive automobiles ever produced. Conceived as a family sedan for the rapidly growing middle class, the DS featured advanced, self-leveling, hydro-pneumatic independent suspension, high-pressure hydraulic brakes, and a beautifully sculpted body that looked straight from the pages of a science-fiction novel. Citroen nearly went bankrupt developing the DS, requiring Michelin to step in with major investment to bring the car production. When it was introduced at the Paris Salon, it created a frenzy, with 12,000 orders taken the first day! The DS went on to a production run of nearly 1.5 million examples, and they remain a high water mark for innovation and creativity in automobile design.

This 1973 example is a highly desirable, ultimate-spec 2.3-liter model in range-topping Pallas trim, fitted with the preferred 5-speed manual gearbox and factory-equipped air conditioning. It features the refreshed styling designed by the great Robert Opron, with covered headlamps and hydraulically swiveling driving lamps, and is attractively finished in silver over natural tan leather upholstery. Offered in excellent condition mechanical and cosmetic condition, it is ready to waft occupants along in unparalleled comfort and luxury. This vehicle just arrived, and a full description is coming soon. Please contact Hyman Ltd for more details.

 

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$64,500

Stock number 7363

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