Citroën DS23 Pallas

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Body styleSedan
TransmissionManual
Mileage41340 km
Year1974
VAT / MarginMargin
  • One off the best in the world
  • Fully original
  • Beautifully documented
  • Stunning colour combination
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Apparently it is not just the civil servants that lead a pampered life at the embassies. This 1973 Citroën DS23 Pallas clearly has never needed to toil very hard either. This car has only clocked up 41,000 km. Looking at the near pristine state of the car you could be led to believe this mileage was achieved over two trips. The car was supplied from new to the Mexican embassy in Madrid and is beautifully documented. The price tag might seem hefty at first, but when you consider the perfect state of the car you soon realise that a restoration project would be far more expensive and still would not live up to this car’s credentials.

The bodywork is in perfect shape. The panelwork is lovely and thin all over and the alignment perfect. This is of course exactly what you would expect. Please note the doors all bear the correct metal punch indentation made during production. A colleague could not have put it any better than when he remarked: “I seriously wonder if Citroën realise today they ever built such stunning cars”. The “Ivory Borley” paintwork has been resprayed for purely cosmetic reasons and looks great. The colour is gorgeous, it’s almost as if you can see a shade of green through the white paintwork.

Inside has remain completely original. This is of course the most luxurious and powerful DS23 Pallas Citroën has on offer in 1973. The upholstery is of the finest quality and rest of the interior trim is made up of the best there was. In addition the car also comes with factory fitted air-conditioning and tinted windows. We

could fill volumes by expanding on the condition steering wheel, the carpets and all the controls, but in essence it all comes down to the fact that it is all quite pristine. This is without doubt the prettiest DS23 Pallas around at the moment both inside and out. The pristine chrome surrounds jump out when opening the doors.

When discussing the technology we should really start in the engine bay. That space is occupied by the 2.3 litre fuel-injected 4-cylinder engine. That was the most powerful engine Citroën offered for the DS range. The engine produces 141 Ps transferred through a 4-speed semi-automatic. The condition of the engine bay adds to the notion of the simple life this car has led. What a sight, you could easily arrange a dinner in the available space. The hydraulic system in also in peak condition, all the hoses look brand new and when we check where the front side panels attach to the rest of the bodywork we can detect no problems at all. The rims the car has are all in good shape and are shod in correctly sized rubber.

The car not only looks pretty but also is wonderfully well documented. The original service book, the original bill of sales and a number of documents relating to its time in Spain are all present. You can search until the ends of the earth and you will not find a better Citroën DS23 Pallas in such stunning original preserved condition. This is an absolute pearl for any serious Citroën enthusiast.

Gallery Aaldering is Europe’s leading Classic Cars specialist since 1975! Always 400 Classic and Sportscars in stock, please visit www.gallery-aaldering.com for the current stock list (all offered cars are available in our showroom) and further information. We are located near the German border, 95 km from Düsseldorf and 90 km from Amsterdam. So easy traveling by plane, train, taxi and car. Transport and worldwide shipping can be arranged. No duties/import costs within Europe. We buy, sell and provide consignment sales (selling on behalf of the owner). We can arrange/provide registration/papers for our German (H-Kennzeichen, TÜV, Fahrzeugbrief, Wertgutachten usw.) and Benelux customers. Gallery Aaldering, Arnhemsestraat 47, 6971 AP Brummen, The Netherlands. Tel: 0031-575-564055. Quality, experience and transparency is what sets us apart. We look forward to welcoming you in our showroom

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