Posts Tagged ‘ds’

Not Broken? 1972 Citroen DS 21 Safari

March 25, 2012

So maybe it’s the new baby in the house that I can blame for looking at wagons, or maybe it’s the fascination I’ve had with these since I can remember. I have vague memories of one of these being parked in the alley where my route manager used to drop copies of the Palo Alto Times Tribune when I was 12 (can you imagine now, letting a kid fold papers in an alley?). Anyway, I’ve been looking at these (and Corvair Lakewood wagons) when a pretty decent example popped up in the local craigslist. Being craigslist, though, you don’t always get top-notch photography, although it’s still more than you’d have got in the classifieds of the paper I delivered. So we have one picture and a short description by which to judge today’s feature. Today’s car is listed for sale in West Marin for the seemingly reasonable price of $3000.

Citroen DS 21 Safari

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Encore! 1966 Citroen DS Wagon

January 20, 2011

Well, who knew – there are cheap running DSs out there. So I’m writing about the rarer version of this already-rare car. I used to see one of these daily when I did a paper route as a kid. It was in a similar state – clearly a driver, but showing its 20-something years, even then. And even then, I was impressed by the distinctive styling, especially considering it was a wagon. Picture wagons on the street back in the 1980s – even then, this car was amazing.

1966 Citroen DS wagon front

This is another remarkably clean example – while the paint is maybe dull, it is intact, and the body panels look to be free of rust or major dents. The front bumper looks very straight, and the car wears green and white Washington plates, which suggests it’s been there since at least 1986, if not since it was first sold. The car is for sale in Seattle, WA for $1700.

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Bon Marche – 1971 Citroen DS 21

January 16, 2011

Well, this is an unusual find for us, and a car you won’t likely see here in such shape with any regularity. You’re also not likely to see many gold cars here, but for some cars, the usual rules don’t apply. Citroens imprinted themselves on my brain a long time ago – I have vague memories of sitting in the back of what must have been a CXA Prestige when I was a little kid, probably at the Montreal Auto Show. Space age styling, huge interior and comfortable seating are what I remember, and sadly, I have yet to own a Citroen, though I’ve had the fortune to drive a couple over the years.

I found this car via an automotive mailing list I’m subscribed to. And you can see that gold just works on a DS in a way it doesn’t on most other cars. The seller’s grandfather purchased it brand new in 1971, and it’s been in the family since. From the description, it’s in fantastic shape – find it for sale in Reno, NV with an asking price of $3500.

1971 Citroen DS 21 front

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