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    Default Where have all the D's gone? WTB question.

    Hello all,
    My first post on this forum.
    Having owned quite a few D's in the past overseas, I am starting to "get the urge" again. I have been trawling the usual CarPoint/Gumtree classifieds for a while now, but have been surprised by the lack of cars on the market. Just missed out last week on a beautiful 1960 ID in Tasmania and have only been able to track an ID in WA, but that is over 4,000 kms away; not really an option as shipping on a back of a truck would certainly shake the car to bits.
    I would like to take this opportunity to ask if anyone knows of any D's for sale, preferably on the East Coast, ideally in NSW.
    My ideal car would be a hydraulique gearbox DS (I have fond memories of my 1967 DS21Pallas), but a manual shift DS or ID would fit the bill as well, the overall condition is more important than specification.
    If anyone knows of a car for sale or wanting to sell their own, please send me a PM.
    I am located in the Newcastle area of NSW.
    Thank you and best regards.

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    AFAIK there is the odd one in Perth for sale now or soon.

    Nice drive to Newcastle too, to bed it in.

    Seriously, I can contact one of the folk who knows in the second half of June if you like, and point you at him.
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    We all love ours too much!

    When you're on to a good thing..


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    Yeah, I know.. I sold my '67 DS21 8 years ago, due to unforeseen circumstances, and have regretted it since. But tracking down a permanent replacement is proving very difficult so far.....
    JohnW: thank you for the offer of making contact for me in Perth. I would like to wait a while, see what hopefully comes on my way on the east coast. If not, I'll have to cast the net out West.
    Thanks so far for the response and best regards.

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    G'day Tomatoes,
    not sure how long you have been looking or what your budget is, however there was a very nice DS23 up your way that was on the market a month ago. It was on the QLD club site along with the maroon cx, that is still advertised. It was a restored DS23 5 speed in Black with matching leather, a lovely car by all accounts, although I have not seen it. One of the nicest DS's advertised in the last year or two. It was priced at $27k, not exactly at the bottom end, but I think it represented good buying.
    A good resto on a DS would set you back much more today. Anyway, if you do a bit of digging I'm sure you will track it down.

    I found the link to the CX 2500 he was selling, you never know, the car may still be available.
    You could do a lot worse.
    Good luck. I'm sure he wouldn't be terribly offended by a belated call.

    1985 CITROEN CX2500 in BOSTOBRICK NSW FOR SALE - JustCars.com.au
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    Hello M.Berry,
    Thanks for your response; I have tried to make contact today.
    The quest continues.....
    Best regards.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tomatoes4all View Post
    Yeah, I know.. I sold my '67 DS21 8 years ago, due to unforeseen circumstances, and have regretted it since. But tracking down a permanent replacement is proving very difficult so far.....
    JohnW: thank you for the offer of making contact for me in Perth. I would like to wait a while, see what hopefully comes on my way on the east coast. If not, I'll have to cast the net out West.
    Thanks so far for the response and best regards.

    Remain patient. They will be 'falling out of the trees'' - well maybe one or two - after the 60th anniversary rally is finished. Blokes just wanting to do 'that one last heroic run'. I include myself in that lot.

    If a bloke was 'maybe, will I, should I' thinking 'when the 60th rally is finished' that would be a fantastic 'swan song'.

    The worst thing about owning a good D is trying to convince oneself that now is the right time to let 'her' go....and I mean the car.

    Good luck with your search. Kevin

    PS My D Special was sold by Alan Jones Motors in Newcastle and I have the original service book to prove it.

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    Hi Tomatoes (what is your real name..?)

    I spied this on Gumtree - don't know the car....

    1971 Citroen D Safari | Cars, Vans & Utes | Gumtree Australia Maroochydore Area - Mapleton | 1074725552

    Cheers,

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    Quote Originally Posted by k eeles View Post
    I include myself in that lot.
    Noooooooo Kevin....you can't seriously be contemplating selling that beautiful car of yours surely....?

    Cheers,

    Mark...

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    Hey Erik,

    You have done the right thing telling us you are interested. The best ones are often not advertised publicly.

    Cheers,
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    Quote Originally Posted by ds21bvh View Post
    Noooooooo Kevin....you can't seriously be contemplating selling that beautiful car of yours surely....?

    Cheers,

    Mark...
    Mark, I have had too many beautiful trips in my car and I keep thinking of 'other trips' I would Like to do. As you know my Brisbane Junee Jindabyne, Bisbane trip is my 'favourite 'run'. The fishing is just an excuse.

    I think Leigh would divorce me on the spot if I sold her (the car) because I keeps me out of her hair....!

    Mate, after 23 ears going to the garage and not seeing her (the car) there would break my heart but none of my kids are really interested in the D. Storage and running costs are beyond their financial capability a the moment.

    But I have to start thinking about how to keep my gloroius D in good hands!

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    Go for the Safari, very rare and really cool. If I had the money......

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    PS Roger, you really shouldn't leave it in the shed - They were made for driving. Use it as a daily driver, It should be good for another 15 - 20 years or so before it would need restoring again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roger Wilkinson View Post
    Hey Erik,

    You have done the right thing telling us you are interested. The best ones are often not advertised publicly.

    Cheers,
    Roger
    Good ones change hands in a flash with some phone calls and vetting.

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    Hello all,
    Thank you for all the feed back and wise words of advice, and of course the people who PM'ed me. I have decided to listen to the voice of reason and be patient; indeed, after the 60th anniversary, one more run, this makes a lot of sense.
    So, I'll be lurking in the background on the forum and polish my metric spanners instead....
    Best regards, Erik (my real name).

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    The situation only got worse after the 50th. I'm worried.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ds21bvh View Post
    No offense to the owner, but, do you think we should get Matthew to critique the door trim. . .



    . . .for those that have not been following Matthew's resto
    http://www.aussiefrogs.com/forum/res...ml#post1352372

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    "Déesse" Roland Barthes, 'Mythologies', 1957

    The Déesse has all the characteristics of one of those objects fallen from another universe that fed the mania for novelty in the eighteenth century and a similar mania expressed by modern science fiction: the Déesse is first and foremost the new Nautilus.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GreenBlood View Post
    No offense to the owner, but, do you think we should get Matthew to critique the door trim. . .



    . . .for those that have not been following Matthew's resto
    http://www.aussiefrogs.com/forum/res...ml#post1352372

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    I thought it sounded too good to be true. But mind you, door trims can shrink, can't they?
    cheers Tony

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    Yours haven't shrunk Tony. Still look good.
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    Interesting that the green DS Pallas shows up on the carsales website, but not on their app...

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    That door trim is easily corrected. It does have the back seat ashtray on the correct side though!
    Pretty in green! It looks superficially tidy and correct. Panel fit looks good in the pictures.
    Could be true, but a 99,999km odometer requires suspicion of any claimed sub-100K for a 40 y.o. car.
    It's evidently an EFI auto with AC if anyone is unsure what the 'E' suggests.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ajaxvte View Post
    Interesting that the green DS Pallas shows up on the carsales website, but not on their app...
    oops, 'tis now... (Must be a delay).

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    Quote Originally Posted by deesse View Post
    I thought it sounded too good to be true. But mind you, door trims can shrink, can't they?
    cheers Tony
    Whoa!! I wouldn't dismiss this car because of a badly fitted door bolster trim (it hasn't shrunk) - it's a late Pallas with aircon. If it checks out as relatively rust free and is mechanically sound and you don't mind an auto, it would be well worth consideration.

    Cheers
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    "Déesse" Roland Barthes, 'Mythologies', 1957

    The Déesse has all the characteristics of one of those objects fallen from another universe that fed the mania for novelty in the eighteenth century and a similar mania expressed by modern science fiction: the Déesse is first and foremost the new Nautilus.

    (Umberto Eco [Ed], The History of Beauty, Rizzoli, NY, 2004)

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