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    Just picked this up off Andyspares.
    A DS23EFi for sale by a dealer with heaps of up close shots.
    Shows the difference in value between there & here doesn't it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alan S
    Shows the difference in value between there & here doesn't it?
    True .. but this was the more interesting link IMHO ... www.frenchclassics.co.uk

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alan S
    Just picked this up off Andyspares.
    A DS23EFi for sale by a dealer with heaps of up close shots.
    Shows the difference in value between there & here doesn't it?

    Alan S

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    Some poor mug will buy that car and end up with a lifetime of misery. It really is only worth it for the interior trim, engine and gearbox. I know of spare parts cars here in Aus that are in better nick.

    Notice for example the strategic placement of oil bottles and rubber mats in the boot to stop you seeing that the arse is about to drop out of the boot.

    Good luck someone.

    Then on the French Classics site you see this superb example:

    http://www.frenchclassics.co.uk/updates/dsuper5s-72.htm

    For the price difference it would be well worth it.
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    Silly part is that whilst they'll literally give you a BX or XM & are almost giving Xantias away now, they pay more by miles for the Ds than we do and our cars would be 500% better.
    I suppose if some enterprising pom wanted to have a free trip to Oz with some change left over, he'd export something worthless there but worth a packet here & take back a good D for resale.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alan S
    Silly part is that whilst they'll literally give you a BX or XM & are almost giving Xantias away now, they pay more by miles for the Ds than we do and our cars would be 500% better.
    I suppose if some enterprising pom wanted to have a free trip to Oz with some change left over, he'd export something worthless there but worth a packet here & take back a good D for resale.

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    Alan, got two words for you re telling the poms about our Ds and CXs etc

    SHUT and UP

    If you didn't already know, we are trying to keep it quiet, otherwise they will do to us what they did to the South Africans.

    And Jon Wood - don't you go telling anyone either...
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    BUT - it IS an injected Hydraulique and thus very rare. I know of one for sale recently here for $5000, with a spare D Special body because the original was so rotten! Then you just have to spend several man-years moving the Hydraulique bits over!

    So, in that context that price does not seem too ridiculous.

    Maybe we are lucky that the Poms don't like Automatic D's ( a bit like Shane there).

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    Craig wrote

    If you didn't already know, we are trying to keep it quiet, otherwise they will do to us what they did to the South Africans.
    I think it may be too late!

    The latest (March 2004) Issue of Practical Classics has an article comparing an early ID with a late 23EFI. Looking at the pictures of the 23, I thought I recognised a Mark IV air conditioner on the floor, and sure enough, at the end of the article -
    THANKS TO Simon of Retromobile for supplying the DS23EFi, a beautiful two-owner example, imported from Australia and fitted with air conditioning
    So watch out for Poms with chequebooks at Cit-In

    And if you go here you can see the very car for sale at a MERE £18,000 ($43,000) . Thats at least twice what the very best DS23 in this country will fetch.

    http://www.retromobile.com/cars.html



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