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    Default checking out a GS in Brisbane saturday

    Hi
    Its listed in carsales at
    1974 Citroen GS Manual
    Have spoken to the owner, the low miles may be genuine and it sounds like its been under cover for a significant period of its life.
    Suggestions for the visit?
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    If as advertised (and it certainly look honest in the photos), surely this car is a bargain at the advertised price? Note that the owner also just sold a DS23 that went quickly, and appears to be something of a French car nut. Can't be a bad sign...

    I would assume that the checks on the car would be similar to other 40 something year old front wheel drive LHM citroens. Rust, esp in frame, roof and pillars. Hydraulic components (esp pump and steering rack). Drive shafts and steering arms. Electrics.

    trim and accessories come later.

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    CCC - going on photos and description it looks like a viable, rust free GS. It looks straight with an appealing colour (I am biased).

    1. What is your motivation, do you want a GS?

    2. Do you want a presentable GS? (based on the advert you are looking at paint $3-7k, trim $1-1.5k, exhaust a club member would hopefully assist). You might be comfortable retaining as is, which is a wonderful option.

    The engines are near indestructible. Look under the doors. There is a silly rubber seal that is dumb and accumulates water and ultimately rusts doors. If the engine smokes on start up that's not a big an issue. They all do.

    They are a brilliant little machine. I have had an ID19B and DS23 and I liked them because they were rare, but the GS is special. It has become very rare and they are fantastic. A very engaging car to drive and restore (at the moment, parts cheaper than some other models).

    Good luck. I have had a great experience being introduced to the GS world.

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    Check for oil leaks around the rocker covers and when driving (if that's even possible) listen to the gearbox for synchro crunches. Last I looked, they're unavailable.

    If you choose to buy it, I'd suggest getting a new set of 145x15 michelins and I can help you with a SS exhaust. I have one in the garage doing nothing.

    GS's main rust spots are the immediately visual parts and under the battery. Unfortunately they can go bad behind the dash - you won't know until you decide to one day pull it out.

    I hope this has been helpful in some way




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    CCC - As Donat suggested, a SS exhaust in the begging!

    A Cit Car Club Vic mate & I are breaking up a GS at the moment so if you happen to go down the path, let us know. (petrol tanks rusted on the inside can be an issue).
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    Tell us what the clunk is on rising? : ) if you can't find rust in it BUY IT ha ha... Admission I sniffed this car out during the week, pulled my head in as have to finish a D, shameful I'm straying. A good G would be a worthy opponent!
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    The sheer fact that the clock works almost makes this GS worth buying sight unseen.

    Bruce, are you familiar with the wheel embellishers?


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    Hi Donat
    How does the ss exhaust vary to the standard exhaust.
    was thinking sports...
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    It's made of Stainless Steel?
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    Hi Sparkey
    Motivation is to own a lovely piece of leading french car design.
    Would keep garaged and original (preserve rather than restore)Space is the issue as the 504 is on one side of the garage and an alfa 156 on the other side of the garage..
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    guys
    what is the hemisphere on the exhaust manifold? checking out a GS in Brisbane saturday-ex-05.jpg

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    A silencer

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    What do you think it would do?

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    My guess, I could be wrong... A clunk on the rise, likely from the rear, means one of the bump stops is perished, whereupon it sits too low on its haunches when fully depressurised. No biggie.

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    Quote Originally Posted by forumnoreason View Post
    What do you think it would do?
    Quieten the engine note, so it don't sound like a veedub

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    Donate could be right about the clock, he's got a canny knack for knowing ;-)... Perhaps that's why my orange wagon Citroen GS Wagon 74 model (same price as this one) had no takers. It was the damn broken clock!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ccc View Post
    ...How does the ss exhaust vary to the standard exhaust.
    was thinking sports...
    CCC - I have a non-standard stainless exhaust on my white GS Break. It sounds like an Alfetta. It would match your 156.

    On another note, the GS gets a mention in the opening paragraph of the Cactus article by Andrew Maclean in today's Age :

    By its own admission CitroŽn hasn't created an interesting or innovative car since the GS was launched 40 years ago

    Don't let the truth get in the way of a good story - it was around 45 years ago

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    Quote Originally Posted by sparkey View Post
    I wonder what those plastic "Airbumps" will look like after a few years of our glorious Aussie sunshine?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ccc View Post
    Hi Donat
    How does the ss exhaust vary to the standard exhaust.
    was thinking sports...
    It gives it quite an air-cooled burble which I personally like.


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    Quote Originally Posted by sparkey View Post
    A Cit Car Club Vic mate & I are breaking up a GS at the moment.
    Sparkey, are you parting the rims out by any chance? I'm after a clean set of 5.

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    Quote Originally Posted by graham66 View Post
    Sparkey, are you parting the rims out by any chance? I'm after a clean set of 5.
    graham66 - Are you after 6 hole or 10 hole rims? There are four 6 holes rims on the car. The car is due to be placed on a flatbed. Not sure how the removalists like it to occur. Melbs to Brissie is a long haul. You can have 'em for nicks but haulage is in your court.
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    Thanks Sparkey I sent you pm

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    Having had a look, its a good one, the challenge is finding somewhere to put it...

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    So are you buying it?

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    am looking for a place to store it...... its special!

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