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    Default Please welcome... GiSelle!

    It's official! I must be a Citroen Loony.

    Citroen number 5 has entered the stable.

    A Road Trip to Canberra and back has returned with a 1975 Citroen GS Pallas on board.

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    I have to admit to some nervousness, but this was quickly dispelled when we arrived to find Terry had her running and pumped up ready for loading! The condition of this car is amazing and I really don't anticipate any huge issues getting her back on the road. Sure there are a couple of bumps and small rust bubbles, oh, and the rear muffler is more rust than muffler, but these are minor compared to what might have been.

    Thanks must go to Terry for rescuing her from the crusher all those years ago and storing her in his Mum's garage until I came along. Sadly she has a little longer to wait in another closed garage while I finish off a couple of other projects, not the least being the rebuild of Gaston's motor for his Trans Australian Tootle at Easter.

    And while I'm thanking people, Mates Dave and Alan were ideal company on such a trip. Dave provided not only the trailer but the tow car and both provided their valuable time. An excellent time was had by all.

    In keeping with my, slightly weird, penchant for naming my cars, this one seems to cry out for the name GiSelle, so she is.

    Here's a couple of "as found" photos. Hopefully the next time I post photos of here it'll be on the road!

    Cheers, Pottsy.
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    The Fleet:

    2018 C3 Shine ("Oscar" Mrs P's)
    1974 D Special Manual Sedan ("Moby Dick")
    2006 C5 HDI Wagon Auto ("Mephistopheles")
    1982 2CV6 ("Gaston") On the road! (Woohoo!)
    1957 Slough 2CV ("Alphonse") Waiting in the wings
    1975 GS Pallas ("GiSelle") Also waiting in the wings
    And for Fun, 1968 Mini Deluxe ("The R & D'luxe" 1078cc, Grin Factor 100!)

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    Ah, forget Giselle , call it Good Shit .

    The GS is all Citroen, and actually quite beautiful and cutting edge....still 48 years later.
    You can't go wrong as it will eventually go the way of the DS when it comes to values, and it will pay back what you'll spend on it multiple times over.
    DS Un jour, DS toujours !

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    Well done Pottsy, We need to see a rear view picture and an under the bonnet one too. Is the car on Bruce Hoad's GS database? We will be joining Teddies Terrific Tour in Quorn in something a bit bigger than a 2CV so we'll see you in a few months. Cheers, Ken

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    So glad to read that Terry found a buyer and that this one has been saved.
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    Now 99 Xantia SX x2; 96 Xantia SX; 76 GS Club Estate x2; 76 GS Club; 74 GS Club; 88 VW T3 Reimo
    Before: AX Gti; BX 19TRi Estate; CX 2200 Super & Pallas; CX2400 Pallas; CX 2400ie Prestige auto; DS3 DStyle; GS Pallas; GSA Club; Xantia Image Estate; Xantia Exclusive; Xsara VTR R4; 1.4 Special Estate; Virage; R16TS

    Contact for the Australian Citroen GS GSA and Birotor Register http://australiancitroengsgsaandbiro...com/index.html

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    Thanks Chaps. Looking forward to working on this one.

    Bruce, e-mail sent with info.

    Ken, your request is a bit disturbing on some levels. Remember she's a Lady! (But here you are you naughty boy!)

    Cheers, Pottsy
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    The Fleet:

    2018 C3 Shine ("Oscar" Mrs P's)
    1974 D Special Manual Sedan ("Moby Dick")
    2006 C5 HDI Wagon Auto ("Mephistopheles")
    1982 2CV6 ("Gaston") On the road! (Woohoo!)
    1957 Slough 2CV ("Alphonse") Waiting in the wings
    1975 GS Pallas ("GiSelle") Also waiting in the wings
    And for Fun, 1968 Mini Deluxe ("The R & D'luxe" 1078cc, Grin Factor 100!)

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    Hey Pottsy.. congratulations.. I think I have a box or 2 of GS bits laying around that I been holding onto.. if you want to give them a new home let me know. I havenít owned a GS for 20years!Have fun with it

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    Yes please Mate.

    PM me an address and time (and price) and I shall tootle over and pick them up.

    Cheers, Pottsy.
    Buvito Ergo Sum!

    The Fleet:

    2018 C3 Shine ("Oscar" Mrs P's)
    1974 D Special Manual Sedan ("Moby Dick")
    2006 C5 HDI Wagon Auto ("Mephistopheles")
    1982 2CV6 ("Gaston") On the road! (Woohoo!)
    1957 Slough 2CV ("Alphonse") Waiting in the wings
    1975 GS Pallas ("GiSelle") Also waiting in the wings
    And for Fun, 1968 Mini Deluxe ("The R & D'luxe" 1078cc, Grin Factor 100!)

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    Why the capital S? Do you know Giselle (small s) had karked it?

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    Sad to hear of the demise of a small s Giselle. No I didn't know. Is there to be a funeral?

    The capital is simply to highlight that GiSelle is a GS.

    Just my little semantic joke.

    Cheers, Pottsy.
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    The Fleet:

    2018 C3 Shine ("Oscar" Mrs P's)
    1974 D Special Manual Sedan ("Moby Dick")
    2006 C5 HDI Wagon Auto ("Mephistopheles")
    1982 2CV6 ("Gaston") On the road! (Woohoo!)
    1957 Slough 2CV ("Alphonse") Waiting in the wings
    1975 GS Pallas ("GiSelle") Also waiting in the wings
    And for Fun, 1968 Mini Deluxe ("The R & D'luxe" 1078cc, Grin Factor 100!)

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    I had one of these some time ago metalic gold wagon ,i had it re sprayed sold it to a guy on sydneys north side, never seen another in that colour i loved it ,good to see its gone to a good home ,they are special, pugs

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    Now updated on the Register
    Bruce H

    Now 99 Xantia SX x2; 96 Xantia SX; 76 GS Club Estate x2; 76 GS Club; 74 GS Club; 88 VW T3 Reimo
    Before: AX Gti; BX 19TRi Estate; CX 2200 Super & Pallas; CX2400 Pallas; CX 2400ie Prestige auto; DS3 DStyle; GS Pallas; GSA Club; Xantia Image Estate; Xantia Exclusive; Xsara VTR R4; 1.4 Special Estate; Virage; R16TS

    Contact for the Australian Citroen GS GSA and Birotor Register http://australiancitroengsgsaandbiro...com/index.html

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    Thanks Bruce.

    Are we still unsure if it's 1974 or 1975?

    Cheers, Pottsy
    Buvito Ergo Sum!

    The Fleet:

    2018 C3 Shine ("Oscar" Mrs P's)
    1974 D Special Manual Sedan ("Moby Dick")
    2006 C5 HDI Wagon Auto ("Mephistopheles")
    1982 2CV6 ("Gaston") On the road! (Woohoo!)
    1957 Slough 2CV ("Alphonse") Waiting in the wings
    1975 GS Pallas ("GiSelle") Also waiting in the wings
    And for Fun, 1968 Mini Deluxe ("The R & D'luxe" 1078cc, Grin Factor 100!)

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    The Pallas was introduced in Sept 1974, so was AM1975. 1220's for AM1975 ran from 32GB0001 to 38GB1000, according to Gazoline No39. Being a 35GB, I would assume yours is more likely to be built 1975, but I could be wrong.
    Bruce H

    Now 99 Xantia SX x2; 96 Xantia SX; 76 GS Club Estate x2; 76 GS Club; 74 GS Club; 88 VW T3 Reimo
    Before: AX Gti; BX 19TRi Estate; CX 2200 Super & Pallas; CX2400 Pallas; CX 2400ie Prestige auto; DS3 DStyle; GS Pallas; GSA Club; Xantia Image Estate; Xantia Exclusive; Xsara VTR R4; 1.4 Special Estate; Virage; R16TS

    Contact for the Australian Citroen GS GSA and Birotor Register http://australiancitroengsgsaandbiro...com/index.html

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