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    throttle shop There standard pricing seems to be "add 50% to market value". Absolutely spectacular looking car.... For $85,000 I'd be wanting a non-melted steering wheel and new pedal rubbers though
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    Yeah. As they say, "Tell him he's dreaming"....

    I have seen the odd car for sale by them and they do seem to be massively optimistic with the opening asking price, but this example takes the cake. Perhaps they get someone interested and bargain down to just around a "daylight robbery" price.? As against the "outrageous" opening asking price..

    As Shane says, for anything like near this price you'd expect a little better standard in the detail. Interior trim areas are somewhat lacking. The chrome on the dash air vent outlets are as poor as the steering wheel and clutch pedal pad. They haven't even bothered much with the LHM tank under the bonnet.

    Still, a rising tide lifts all boats. So we should all be grateful for appreciating prices I guess.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CXVingtCinq View Post
    Yeah. As they say, "Tell him he's dreaming"....

    I have seen the odd car for sale by them and they do seem to be massively optimistic with the opening asking price, but this example takes the cake. Perhaps they get someone interested and bargain down to just around a "daylight robbery" price.? As against the "outrageous" opening asking price..

    As Shane says, for anything like near this price you'd expect a little better standard in the detail. Interior trim areas are somewhat lacking. The chrome on the dash air vent outlets are as poor as the steering wheel and clutch pedal pad. They haven't even bothered much with the LHM tank under the bonnet.

    Still, a rising tide lifts all boats. So we should all be grateful for appreciating prices I guess.
    The biggest issue with such an amazing looking car .... and that price, is everyone instantly want to try and pick faults with it. Simply because at the price you're wondering how perfect the car can possibly get.

    I know you couldn't build that car for the asking price though ..........
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    For 85 large I'd probably want them to spell it right too! Citron?

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    What! No push button radio or 8 track. Like to see some chassis photos. For that money, one would want to poke around the known rust spots. We all know a Goddess , 5 speed, efi and Pallas is priceless.

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    It does present well, no question, There is always scope for picking fault ... the bonnet isn't closed properly in some pictures, which might lead some to think the panel fit is suspect until you look at other photos. Late DS23 didn't have a painted LHM tank, but they always look better when painted, although strictly wrong! Tsk! Tsk! It's also very obviously a cloth-trimmed car that has been attractively retrimmed in leather, rather than having the full correct Palls leather trim.

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    In my humble opinion I don't think it's unrealistic.
    Especially if it's been a full strip down, back to bare metal resto.
    Carpets and some interior details aside it looks to be a nice car with a decent pedigree.
    I've heard of some really nice cars change hands (without being advertised) for not that much less than this.
    If we keep dragging them down then that is where they will stay.
    Micheal Berry's DS21 has clearly sold?
    As Shane said you could not build one and do it properly for the asking price - let alone the commitment required to get it there.
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    I think Mark hits the nail on the head, as does Shane: it is not only the total sum of the parts which will need to be replaced or refurbished, nor the price of a perfect panel and paint job, but the time and effort commitment to get a good car to this level; many, many, many hours. If you have a car restorer do all this work for you, you'd not get any change from $75k. A mate of mine restored a DS23 Pallas FI automatic, with all NOS parts. Sourcing the parts from all around the globe, but doing most of the work himself, set him back over $100k... It was the best DS I have ever seen, absolutely world class. It sold later for much less than that.
    Having said that, many very good cars of various makes have become investments for the well-heeled to get returns on their investments of over 20% pa... They're investors alright, car lovers not so much. But like Peter says: a rising tide lifts all boats.

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    You Citroen guys still trying to devaluate your cars by talking their values down??
    Good job.
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    if it is the car i think it is , the owner spent near the asking price in the refurb, drives exceptionally well
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    What would the price be if they put the air con back on? Or maybe its not the original front bumper.

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    Late DS23 apparently arrived with A/C bumpers even without A/C installed.
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