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    Post DS pix here!

    DS23 Auto/Carby non Pallas - Just washed!








    A Norev 1:18 model I paint stripped and sprayed with AC640 Delta Blue.


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    Mine, not quite finished yet.
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    Here are my D's.... Harrisson_Citroen. What gauges did you fit in your centre console?

    From the left.

    The "Brun Scarabee" DS23 Auto.
    Inside view


    The 72 D Special. Just e few days before I bought it.


    The same 72 D Special when it arrived in Sydney.



    And the 73 D Special rust bucket. Cut it up or restore it... Fate still to be decided!
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    1975 DS23 IE Pallas Auto
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    What are the odds?

    The first three pix posted by owners are all Borg Warner automatics!
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    Not very glamorous but here's my girl (the car that is.. not my niece) after our exodus from Adelaide acrosss the plains to central NSW, covered in locust guts!. The interior shot is my goal. mmmmmmmm
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    Quote Originally Posted by Boyracer View Post
    What are the odds?

    The first three pix posted by owners are all Borg Warner automatics!
    Is there something about DS Auto owners... MMM getting worried now!!!
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    Originally Posted by Techbuy
    Is there something about DS Auto owners...
    Contrary to popular belief, DS auto owners are faster off the mark.

    I wouldn't have thought there were all that many autos left out there. Most seem to be manuals.

    I also wonder how many road registered DS there are in Australia?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Techbuy View Post
    Here are my D's.... Harrisson_Citroen. What gauges did you fit in your centre console?
    They're Smiths, not Citroen, not even French, but they fit nicely in there and suit the car I think. I hope I don't irritate the Anorak Gods.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Techbuy View Post
    Is there something about DS Auto owners...
    Smooth operators?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mnm View Post
    Not very glamorous but here's my girl
    Mnm all Dees are glamourous. There is a kind of poetry attached to a DS left in its original condition.
    I am restoring mine because I remember these cars when they were new, and I always wanted one.
    But I also admire those with "patina".

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    Michael, she looks gorgeous, must get round to washing the CX properly soon so we can have some competition. You must start to drive it to work more often so we can have the joy of our two paralleling down General Homes Drive.

    However on your 4th photograph what is that piece of German engineering doing sitting in the garage. If it were an early '80s S class, maybe but I don't think it is. Someone in your house needs some re-education.

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    Quote Originally Posted by harrisson_citroen View Post
    Mnm all Dees are glamourous. There is a kind of poetry attached to a DS left in its original condition.
    I am restoring mine because I remember these cars when they were new, and I always wanted one.
    But I also admire those with "patina".

    That's true.. but as i was discussing with Richo today, I like a bit a bling, so the patina has to go! I posted this pic recently but you can see what a little elbow grease can do.. just don't look too close.
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    Quote Originally Posted by harrisson_citroen View Post
    They're Smiths, not Citroen, not even French, but they fit nicely in there and suit the car I think. I hope I don't irritate the Anorak Gods.
    so? Oil pressure - Amps or volts - water temp????
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    Quote Originally Posted by Techbuy View Post
    so? Oil pressure - Amps or volts - water temp????
    Exactly right. Also got a fourth one, fuel gauge, more accurate than the original DS one, may fit it later.

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    Here's another auto to add to the collection...1974 DS23IE Auto. She's a little rough around the edges but I lover her

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    Quote Originally Posted by Greg C View Post
    Michael, she looks gorgeous, must get round to washing the CX properly soon so we can have some competition. You must start to drive it to work more often so we can have the joy of our two paralleling down General Homes Drive.

    However on your 4th photograph what is that piece of German engineering doing sitting in the garage. If it were an early '80s S class, maybe but I don't think it is. Someone in your house needs some re-education.

    Greg
    Hi Greg, Funny you should mention it, I've been watching the weather and thinking it's almost time to go to work in the D.

    The MB in the background is my new toy. Its a 1996 coupe. I'm playing on both sides of the fence. ;-)
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    Great thread !

    Am really enjoying the photos - must take some high res ones...

    In the mean time, here is my pride and joy

    1974 DS 23 Pallas IE 5 speed manual in vert argent (I think the original colour of Boy Racers re-sprayed Norev 1:18 model)

    - needs a bit of work but I love driving it

    then again you all know what I mean...
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    Here's my DS21

    Waiting for a rack


    Just washed!




    Heading to Cit In, Tassie 2010
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    And when they're dead, dead and gone.....


    There'll be one child born, to carry on, to carry on


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    Default The Art of The DS Citroen

    This is original artwork for Citroen circa 1965 by Andre Francois



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    Here's one for the Aussie ID aficionados



    This is the only sales brochure know of for the Aussie ID which we knew as the Parisienne.

    Yes, it does depicts the 1st front Slough ID.

    Perhaps the naming of the model was an Australian creation ? Is anyone able to expand, or even theorise based on what information we have ?

    It is a Millers publication ( the Melbourne Distributors of the day ), with a road test inside as well.

    Have to assume the car has a properly adjusted handbrake, or the depicted toddler ( just how does one toddle, is there a video? ) might have come to grief. Fortunately these illiustrations are from a time when life was much more care free.

    I do have an Aussie ID glovebox owners manual, RHD and showing the unique Australian market vinyl interior.
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    If you insist on wearing a watch...
    make mine a DS please

    crca 1959




    circa 1965




    circa 1969


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    Default 1969 ds 21 BVH Pallas

    Here is my my toy currently undergoing restoration
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    And an Australian advertisement from 1960 for the ID19. This was before Heidelberg production of the Parisienne and was seemingly an imported French built car with plastic trumpets. Mr Bean is sitting on the roof to prove the strength of fibreglass to doubting Australians.

    For " men who value fine engineering and custom workmanship".
    "Join Citroen's loyal and knowledgeable following"

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