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    Not bad, must have been a little rough around the edges.

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    Perhaps it was. It has a considerable history though. I would expect that as the engine and gearbox are not original it affected the bidding price. Also of considerable impact would have been the euro situation at present and the slow down in sales of collectibles of all sorts.
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    I think this is the first one I have seen where the mileage was listed in the description.

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    still, to me, looks like it was pretty good buying.

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    What an utter bargain. These things are right up there in price, and one was sold for $650+k this year.

    There are cars on the net that I have seen with price tags ranging from 110,000 Euros in untidy condition, to $400,000 US for something nice - but yes, the current European crisis may have something to do with drops in prices for collectable cars like Decapotable.

    That car would be close to 80 grand in Aussie dollars, and in RHD HIGHLY desirable.

    They are SO beautiful!!! Chris Mortimer

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    Quote Originally Posted by qmusic View Post
    collectable cars like Decapotable.
    Just a reminder that "decapotable" is not a Citroen specific name for their convertible DS.
    It is actually a generic name that means : convertible.....

    "De" meaning Un-
    "Capotable" from the Capotte, meaning : soft top.
    In other words: Decapotable= Un-soft-topable.

    The fact it starts with a D is pure coincidence and nothing to do with the D series.
    There were at the time Renaults and Peugeots decapotables a well.
    DS Un jour, DS toujours !

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