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    Hi folks,

    as I will be in France for 2 months (april and may) I'm thinking of looking for some S/H bits for my DS21 Pallas. S/H because they are mostly body and interior bits and I want to match the used but presentable condition of the rest of the interior.

    I'm after the RHS front door panel and drivers seat covering (both in brown leather) and the front floor and bulkhead carpet in the Pallas type and the brownish color.
    Also missing on my car is the lower SS strip on the LH front guard.

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    I will be driving around France - Paris, Loire valley, down to Montpellier, Avignon, Nice, up to Annecy, Mulhouse and the Reims area.

    Would appreciate any leads to suitable wrecking yards etc.

    Don

    PS - if anyone knows of a source in Oz that would even better.
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    This one comes to mind immediately:
    http://www.aagarage.com/

    I'm sure they can point you to others.
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    Can't help regarding the DS but can advise strongly from personal experience to spend at least two days in and around Mulhouse! Schlumpf of course, but the railway museum (Cite du Train) is superb and Molsheim (Bugattis) is up the road half an hour or so to the north.

    Have a fabulous trip.
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    If your schedule permits, recommend that you include Holland in your travels.The annual Citromobile, nr Amsterdam, is scheduled for 5/6 May (have a look at their website). Furthermore, there are plenty of established DS garages/parts suppliers (both S/H and re-fabricated) across NL. Happy to give you more details.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tresbon2 View Post
    Hi folks,

    as I will be in France for 2 months (april and may) I'm thinking of looking for some S/H bits for my DS21 Pallas. S/H because they are mostly body and interior bits and I want to match the used but presentable condition of the rest of the interior.

    I'm after the RHS front door panel and drivers seat covering (both in brown leather) and the front floor and bulkhead carpet in the Pallas type and the brownish color.
    Also missing on my car is the lower SS strip on the LH front guard.

    I will be driving around France - Paris, Loire valley, down to Montpellier, Avignon, Nice, up to Annecy, Mulhouse and the Reims area.

    Would appreciate any leads to suitable wrecking yards etc.

    Don

    PS - if anyone knows of a source in Oz that would even better.
    I visited Garage Moine in Boucouiran back in '96. Think Area 51, but wetter with a LOT of D's! Not too far from Avignon.

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    Re Holland/Netherlands

    I'm told there are seven garages in Amsterdam alone that specialise just on Dees.
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    DS in wrecking yards are very rare as they have been rationalising the wrecking industry under recycling and pollution laws.
    You should go to specialists like AA or Citrogaz near Poitiers. The leather trim on export models was rare here to start with, you have more chance in the UK or Holland.
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    You could contact the DSiD Club de France and ask them.
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    Thanks to everyone who responded.

    Unfortunately, our schedule is now fixed and does not allow for any trips to the Netherlands or the UK.

    So, I will be hoping that the DS gods will find me somewhere suitable as I roam the highways and byways!

    I may try ebay - what's to lose? I know that 100 times more Ds were sold in the USA than here, and many/most? with leather trim.

    thanks again, Don
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    Buying and having parts shipped from France is becoming expensive. Better to buy from Holland as for some reason the freight costs are far better. Everything you want can be ordered and shipped and you save on VAT/GST type charges as it is export.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tresbon2 View Post
    Thanks to everyone who responded.

    Unfortunately, our schedule is now fixed and does not allow for any trips to the Netherlands or the UK.

    So, I will be hoping that the DS gods will find me somewhere suitable as I roam the highways and byways!

    I may try ebay - what's to lose? I know that 100 times more Ds were sold in the USA than here, and many/most? with leather trim.

    thanks again, Don
    What are you looking for? I may be able to help you with US-sourced parts if that's one of the avenues you want to check. Of course, there's always Miles- an excellent, if expensive source. Daffy would be another one to contact. Be aware though that any D here with decent leather isn't going to give it up easily.

    There's one eBay France seller that I've used with good result: http://stores.ebay.com/sylvain1230-0?_rdc=1 I don't know if he has a physical store front. eBay US isn't really a great source. There are 2 sellers whom I do follow- ibrb18, and smworld1972, but I know both of those sellers personally. They're the exception to the rule of HID lamp kits, floor mats, car covers, and hydraulic and electrical parts that laughably do not belong.

    The ratio for leather/cloth on a Pallas was just about 1:1. Some dealers did create a 1/2 leather option- seats and lower door cards only- for the standard DS21 sedans, and a few wagons.



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    You might start with Jean Blondeau, the best known of the DS and SM parts suppliers. he is close to CDG airport. The odds of finding anything in wreckers yards are very, very low.
    The DS Club members in each region can put you in touch with their local sources. Start with the DS-iD Club de France.
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