I am new to Aussiefrogs and came across a website the other day that was really interesting by either John or Michael PaasLooks like the tow job with Michael's Landrover County might be her last. Michael picked up one of his Rovers on the way back and it seems like the V8 engine was only running on 7. She has been a trusty beast. If anyone is looking for a County to do up Michael might be your man. - - idear on this site.
Anyway it will be good to see this car up and running. Like me, Michael keeps all cars undercover so it has been well preserved.
Good to see people interested in the earlier long stroke cars - - - they are wonderful machines.
All the best, John
D's - a point of view - - - Nov '94
Is it the unique beauty, the absolute craziness, or just sheer enjoyment of a smooth ride that urges one into wanting to discover every facet of this intricate family of cars.
Is it, when changing into fifth gear of a ' 74 DS23, feeling like you're on a runway, and forever believing,
the wheels are about to --- lift off .
Or having the satisfaction of the plush interior, comfort, and ride of a ' 71 DS21 Hydraulique on the highway,
a gearchange so smooth that it is joy itself.
An ID19 1961, the extra soft ride, the torque of the long stroke motor and the heavy flywheel that,
when being wound out, is asking to be driven faster ----- ever faster.
Or a classic ' 57 DS19 with its no fuss exterior and a strange hydraulic gear change that makes you realize that a "true" Citroen can't change any other way,
and when, about to walk away, you are struck down by the sheer simplicity and beauty of a dashboard which would echo its way through an ever changing world and come to its final resting place in a long distant relative,
A 1974 DS23 Automatic Pallas making city driving - - - - sheer joy.
Or the year 1967, when it all seemed to reach a peak.
Chrome buttons and switches on the "slopy" dash which was to enjoy only one more year before
"modernisation" definitely set in.
Plush carpets, stainless steel kick plates and valences, leather and cloth which showed pride in workmanship,
in a company which was about to conform slowly to the wants of an evermore changing society.
Music on, and just -------- just thinking, one could drive, on and on -------- and on.
Through the dazed eyes of an addict, John Paas.
John & Michael, I'd love to meet you guys and was told recently your now in Victoria. I am looking for, I may have found, and early ID or DS and it looks like you have had these cars in the past.
Not knowing exactly how this site works, here is my mobile, I'm in Seaford, VIC
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