Silverstone Auctions is set to put under the hammer a unique example of the 1973 Citroen DS Super 5 at their Salon Prive auction on 3rd September. This car is quite possibly the coolest and most sought after French car in history, which is why it is not at all surprising that they’ve estimated at £75,000 to £90,000.
Loved unanimously by everybody in the car world due to its futuristic look which still amazing today, remarkable technology for its time, and general quirkiness, Citroen DS is a classic car you can drive and enjoy everyday is you keep it regularly maintained and properly serviced. The car has a rather tricky hydraulic system which could be troublesome at times, but when it’s working fine the DS is an absolute delight to drive.
This particular 1973 Citroen DS is a right-hand-drive example finished in period white (Blanc Meije) with original Red Targa upholstery. It has had a TV career too, appearing on both Top Gear and Fifth Gear when they did a piece on the DS, and is proud owner of more than 200 awards, including National Champion at both Welsh Benson & Hedges Concours and Popular Classics Roadshow, NEC show and winner, and national Meguiars Concours.
“Words are not adequate to convey the condition of this important piece of motoring history, it simply must be seen to be believed,” explains Nick Whale, managing director of Silverstone Auctions. “This DS is the kind of car that really gets people excited, and we’re delighted to be offering a car of this staggering quality and reputation in our sale. It’s one of the star cars in the Salon Privé Sale and fits in perfectly as part of our most exclusive sale.”