1975 Citroen DS23 Fuel Injection

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  • Elegant and highly original DS Pallas with 2.3 litres of fuel injection
  • Roadworthiness certificate valid until November 2024
  • Recent maintenance and suspension upgrade
  • One of the last cars built before the end of production
  • A highly original, unmodified classic

A plus

Throughout its long life, the DS has only improved. The latest cars, like this one, have been given more power and more luxury to complement the subtleties of Opron's design. This handsome, late-series metallic-gold grand tourer is perhaps the latest version of the saloon, a top-of-the-range Pallas with the 140bhp 2.3-litre fuel-injected engine.
It's in truly incredible condition, as if frozen in time - look inside and out and you'll come across a car as it would have left the factory 50 years ago. Recent servicing and work on the suspension and cooling system mean that it is in excellent mechanical condition. This point is underlined by the MOT, which runs until November 2024. A very handsome and honest example of one of these magnificent cars.

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History and documents

  • First registration on 1 January 1975
  • Production of DS ended in April of this year
  • 2,340 worth of work in May 2022 detailed below at 35,832 kms
  • Now showing 36,080 kms
  • Technical inspection until 23 November 2024 with few remarks
  • 135,916 kms displayed at technical inspection
  • Some old invoices included
Service work in May 2022:
  • Engine checked and restarted
  • Battery replaced
  • Water pump and thermostat replaced
  • Replacement of the four spark plugs
  • New engine mounts
  • Change engine oil and filter
  • Coolant flushed and replaced
  • Replace fuel filter
  • Check suspension
  • Engine seals replaced


  • Factory Pallas in metallic gold with highly original condition
  • The paintwork presents well with a neat finish
  • There is some localized paint touch-up work such as on the front passenger fender
  • Retains its exterior features
  • Factory Pallas and badges Very well preserved tan and white interior in very good condition
  • A few signs of wear on the interior, and those that are there are very slight
  • Vinyl and tan velour seats in very good condition with only light wear
  • Interior accessories in very good condition with few obvious alterations
  • Appears to be fitted with an original or period radio

The Mechanics

  • 2,347 cc, 140 bhp, 4-cylinder, fuel-injected engine
  • 4-speed automatic gearbox with column shifter
  • Recent mechanical overhaul summarised above
  • Current MOT
  • No operating or driving problems reported.

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Vehicle specification
  • Year 1974
  • Make Citroen
  • Model DS
  • Colour Gold
  • Odometer 136,087 Kilometres
  • Engine size 2347
Auction Details
  • Seller Type Private
  • Town Rhône-Alpes
  • Country France
Bidding history
39 bids
  • ri•••• €25,000 19/06/24
  • ga•••• €24,000 19/06/24
  • ri•••• €23,750 19/06/24
  • v8•••• €23,500 19/06/24
  • ri•••• €23,250 19/06/24
  • v8•••• €23,000 19/06/24
  • ri•••• €22,750 19/06/24
  • v8•••• €22,500 19/06/24
  • ri•••• €22,250 19/06/24
  • v8•••• €22,000 19/06/24
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