‘A GREAT GOTHIC CATHEDRAL, A PURELY MAGICAL OBJECT THAT HAS FALLEN FROM THE SKY’ FOR SALE WITH CLASSIC CAR AUCTIONS IN THEIR NEXT SALE.
ABSOLUTELY FRENCH IN STYLE, CHIC, DESIGN, CHARM & TECHNICAL SOPHISTICATION
Citroën ID19 Pallas for sale with Classic Car Auctions on September 24
An original, UK-supplied, right-hand drive ID19 Pallas indicating just 21,679 miles from new offers you the French driving experience without having to risk the hell of the Channel Port queues. And for a snip of a guide price of £12,000 – £15,000 with Classic Car Auctions on September 24th.
Die-hard Brits who say ‘Non’ to anything French and don’t know what they are missing by turning their noses up, won’t agree, but for any of us who carry a love of all things French in our hearts, this beauty will make the ticker beat faster.
This car is the embodiment of cool sophistication and elegance. It’s just so damn French! T he DS’s legendary status is due to three things: Flaminio Bertoni’s design, the media circus that surrounded its unveiling in 1955, and — for the design-obsessive — the car’s inclusion in Roland Barthes’ Mythologies.
Barthes, a French literary theorist, essayist, philosopher, critic declared the DS as the contemporary equivalent of a great gothic cathedral, a ‘purely magical object’ that has ‘fallen from the sky’. And finally there was the name: ‘DS’, a not-so-subtle play on the French word for ‘goddess’, practically demanded one bow down and worship at the car’s technical and aesthetic sophistication.
The car was a hugely popular with car buyers and stayed in production for 20 years, with nearly 1.5 million models made. It continues to define Citroen.
This lovely car is offered by the current owner who has had the car for five years. It was first registered in the UK 03/04/1969. In 1969, the ID19 acquired the 91 bhp engine formerly fitted to the DS19. Available from 1965, the ‘Pallas’ was a luxury and trim option. This smart example looks splendid in deep Metallic Red with a silver roof
Externally refreshed by its previous owner with a folder documenting the work carried out it is gently patinated sand the eating left untouched for sake of originality. The car boast the vert desirable combination of the older metal dashboard and the Pallas leather interior.
This model Citroen is capable of accelerating from 0 to 60 mph in 11 sec, from 0 to 100 km/h in 11.8 sec, from 0 to 160 km/h (100 mph) in 41 sec and the quarter mile drag time is 18.1 sec.
CCA catalogue for the September 24th sale with the first ten cars consigned is available on this link:
CCA is the sister company of Silverstone Auctions and caters for ‘Everyman Classics’.
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SVA Says: The Association is delighted to work with Classic Car Auctions, as one of our recommended Auction partners. Part of the Silverstone Auctions group, it focuses on ‘Everyman cars’ that can be far more affordable for enthusiasts. The car in question is to us probably one of the top 5 most iconic cars ever designed and will only increase in value in the years to come, an original cabriolet version in France, sold at auction for over £100,000 a couple of years back. We love it and think it will be a great buy!