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August 18, 2017

Interesting Collector Cars For Less Than $50k USD-Citroën DS

by Mike –

Citroën DS

Citroën DS

The Citroën DS set new standards in ride quality, handling, and braking and was the first production car with disc brakes. It has front wheel drive and the engine in the front.

The Citroën DS has a hydro-pneumatic suspension including an automatic leveling system and variable ground clearance, developed by Citroën engineer Paul Magès. This suspension helped the DS on the poor roads common in France at the time. Hydraulics were used in the suspension, clutch and transmission functions.

Citroën DS

Italian designer Flaminio Bertoni and French aeronautical engineer André Lefèbvre styled and engineered the car.

Citroën DS

The Citroën DS was successful in rallying where it won the Monte Carlo Rally twice.

Number made: There were 1,455,746 DS examples made from 1955 to 1975 including all the body styles: 4-door sedan, 5-door Safari station wagon and 2-door convertible.

More than 90% were sold in France – even though there were many made in some countries, like the USA, they are rare.

Hagerty Price Guide value for a condition 2 example: $31,200 for a DS 21.

Sports Car Market Pocket Price Guide median price: not listed.

Citroën DS

The Citroën DS is an unusual car to add to a collection and futuristic looking even today. Having a mechanic who knows how to work on a Citroën would be important to a new owner in addition to buying one in good condition.

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Interesting Collector Cars For Less Than $50k USD-Citroën DS
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Interesting Collector Cars For Less Than $50k USD-Citroën DS
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The Citroën DS is an unusual car to add to a collection and futuristic looking even today.
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  1. One of the best strange , exotic, beautiful car ever.

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