Is this the best Citroen DS in the world?
With its aerodynamic, futuristic shape and innovative technology, this Citroën DS didn't even have to leave the dealership show room to find its first owner. The CEO of the supplying dealership is the first and only registered owner of the car, which is now one of the most decorated examples on the classic Citroën circuit anywhere in the world.
This truly stunning, right-hand drive DS is presented in period white (Blanc Meije) bodywork with original Red Targa upholstery. Having been restored to an exceptionally high quality standard, the dedicated owner entered this exemplary classic Citroën into the most prestigious of concours level shows and competitions.
Such is the car's success, it possesses its own display cabinets that bulge with in excess of 200 awards. As the unrivalled European show winner, the car has collected multiple concours including National Champion at both the Welsh Benson and Hedges Concours and Popular Classics Roadshow.
The Citroën has also achieved victories at the Scottish Benson and Hedges Concours, was an NEC show winner and a national Meguiars Concours display car. It also featured prominently at the Paris Concours and Citroën World Championship.
This star car even boasts a television career, with appearances on both Top Gear and Fifth Gear. It has even been offered a permanent place at the national Citroën Museum in France.
"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 Prive Sale and fits in perfectly as part of our most exclusive sale."
This award-winning 1973 Citroën DS Super 5 will be offered for sale with an estimate of between £75,000 and £90,000. Documentation supporting the car's history fills a number of storage boxes, full photographic restoration folders and at least 150 magazine features will accompany the car to its new new owner. To find out more about the car and Silverstone Auctions' Salon Prive Sale, visit www.silverstoneauctions.com/citroen-ds-super-5-8318.
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