Classics, passion for the past

1972 Citroën DS--ID DS19 Special

NZ$ 45990

Body Saloon
Odometer 105098 kms
Fuel type Petrol
Engine 1980 cc
Transmission Manual
Exterior Color Blue and black
Interior Color Black
Upholstery Leather
Steering Rhd
1972 Citroen DS 19 Special
Like Being On A Magic Carpet!

When the DS was unveiled at the 1955 Paris salon, there were gasps of amazement all round – and rightly so.

Looking like something that had come from outer space, the DS was revolutionary in every sense with jaw dropping styling; futuristic and aerodynamic, and a complex hydraulic system operated the self-leveling suspension, brakes, steering and semi-automatic gearshift.

To appreciate the DS, you also have to appreciate a novel approach to automotive design and, seeing as this is a Citroen, also a somewhat stubborn desire to make things quirky just for the hell of it. There’s no denying that these Citroens take more looking after than most classics, and their iconic European status is now being reflected in rising prices. But the rewards are considerable; a driving experience so smooth that it’s like being on a magic carpet, blended with enough eccentricities to keep you constantly amused and bemused.


This is a very nice D Spécial that has only driven 105098 miles
Car was re registered in New Zealand in 1989 - it had 4 owners since.
In very nice order - Body is straight and paint is good.
Interior is very original and in excellent condition.
Good Michelin Tires - nice wheels
Car runs and drives well.
Carburettor engine and four speed manual gearbox.
Comes with spare wheel, factory jack and tools.
Introduced to the public at the Paris motor show in 1955, the Citroen DS19 Special had evolutionary body design, the work of Flaminio Bertoni, a front engine (1980cc), and front wheel drive, making it a top shelf luxury sedan. Originally noted for its aerodynamic, futuristic body design and innovative technology, the DS set new standards in ride quality, handling, and braking. Additionally, it was the first production car equipped with disc brakes.
This example looks to have been fastidiously maintained and is ready to be enjoyed by a new owner.
Very Beautiful Car - comes with new tyres, new exhaust new fuel pump and new starter motor.
Car makers frequently harp on about how their latest model moves the goal posts – how it’s a game changer that’ll go down in history as an all-time great. But of course very few cars are ever really all that memorable – and certainly not many family cars. But occasionally something comes along that really does change the automotive landscape – something that pushes the boundaries. Such a car was the Citroen DS, launched well over half a century ago.

Even now the car looks sensational, is technically advanced and amazingly aerodynamic – dependable advanced engineering, reliable, safe family transport, fully capable of holding its own in city or motorway traffic. Almost 60 years on it’s a classic that still astounds – but what do you expect from a car that was decades ahead of its time?

Stylish, comfortable, spacious, practical, generally reliable, easy to maintain...Its fair to say that no car shouted advancement through engineering quite like Citroen. As fascinating as it remains infuriating, the DS is not everybody’s ideal classic. But it’s certainly one that grows on you…

Will be sold WOF'd and Registered if sold in New Zealand.


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