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1959-1975 Citroen DS Safari specifications

1959-1975 Citroen DS Safari specifications Classic and Performance Car

In need of a stylish classic seven-seater? They don't come much cooler than the Citroen DS Safari


The Citroen DS Safari, introduced in 1958, was one of the most competent estate cars ever produced. As well as swallowing luggage it was also a seven-seater in ordinary form, but the Familiale version had three rows of seats and could accommodate eight. The Hydropneumatic suspension came into its own on the load-lugging DS as, however much you packed in the back, the car would always stay level. Safaris followed IDs, but offered all engine options of the DS saloons and adopted the same shark-like front end as its siblings in 1967.

Production

  • Price at launch:
    £1,745
  • Price (excellent)
    £18,000
  • Price (good):
    £11,500
  • Price (average):
    £4,500
  • Price (project):
    £950

Performance

  • 0-60mph:
    19.4secs
  • Top speed:
    88.0mph
  • Power:
    66.0bhp
  • Torque:
    98.0lb/ft
  • MPG:
    23.0mpg

Engine

  • Configuration:
    in-line four
  • Aspiration:
    Normal
  • Fuel:
    Petrol
  • Fuel delivery:
    carburettor

Chassis

  • Suspension Front:
    Independent, hydropneumatic sphere
  • Suspension Rear:
    Independent, hydropneumatic sphere
  • Drivetrain:
    Front-Engine FWD
  • Steering:
    rack and pinion
  • Bodyframe:
    metal monocoque
  • Transmission:
    Four-speed maual

Dimensions

  • Length:
    4978mm
  • Wheelbase:
    3124mm
  • Width:
    1778mm
  • Height:
    1521mm
  • Weight:
    1260kgs

Citroen DS Classifieds

  • Citroen DS

    London , London
  • 1966 Citroen DS

    Aalter , Flanders

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