What is described as one of the best examples of the iconic Citroen DS is to be offered in Silverstone Auctions' Salon Prive auction
What is described as the ‘finest Citroen DS in existence', an example that is highly regarded in the Citroen world, is set to be sold at auction during the Salon Privé concours next weekend. The French icon is being sold on behalf of its first and only owner by Silverstone Auctions on September 3rd.
This example – a 1973 Citroen DS Super 5 – is Dressed in Blanc Meije (white), upholstered with a Red Targa velour interior, and has been recently restored to an extremely high standard. The current owner was also the car's first and only custodian – the CEO of the Citroen dealership that supplied the car.
The Super 5 could roll off auction block as one the world’s most expensive DSs, with a sales estimate of £75,000-£90,000.
Calling this the finest Citroen DS in existence is a bold claim, but it isn't without some serious history to back it up. The right-hand-drive car will be no stranger to prying eyes having starred on Top Gear in the past and appearing in a multitude of publications over the years.
This Citroen’s media fame is only overshadowed by its success at concours events. Collecting top honours at the Welsh Benson & Hedges Concours, this victory is just one of the 200 plus awards collected by the unparalleled DS. So highly regarded is the car, it was previously offered a permanent spot in the National Citroen Museum in France. It is offered with the boxes full of prizes, medals and trophies from all of the awards.
Remembering the DS only for its looks would be an understandable but shameful thing. The Super 5’s unflappable cushion-soft ride is largely owed to Citroen's innovative hydropneumatic self-levelling suspension yielding unrivalled comfort and refinement.
So carefully looked after has the chrome trimmed car been, that the factory fitted tool kit still remains secured to the spare wheel under the bonnet, and the fantastic paint job is a testament to the quality of care and restoration that has been lavished on this wonderful example.
Keeping with the French theme, a 1971 Citroen SM Maserati is part of the same lot and may be only Citroen to hold a candle to the stunning DS with an estimated £32,000-£37,000. The auction takes place on September 3rd at 10am.