Citroen DS 

1970 (H) DS20

£29,995
  • Citroen DS DS20 1
  • Citroen DS DS20 2
  • Citroen DS DS20 3
  • Citroen DS DS20 4
  • Citroen DS DS20 5
  • Citroen DS DS20 6
  • Citroen DS DS20 7
  • Citroen DS DS20 8
  • Citroen DS DS20 9
  • Citroen DS DS20 10
  • Citroen DS DS20 11
  • Citroen DS DS20 12
  • Citroen DS DS20 13
  • Citroen DS DS20 14
  • Citroen DS DS20 15
  • Citroen DS DS20 16
  • Citroen DS DS20 17
  • Citroen DS DS20 18
  • Citroen DS DS20 19
  • Citroen DS DS20 20
  • Citroen DS DS20 21
  • Citroen DS DS20 22
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  • Citroen DS DS20 1
  • Citroen DS DS20 2
  • Citroen DS DS20 3
  • Citroen DS DS20 4
  • Citroen DS DS20 5
  • Citroen DS DS20 6
  • Citroen DS DS20 7
  • Citroen DS DS20 8
  • Citroen DS DS20 9
  • Citroen DS DS20 10
  • Citroen DS DS20 11
  • Citroen DS DS20 12
  • Citroen DS DS20 13
  • Citroen DS DS20 14
  • Citroen DS DS20 15
  • Citroen DS DS20 16
  • Citroen DS DS20 17
  • Citroen DS DS20 18
  • Citroen DS DS20 19
  • Citroen DS DS20 20
  • Citroen DS DS20 21
  • Citroen DS DS20 22
  • Year
    1970 (H)
  • Mileage
    41,300 miles
  • Colour
    Black
  • Transmission
    Manual
  • Gears
    4
  • Engine Size
    2.0L
  • BHP
    103 bhp
  • Torque
    108 ft-lb
  • 0 to 62 mph
    13.2 secs
  • Fuel Type
    Petrol
  • Year
    1970 (H)
  • Mileage
    41,300 miles
  • Colour
    Black
  • Transmission
    Manual
  • Gears
    4
  • Engine Size
    2.0L
  • BHP
    103 bhp
  • Torque
    108 ft-lb
  • 0 to 62 mph
    13.2 secs
  • Fuel Type
    Petrol

Technical Data

  • Dimensions
    • Height
      1,464 mm
    • Length
      4,826 mm
    • Width
      1,791 mm
  • Engine and Drivetrain
    • Cylinders
      4
    • Driven Axle
      FWD
    • Engine Capacity
      1,985 cc
    • Gears
      4
    • Steering Wheel
      RHD
    • Wheelbase
      Standard
  • Performance
    • Acceleration (0 - 62 MPH)
      13.2 secs
    • BHP
      103 bhp
    • Maximum Speed
      104 mph
    • Torque
      108 ft-lb
  • Weight and Capacities
    • Seats
      4
  • Citroen DS DS20 1
  • Citroen DS DS20 2
  • Citroen DS DS20 3
  • Citroen DS DS20 4

About this Citroen DS

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Launched at the Paris motor show in 1955, the Citroën DS shocked the world with its aerodynamic design and innovative technology and it is reported that in the first 15 minutes of the show, 743 orders were taken and almost 12,000 in the first day! A symbol of French ingenuity, it was a spaceship by the standards of the time and it was manufactured from 1955 through to 1975.

The Citroën DS featured many innovative features and was the first mass-production car with front Disc Brakes, Hydropneumatic and Independant Suspension including an automatic self-levelling system, Power Steering, a fibreglass roof which reduced weight and consequently its centre of gravity and new radial tyre technology which the engineers exploited through its parent company Michelin.

There are very few cars manufactured today that can match the ride and comfort of a Citroën DS and it was an unlikely winner of the Monte Carlo Rally in 1959 and controversially again in 1966 due to the hydro pneumatic suspension coping so well over rough terrain.

The Citroën DS was placed fifth on Automobile Magazine's '100 Coolest Cars' listing in 2005 and was also named one of the most beautiful cars of all time by Classic & Sports Car magazine after a poll of 20 world-renowned car designers.

The South African assembly of the DS began towards the end of 1959 at Natalspruit on the outskirts of Johannesburg and after 20 years in 1969 production moved to the old Jeep factory in Pretoria on a temporary basis as the following year it relocated again to the former British Leyland factory at Port Elizabeth in the Cape Province in 1970. By then just the DS20 and DS20M were being produced. The only real difference between the South African and French built cars were the Vinyl Seats rather than leather and a few other minor locally sourced parts.

By the time Citroen closed their operations in South Africa in 1979, almost 11,000 DS models were produced, but unfortunately all records have been lost and the exact number of each DS model built is unknown.

This beautiful RHD South African built Citroën DS20 is a 'Matching Numbers' car - Chassis No: 0569030803 and Engine No: 0569030803 and it was manufactured and first registered on 1st June 1970 in Johannesburg. It has recently undergone a fairly extensive restoration to a very high standard and is reported to have only covered 66,465 Kilometers (41,300 miles) from new, but very few miles since it's restoration.

Finished in Black with a lovely Tan interior and its original 1,985cc 103bhp Engine and 4 Speed Gearbox with column gear change.

Full details and photo's to follow.

Citroen DS DS20

Specification

  • Safety
    • Front Disc Brakes
    • Technical
      • Hydropneumatic suspension
      • Power Assisted Steering
      • Other
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