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Photographs by Oli Tennent and C H Caffyn

1974 Citroën DS23 efi Pallas semi-automatic lhd. Considered to be the ultimate specification DS. Citroën finally developed a 140bhp fuel injected engine that the car so richly deserved and here it’s complemented by the semi-automatic clutchless transmission. Jay Leno, renowned car collector, describes the DS as “the most innovative car ever designed… like riding on a cloud”. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kzW_ERSgFRY

 “The DS was so technically and aesthetically complete that it didn’t change much over 20 years” say Stephen Bailey, author, critic, consultant and curator.
One of the most magnificent cars of the last century was taken for a review by the Totalcar magazine. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qbiV-8UYsPQ

The DS Pallas was restored by UK specialist Pallas Auto over a one year period. Disassembled to bare metal and rebuilt at considerable cost, without compromise and where appropriate upgraded. She is a reluctant sale, for further details caffynchris@icloud.com

The DS remains an extraordinary car to drive. The magic-carpet suspension is only part of the story.  Images © Oli Tennent

The DS remains an extraordinary car to drive. The magic-carpet suspension is only part of the story.
Images © Oli Tennent