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I've been in love for a long time but have never been able to catch my beloved. . . Until now!

I've just acquired this beautiful and fascinating engineering marvel, after its last owner (of 49 years and 5months) passed away.

I'm looking forward to an enduring relationship!

It's a 1970 Citroën DS21 EFi Pallas. 4 speed semi-auto, fuel injected 2175cc and RHD. Such a clever car.
 

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Always wanted one of these, but they are hard to find over here. I do see one every now and again, although the 2CV is a lot more common in Seattle. The DS was always like a spaceship from the future, extremely cool.



Are you going to fit seats with headrests? At least in the front?
 

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3 and a bit weeks into ownership and there have been highs and lows. The highs have been driving around with a big grin on my face and making acquaintances with strangers wherever I stop. Everybody loves the DS.

I've also ordered a Gradulux slatted blind for the rear window to increase the cool factor even more, along with a new bonnet liner and 'vintage' pressed alumium black & silver registration plates to replace the modern plastic yellow & white ones.

The low has been the discovery, whilst tracing the wiring fault that was causing no power to the dash lights, that the main loom is toast. It was literally coming apart in my hands due to age related perishing and corrosion.

Combined with lots of previous amateur wire repairs and unsecure connections it means I have had to temporarily stop using the car as its all a total fire risk.

Luckily one of the trusted parts suppliers in the UK had a brand new loom on the shelf, which has been despatched to me today. It's put a big dent in my wallet, but what price 'peace of mind'!

Hope to be running again by the weekend as I have the car lined up to attend a classic car meet. Wish me luck. . .
 

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Well.

My DS ended up having more of an overhaul than anticipated and spent 2 months in Lockdown at the specialist!

Main Loom
2x injector looms
Upgrade to 1-2-3 Electronic ignition
New coil
New fuel pump
New pump heatshield
All new fuel lines
New injector seals
Radiator power flush
2xrear suspension spheres
Replacement of missing parts for swiveling long range headlights
2x replacement ventilation blower motors
Repair to dashboard instrument circuit board (backlights and warning lamps now all work)
Reconnection of sensors that had been mis-wired
Replacement of front disks and pads (6 hr job, as the disks are inboard)
Full service inc. consumables (inc new LHM)

50+ hrs of labour and a GBP£5,500 bill!

It runs and drives beautifully now though and those swiveling headlamps on main beam at night, Wow! Mesmerising.
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Looks almost like a new car!
Up close there are some areas of bodywork that need addressing and the paintwork isn't great - it would benefit from a full respray. But for 50 years old. . . I'll take it!

I truly love this car.
 

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Ooh, work on the rear suspension must have been a nightmare, if the amount of bolts holding the fender in place is any indication... ;)
 

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Ooh, work on the rear suspension must have been a nightmare, if the amount of bolts holding the fender in place is any indication... ;)
:ROFLMAO: It's a good job there is only one, given the amount of times I have had to take them off to get straps on the wheels for recovery on a flatbed!
 
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