1972 CITROËN DSUPER 5

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1972 CITROËN DSUPER 5

Serial number 02 FD 2675
Same owner since 1974
French car registration document

"Revolutionary", the DS made a clean sweep of the past when it was presented in 1955. For once, this overused term was not at all out of place in the face of the absolute innovative bias of this gifted Citroën.
During its 20-year career, this exceptional avant-garde car was sold at the price of an "ordinary" model. In fact, it is indeed a prototype with an unlimited number of copies! The DS is an extraordinary car and benefits from evolutions over time. After the appearance of grilles on the front wings (in 1960) to improve engine cooling, the car will find its second appearance in September 1962 with the first aesthetic touch-up made to its bow: in this case, a modification to its fairing and the integration of rubber bumpers in the bumper. At the end of 1967, as it entered its twelfth year of career, the DS changed face one last time to better perpetuate its legend. A legend that has stood the test of time, since the masterpiece of the Quai de Javel will remain a reference on the European long-distance road haulage market until its retirement in 1975, 20 years after its birth. The latest generation of the DS is characterised by its "third type" face. It was unveiled at the 1967 Paris Motor Show, where Citroën surprised visitors with a new line. More than a remodelling, it is a complete redesign of the front end that in no way alters the car's aesthetics. Citroën is to be congratulated for having respected and preserved the DS's original line. Its modernised face gives the DS a new dimension by gratifying it with the suggestive and almost disturbing expression of a wild beast ready to attack. This aggressiveness will lead the Italian advertisers to announce "an even sportier line". When it came out in May 1957, the Citroën ID 19 Luxe was powered by a 1,911 cc 66 bhp single-body carburettor engine. It shared the hydraulic suspension with the DS, but was distinguished by the conventional clutch gearbox. The IDs can be recognized by their small wheel covers, the black rubber of their windscreen surrounds, their rear indicator horns in burgundy then black plastic and the silver chevrons on the rear trunk. The roof of the IDs was made of unpainted translucent fibreglass (eggshell colour), it will be painted white from the 1962 models while it took advantage of the restyling of the DS in 1967 to adopt a new front end identical to that of its big sister. In 1970, while the dashboard of the ID evolves for a more seventies than fifties look, the ID 20 is now called DSuper, and is powered by the 1,985 cc of 91 horsepower.
This Citroën DSuper Beige Albatros was launched on 11 April 1972 in Seine-et-Marne. It was then acquired by its current owner in 1974. Since then, it has been kept in good original condition and was recently restored and driven to Fontainebleau by road. We were able to observe a correct functioning of the car, it goes up and down without any problem and its engine runs normally. Nevertheless, we recommend an overhaul in order to drive it serenely, the tires need to be changed because an immobilization has created flat spots. This DSuper is a fine example of the mythical Citroën that has been preserved in good original condition, almost first hand!
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