This car was off the road for 27 years. The engine came from the other DS (See video "Engine swap...") which was also off the road for about 20 years.
I borrowed the "Sweet" from Dave's Farm (Thanks Dave). I hope he's not gonna sue me :oD
If you work on cars and you don't know davesfarm, you are missing something...
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Citroën D-Special Snowy Start
Cleaning the snow off the '72 Citroën D-Special as part of its weekly start-up. This was the day after the January 7th snow storm.
Spitfire OUV. A Truly Emotional Start-Up. www.ml407.co.uk
Nick Grace bought the 2 seat Spitfire in 1979 in a dismantled state and after 5 years of work took off with his wife Carolyn on their first flight. Apart from the substantial task of general re-assembly the fuselage and wings were essentially as they left the factory but a large amount of the work involved stripping back to bare metal and re-riveting after treatment with modern anticorrosives which is why OUV is still operational today with no corrosion. Tragically Nick was killed in a car accident in 1988 but his widow continues to fly OUV. This short clip is taken from the film "Perfect Lady" which covers the full story of OUV's restoration. It and other videos are available from Carolyn's website with all profits going to maintain the Spitfire in flying condition.
James May Talks about Citroen DS
James May of " Top Gear" Talks about the Citroen DS in Episode 8 of Season 2
Another Video giving us more detailed conventional look at the car from nowadays
Réveil d'une Citroen DS 20 pallas
Redémarrage d'une DS 20 pallas (1972) après plusieurs années passées dans une remise. Vendue peu de temps après, elle a été complètement restaurée et vit une deuxième jeunesse...
$200 RX7 First Start Up
1984 Mazda RX7 bought for $200 first start up after being parked for 4 years. And yes, it's running on 4 year old gas too (with a little help from some starter fluid)
European and American Vintage Barn Finds
Some sweet old mercedes and lamborghini miuras
These are a bunch of old barn finds I have found from across the internet. Leave a comment if you wish, enjoy
The music in this video is "solitary man" By Johnny Cash. I do not own the rights to this music, and I am making profit from this video in any way.
Moskvitch 407 first start after 30 years
My friend bought a good old Moskvitch from 1960 which sat since the 1970's. He finally got it started after several weeks of preparation. The engine was stuck and when it first started it ran on three cylinders only. Probably a defective valve.
Citroën DS - Sostituzione di uno pneumatico
Grazie alle sue sospensioni idropneumatiche, sostituire una ruota su una DS (1955-1975) è facilissimo!
Thanks to its hydropneumatic suspension, changing a tyre in a DS (1955-1975) is very easy!
Grâce à sa suspension hydropneumatique, c'est très facile de changer un pneu sur une DS (1955-1975)!
Nota: declino ogni responsabilità in caso di danni o problemi di qualunque genere derivati dal seguire questa procedura sulla propria vettura. Il video è solo una dimostrazione amatoriale, per effettuare lavori fare sempre riferimento ai manuali della Casa costruttrice.
Note: I decline any responsibilty for any damage or inconvenience arisen in connection with following this procedure on your car. This video is just a private display, do always read the Manufacturer's operating manuals before acting.