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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Cold Start the 1971 Citroen DS 21 Safari!
Cold War Motors just bought this great old Citroen DS. It's a bit tatty and
will need a restoration (as soon as I'm finished my other one!), but still
runs and drives nicely. These old Cits are a bit grumpy in the cold, and
this one hasn't been on the road for a while now, so the battery was pretty
tired. I hooked up some cables to a better battery to see if we could get
her running for a last little drive before it gets put into storage. I just
love these cars, and I wanted a break (wagon) to go with my sedan. This one
is a standard shift with power steering and brakes. Looks like Stella
wants to go for a ride, too!
Citroën DS 0-120 Km/h
A little stretching for my Citroen DSpécial of 1973 (2.0 L, 108 HP, 4
before posting strange comments, please note I was not taking her to the
max, just running a bit. ;-)
This video was taken before I changed the silencer; she is now more quiet.
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.
Citroën SM Australia Car Delivery
Picking up a restored Citroën SM from Citroën SM Australia. Video shows
car start up and detailed engine bay. The car is a 1973 3.0l 5-speed in
1947 Ford engine starting after 31 years
Old Henry, our 1947 Ford, engine starting after 31 years.
For video of the car's first drive shortly after click here:
For video of the car's second drive with the old man that purchased the car
in 1959 click here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2OImNZD7L6U
For later photos of the car restored and on the road click here:
Here's a recent one driving in the snow:
Here are all of the road trips he's been on since we restored him:
Monument Valley in March 2013:
Bryce Canyon in February 2013:
Milford, Utah in December 2012:
Nevada and Idaho in November 2012:
Rocky Mountain National Park in September 2012:
Yellowstone National Park in May 2012:
Death Valley in February 2012:
Pike's Peak in July 2011:
Route 66 in April 2010:
Citroën DS, the miracle of travelling (HD)
One of the most magnificient cars of the last century was taken for a
review by the Totalcar magazine. If you ever want to know, what it is like
to be in close contact with a goddess. Here it is. Review maded by OMG
Visuals and Steve Valyi.
Slideshow Part2 Kaufdorf car graveyard September 2008
Kaufdorf Autofriedhof - Switzerland's vintage car graveyard.
It was the biggest graveyard of its kind in Europe -- a vast metal jungle
of more than 1,000 rusting vintage cars including forgotten British
Wolseleys, "sit up and beg" Ford Prefects, rotting Porsches and even the
wreck of a Rolls Royce Silver Cloud.
The collection of decaying old-timers, which go back to the late-1920s,
sits in makeshift corrugated iron garages and among trees on the edge of
Kaufdorf some 10 miles south of Switzerland's capital Bern.
After surviving for 75 years, the authorities have declared that the
collection is an environmental hazard and intend to clear it by court order
later this year. But the plan has provoked uproar among concerned Kaufdorf
locals and more than just a few other Swiss residents. A campaign to
preserve the site was started last month when an open day was held. The
organisers expected about 50 people to attend, but 10,000 turned up. Franz
Messerli, whose father founded the car cemetery, said: "We never expected
such interest. Our aim is to preserve it for posterity as a national work
Mr Messerli's father, Walter, opened what was originally intended as a
vehicle breaker's yard in 1933. A part-time racing driver and scrap-metal
dealer, he was fascinated by cars and even taught himself to be a mechanic.
At its peak, his collection numbered about 2,000 vehicles.
(HD) SCC: Citroën DS 21 1972 - Giro di Prova - Test Drive - Probefahrt - Prueba de manejo
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Recently we came across this beautiful Citroën DS 21 1972 at The Gallery
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The Citroën DS is an automobile which was manufactured and marketed by the
French company Citroën from 1955 to 1975. Styled by Italian sculptor and
industrial designer Flaminio Bertoni and the French aeronautical engineer
André Lefèbvre, the DS was known for its aerodynamic futuristic body
design and innovative technology, including a hydropneumatic self-levelling
The DS advanced achievable standards in automobile ride quality, handling,
and braking.  Citroën sold nearly 1.5 million D-series during the
model's 20-year production run. The DS came in third in the 1999 Car of the
Century competition, recognizing the world's most influential auto designs,
and was named the most beautiful car of all time by Classic & Sports Car
1972 Citroën DS21 Pallas Edition DS Citroen Marchal Directional Headlights EURO 4 Sale
Citroen DS21 in the Pallas Edition no less WOW http://www.1ownercarguy.com
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Hubcaps correct for the Pallas Model on EBAYThe interior is in good shape
and it runs and drives great the suspension is in Great working order and i
would just do the tops of the front seats and drive it and let it rise in
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The 1955 DS cemented the Citroën brand name as an automotive innovator,
building on the success of the Traction Avant, which had been the world's
first mass-produced monocoque front-wheel-drive car in 1934. In fact, the
DS caused such a huge sensation that Citroën was apprehensive that future
models would not be of the same bold standard. No clean sheet new models
were introduced from 1955 to 1970.
The DS was a large, expensive executive car and a downward brand extension
was attempted, but without result. Throughout the late 1950s and 1960s
Citroën developed many new vehicles for the very large market segments
between the 2CV and the DS, occupied by vehicles like the Peugeot 403,
Renault 16 and Ford Cortina, but none made it into production. Either they
had uneconomic build costs, or were ordinary "me too" cars, not up to the
company's high standard of innovation. As Citroën was owned by Michelin as
a sort of research laboratory, and were a powerful advertisement for the
capabilities of the radial tyre Michelin had invented, such experimentation
Other models produced by Citroën were based on the utilitarian 2-cylinder
2CV economy car (that contained some of the most advanced independent
suspension chassis engineering in the world). The Ami also designed by
Flaminio Bertoni attempted to combine the styling of the DS with the
advanced chassis of the 2CV. It was very successful in France in the 1960s,
but less so on export markets because of its controversial styling, and by
being noisy and underpowered. The Dyane, was a modernised 2CV with a
hatchback, to compete with the Renault 4.
Citroën finally did introduce the Citroën GS in 1970, which won the
"European car of the Year" for 1971 and sold a spectacular 2.5 million
units. But it was still underpowered by a flat-4 air-cooled engine and the
intended Wankel rotary-engined version did not reach full production
The mechanical aspects of the gearbox and clutch were completely
conventional and the same elements were used in the ID 19. The gear change
control though, consisted of a hydraulic gear selector, and clutch control.
The speed of engagement of the clutch was controlled by a centrifugal
regulator sensing engine rpm and driven off the camshaft by a belt, the
position of the butterfly valve in the carburettor (i.e., the position of
the accelerator), and the brake circuit. When the brake was pressed, the
engine idle speed dropped to an rpm below the clutch engagement speed, thus
preventing friction while stopped in gear at traffic lights. When the brake
was released, the idle speed increased to the clutch dragging speed. The
car would then creep forward much like automatic transmission cars. This
drop in idle throttle position also caused the car to have more engine drag
when the brakes were applied even before the car slowed to the idle speed
in gear, preventing the engine from pulling against the brakes.
Directional headlamps were introduced as an option on the DS in September
1967 (standard on the Pallas model) for the first time on a Citroën.
Behind each glass cover lens, the inboard high-beam headlamp swivels by up
to 80° as the driver steers, throwing the beam along the driver's intended
path rather than uselessly across the curved road. The outboard low-beam
headlamps are self-leveling in response to pitching caused by acceleration
1909 Cadillac First Start in 79 Years
This 1909 Cadillac was stripped down into a speed car, raced and then
parked in 1934. I was acquired in the early 1960's for restoration. The
restoration was put on hold for many years and then re-started a few years
ago. After multple checks of the ignition and timing we finally achieved
the first start on July 28, 2012. There is still more to do to tune the
engine and sort it out for driving later this year.
The spray on the first try happened when we left the primer cups open. It
runs better with them closed.
And the owner did make it a bit easier by adding an electric starter to the
For more of the story see the HCCA Gazette, May - June 2009.
To see how things turned out, see the related video, 1909 Cadillac first
drive at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qEy0KagVrIw
James May Talks about Citroen DS
James May of " Top Gear" Talks about the Citroen DS in Episode 8 of Season
Another Video giving us more detailed conventional look at the car from