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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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.
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
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
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.
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!
Citroen DS 2.3 Pallas - my2cv.gr
Just an amateur video with the Citroen DS 2.3 Pallas. Sorry for the bad
quality but seeing a DS video is always a pleasure. At least for me :)
Visit our Citroen forum and share your 2CV - DS pictures and stories
Opening container with my DS break in Poti
The container was opened and my DS break appeared in good condition, but he
didn't want to start and was blocking another car that was behind him. Not
starting meant that the hydraulic system could not lift the car up and
lifting it up manually and pushing it out did not work. Fortunately Goga
found that the problem was with the rotor and he managed to fix it.
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.
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:
Transcontinental Railway Grade in May 2014:
City of Rocks, Idaho in April
Capitol Reef National Park in March 2014:
Grouse Creek and the AAA garage in February 2014:
Grand Canyon in January 2014:
Moab, UT in December 2013:
Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument November 2013:
Across Nevada on US 50, "The Loneliest Road in the Country", October 2013:
Mount Evans (the highest paved road in North America) August 2013:
Canada in June 2013: http://www.fordbarn.com/forum/showthread.php?t=109872
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:
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