Priced to sell, as I do not have the time to do this restoration project completion.
This was the original advert that I saw 1 year ago - when I bought this car and garaged it - nothing has changed! other than I don't have the time to give this car the attention it deserves. the car is stored in kings hill, near Tonbridge.
therefore, the car is being sold as outlined below from the original vendor:
Meet Peggy-Xeu! Peggy-Xeu (XEU 675K) is a stunning, immaculate and near perfect Citroen DS Super 5 first registered in France in April 1972. She makes people stop and stare admiringly. She makes old men’s hearts sing. And she’s the most beautiful DS I’ve ever owned.
I bought this car last year in South West France from an elderly retired policeman, who was very sorry to see it go. I bought it for use in a TV programme pilot we were making at my company (). I had the car transported back to the UK, went through the whole registration process and spent six months having her lovingly recommissioned (see work completed below) before filming took place (I didn't have to do this - I just love the Citroen DS so it became a passion project of mine).
The car's bodywork is in immaculate condition as having had the mechanical work done in a specialist Citroen DS garage, I then treated her to a no expenses spared full bare metal respray in a professional bodyshop (just completed March '18) and her bodwork is completely 100% rust free.
It is very rare indeed to find a black DS, and I think this is the most beautiful model of this great classic, her shiny black paint perfectly offset by her deep red cloth interior. She also has what I think is the most responsive and fun engine to drive, and the 5-speed gearbox makes an enormous difference on longer journeys (she is my third DS!)
The car passed her MOT which expires on 2nd January 2019 (although due to new government regulations, she will no longer have to have an MOT in the future - plus she is of course tax exempt as an historic vehicle).
The paintwork has just been done so the bodywork is in concours condition - completely spotless everywhere. You can see your face in her beautiful finish.
Mechanically no expense has been spared on the upkeep of this car. The engine purrs, starts first time every time and feels like you are driving a finely tuned, highly refined classic. I love sitting in the driver seat, waiting for the hydraulics to lift you into the air, then gliding off, not having to worry about bumps in the road (it feels like you're driving on a cloud) and watching people wave (some even clap). She is an absolute dream to drive.
To restore her to her former glory I have had the following work done, as well as giving her a full service:
New suspension spheres
New oil filter
New Spark plugs
New Cassette points
New Upper Breather Pipe
New Lower Breather Pipe
New Carburettor inlet tube
New Battery Bracket
Second hand read exhaust fitting kit
new front indicator units
New Rear Suspension gaitor
New Handbrake pads
New exhaust flexi pipe
Completed minor welding on the underside of the car
Fitted missing rear view mirror
Replace choke knob
Sort out wiring faults for lights
The works above and the respray cost many thousands of pounds, but I feel like it was worth it because she looks absolutely beautiful now and can be enjoyed for many years to come.
The interior has deep red cloth interior. I was going to restore these as the material has ripped slightly on the front seats, and is a bit faded, but I came to like it that the interior is all original and it feels like you're stepping back into the 1970s, so I've left it as is. I’ve bought some temporary (non original) red seat covers which are in the boot. As is, I think it's like being in a time capsule.
I believe in karma and honesty - so in that spirit the only tiny things I can think of which are negatives are that the clock doesn't work (I've never found one on a DS that does), the chrome bumper has a dent on it (only visible when you open the bonnet), the front seats are worn, the interior is faded and the boot lock is frozen (it opens and closes, but I can't lock it). That's literally it.
Please know that the car is as described and you're welcome to come and check it over yourself. I am also a member of the Citroen Car Club.
She is the best example of this model I have seen. I use her only occasionally on dry days - without any problems whatsoever. She has done 65,000 kms, or 40,200 miles - I recently drove to Oxford with her for work and back without any problems.
I have never driven a car where I get stopped so regularly and have the car photographed. I often come back from a shop or trip out to find a crowd standing round the car, and stopping at traffic lights has become a conversation starter with neighbouring drivers popping their heads out of windows to have a chat.
The only reason I’m selling is because our filming has finished and sadly I don't have a garage to keep her in.
Hopefully the new owner can send me pictures now and then of her continuing adventures.
- LayoutFront Engined
- Size2,200 cc
- AspirationNormally Aspirated
- Top speed-
- Driven Wheels-
- Body typeSaloon
- Vehicle height-
- Vehicle width-
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