This 1975 Citroen DS23 IE Pallas comes from the final year of production and was reportedly imported to the US from Switzerland. Finished in black over tobacco brown, the car is powered by a fuel-injected 2.3L inline-four paired with a five-speed manual gearbox. Approximately 100 miles have been added since the selling dealer purchased the car seven months ago from Hyman Ltd. Maintenance during that time included changing the fluids and installing new suspension boots and a new fuel filter. This DS23 is now offered out of Saint Louis with a Missouri title.
This European-specification model features articulating front headlights and wears a black finish with a matching roof panel. Closeups of the stainless bumpers and trim are provided in the gallery below.
The factory wheels are fitted with a set of stainless covers and Vredestein Sprint Classic tires. This late-production DS utilizes LHM or “green” hydraulic fluid.
A video illustrating various functions and operation of the self-leveling suspension shown above.
The Pallas interior features more luxurious seats and door panels, here trimmed in tobacco brown leather. Pallas models also received higher-quality carpets and additional cabin insulation from the factory.
A single-spoke steering wheel frames Jaeger instrumentation, including a 200-km/h and 8k-rpm tachometer. The five-digit odometer shows 72k kilometers (~45k miles).
The 2,347cc inline-four came equipped with optional Bosch fuel injection and was factory-rated for 124 horsepower, which is sent to the front wheels through an optional five-speed manual gearbox.
Additional photos of the underside are provided in the gallery, and a driving video can be viewed below.