1975 Citroen DS23 IE Pallas PrivateCars - East Saint Louis - 7 views
This 1975 Citroën DS23 IE Pallas is one of just 847 examples built during the final year of DS production and was reportedly imported to the US from France in 2002. It was refurbished over the years in South Carolina before being acquired by the selling dealer in 2019. Finished in gray with a contrasting black roof, the car is powered by a fuel-injected 2.3-liter inline-four paired with a column-shifted Citromatic transmission and is equipped with power-assisted steering and brakes, air conditioning, and a sliding ragtop. Work in the last 500 miles is said to include a rebuilt hydraulic regulator, along with replacement hydraulic spheres, brakes, engine mounts, and front tires. This DS23 is now being offered with service records beginning in 2016, refurbishment photos, and a clean Missouri title.
Previously finished in brown with a silver roof, the car was repainted its current shade of gray with a black roof some time after it was imported to the US in 2002. Features include Pallas-specific brushed metal C-pillars and chrome belt line trim, as well as a Webasto sliding roof and swiveling Euro-spec headlights. Flaws noted by the seller include a dent on the front bumper, a crease on the lower driver-side front fender, and paint imperfections on the roof.
The 15” steel wheels have been fitted with SM hubcaps and are wrapped in Michelin rubber. According to the seller, the front tires were recently replaced, the brakes were serviced, and the hydropneumatic suspension system was refreshed with replacement spheres and a rebuilt regulator. The car is equipped with power-assisted steering and inboard front disc brakes with rear drums.
The cabin features twin front bucket seats and a rear bench that have been reupholstered in black leather with gray cloth inserts. The seller notes that the door panels, carpets, and headliner have also been replaced, and air conditioning from a donor Citroën has been added.
A black single-spoke steering wheel frames a 120-mph Jaeger speedometer along with an array of warning lights and vertical gauges for fuel level and coolant temperature. The tachometer is inoperable, and the five-digit odometer shows just over 46k miles, approximately 150 of which have been added by the selling dealer.
The 2.3-liter inline-four and its electronic fuel injection system were rebuilt sometime after 2002. The engine is also equipped with an aftermarket air intake, and the seller reports that the engine mounts have been replaced in the last 500 miles.
The front wheels are driven through a column-shifted four-speed semi-automatic transmission that was also rebuilt sometime after 2002. Additional underbody photos are provided in the gallery, and three videos showing a test drive, engine start-up and interior tour, as well as a demonstration of the suspension can be seen below.