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The model appeared in the latest series of the popular Quest show where the car was completely renovated. However, experts at Car and Classic say the model is rare in its own right with just around 100 Citroen DS 21s still on the road in the UK.
The car’s restoration was shared with DS Workshop who carried out a major mechanical overhaul on the vehicle.
Updates were made to the bodywork and the hydropneumatic suspension before being re-trimmed ahead of its TV reveal.
In line with the extensive overhaul, the vehicles 2.1litre engine was checked, serviced and cleaned.
The models five-speed manual transmission was fully inspected while the brakes were refurbished and new tyres installed.
Car and Classic said the original body panels were “passed their best” but a “bolt on, bolt off” feature meant these could be easily switched.
Once completed and rust-free, Salvage Hunters presenters Paul Cowland and Drew Pritchard finished the car in traditional Citroen Brun Scarabee metallic which cost four figures.
Chris Pollitt, spokesperson for Car and Classic said the model was an “example of how a restoration should be done”.
He said: “We’re really excited to be offering this gorgeous DS via our auction platform.
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“There’s no TV magic here – the guys that have done the restoration on this really have spared no expense.
“If you’re after, or have always toyed with the notion of a DS, this is the one.
“The paint is flawless, the interior almost like new. Nothing has been missed – this is an example of how a restoration should be done.
“And being a TV star, you get extra kudos when you take it out to car shows and the like. It’s just a wonderful machine. If I could, I would!”
The car’s interior was also completely redesigned from its original threadbare condition.
The DS21 has been brought right up to modern standards with convenience features such as a DAB and Bluetooth stereo and updated music system.
But crucially a nod to the past remains with all the car’s key components accessible using the car’s original buttons.
Car and Classic have claimed the car will come with V5 documents and a full MOT but this expires in March.
There is also paperwork from DS Workshop and sales paperwork from the producers of the show.
The auction began yesterday with Car and Classic placing a Guide Price of between £24,000 and £28,000 for the car.
There has been a current bid placed for the car at just over £15,000 but Car and Classic said the reserve had not been met.
The auction is set to end at 8pm on Thursday February 18th so classic fans have not got too long to consider the model.
Car and Classic added: “The appeal here is that this is a Citroën DS, one of the most sought after and highly regarded classic cars out there.
“That, and the condition of it, are enough to sell this car. However, this one is that bit more special thanks having been on the TV.
“It may seem like only a small thing, but for many of us, that interesting chapter in this car’s history is going to be appealing.”
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