1977 CITROEN GS
50 years of the GS in 2020; showing just under 33,000 kilometres; spent most of life in Spanish garage; regularly maintained; currently registered in Spain with UK NOVA details Celebrating its 50th Birthday this year (it was one of the featured cars at this year’s Retromobile show in Paris), the GS was voted European Car of the Year in 1971. It was probably the most technologically advanced car in its class with superior comfort, safety and aerodynamics to any of its rivals. This 1977 GS was assembled at Citröen’s Vigo factory in Spain and still has its Spanish registration. There is some uncertainty over whether it is in basic ‘Club’ or more upmarket ‘Palas’ specification (which could be a Spanish variation on the French ‘Pallas’ spec.) but there is no denying it is in very fine condition. Rust has carried away the majority of UK-domiciled cars and it is believed there are fewer than 20 still on the road. It registers just 33,000km on the odometer, although there is no way of telling how many kms it has actually covered over the last 43 years. It comes with its original Spanish logbook, MOT equivalent papers back to 1997 (including the current certificate which runs to April 2020), handbook, import papers and a NOVA number, which will greatly simplify registration in this country. This 1977 GS is in remarkably good condition and very stylish in its understated grey paintwork. It has been driven around the site at Brightwells, the engine sounding as it should along with the gears and brakes. The suspension raises and falls and the interior is in very good condition. The only issue we found was the interior door handle on the driver's side needs sorting. Hard to believe that the concept is 50 years old this year and thanks to the Spanish climate, it is hard to believe this one is 43 years old too.

Reg No: CC28052014
Chassis Number: E068-029551
Engine Size: 1222

Estimate: £3,000+

Lot 14

Lot ended

Thursday 28/05/2020

Hammer Price (inc. buyers premium)

£2,250
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