Major news abounds in the Citroën community with the find of a 1956 DS19 stored for 58 years with only 40,000 km on the odometer!
With many period accessories, this two-tone DS, first registered in the Bouches-du-Rhône region, was located in a garage from which it had not moved since 1963! It had been protected for all these years under a blanket by lady owner, who had inherited it from her father.
Rust-free and literally in time-warp condition, thanks to the southern french climate, the first owner took preservation measures from day one — even putting plastic covering on the seats!
Peter Schuring, a Dutch DS specialist, managed to unearth it with the help of a friend. Peter says it is somewhat of a heartbreak for him because as a restorer “I sometimes consider keeping this DS to myself, just to get around it and admire it.” But alas, it is going to be offered for sale. It may command a higher value being sold in running but “found” condition cosmetically, rather than undergoing a full restoration.
You can watch Peter and a french team team of helpers extract it from the garage and a trailer it home here:
And here are 17 photos of the find: