Thanks to Citroënvie member Ian Stokes for drawing our attention to this unusual Vietnamese conversion of DS sedan to a cabriolet on ebay. The most distinguishable thing visually that it is not a true cabrio is the top of the windshield where on each corner you can see the sedan’s roof-line extending out to a point rather than the windshield frame being beefed up but rounding at that point.
Here is the ebay ad copy:
- The wheels need to be balanced.
- The fuel gauge does not work.
- There are four bubbles in the paint.
- The rack may be leaking internally.
- The engine was rebuilt but is smokey.Maybe the (non-original) carby.
- The gearbox shifts like new, but is a 4 speed.
- The door trims need to be fastened securely.
- The seats, of buffalo hide, are too hard for a D.
Rather amusing ad. James expects to get $75K US for a replica DS cabrio with all these issues? Great DS cabriolet “but”:
- wheels need balancing
- NG fuel gauge
- paint bubbles
- leaking steering rack
- smoking engine
- 4 rather than 5 speed gearbox
- door trims need fastening
- buffalo hide seats that are way too hard.
But hey! “Other than that” he says, “it’s mint!” Uhmmm, right! Did you see the fit of the roof? And take a close look at the engine bay. Something tells us that the owner didn’t quite score the right coach builder in Vietnam and that he should have started out with a mechanically decent DS.
No wonder his heart now lies elsewhere!