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HISTORICS @ BROOKLANDS
SATURDAY 25th NOVEMBER 2017
MERCEDES BENZ WORLD, WEYBRIDGE SURREY
1967 CITROEN DS21 SAFARI
Chassis Number - 3555748
Engine Number - 316042708
Estimate - £24,000 -,£30,000
This delightfully handsome Citroën Safari was originally owned by Sir David Duncan who was part of the Mackintosh family, famous for their mouth-watering toffee. He used the car in Kenya and kept her at his lodge near Nairobi. Sir David sold the car in 1995 to Mr Kirt Wittig who ran a specialist Citroën business in Cape Town, South Africa. He stored the car until 2003 and decided to restore the ID21 Safari. She was sold in 2007 and again in 2009 to a purchaser who shipped the car to the UK.
The fifth and current vendor purchased the Citroen in May 2012 with just under 68,000 miles recorded. He had the car stripped and re-painted in the correct ‘Blanc Carrera’ with a two-tone grey roof. A 1967 model year DS/ID is unique and highly desirable in that it has the earlier style ‘Frog-eye’ front yet has the later style green LHM fluid based hydraulic mechanicals powering the suspension, brakes and steering. The 21 series engine is considered the best variant as it benefits from a five main bearing crankshaft offering performance and refinement. Mechanically this is a well-sorted example and has been very well maintained by the fastidious vendor. In the rear, she has two side mounted single seats that fold into the floor. Supplied with a V5C registration document and a current Mot test certificate valid until 7th June 2018 together with a good history folder, this righthand drive Citroën is in splendid order and will turn heads wherever she appears.