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Offline strelnik

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Citroen
« on: March 18, 2009, 11:58:33 PM »
Here is the pride of my Citroen collection, in three replies to make certain they arrive in the forum ok w/o crashing anything.

This is the only known Traction d'Ivoire in the US, one of 1,235 cars
made in 1951 with all ivory appointments including steering wheel,
which has seriously deteriorated. The car was owned by the late Norman
Eipper, a hotel and resort owner. It won 2nd place in the 1978 Best
Citroen contest sponsored by the Citroen Councourse of America. After
that it was stored in Nevada in a climate controlled environment for
over 20 years, then brought out for use by the owner. His Florida golf
buddy had a Citroen as well.

The car was sold to me in 2005 to spite two less-than-honest antique
brokers who tried to flim-flam Mr Eipper. By chance I evaluated the
car the very next week for a third unconnected party. Eipper sold me
the car because he said I was the only one who gave him honest answers
about it. To make it affordable, he lowered the price considerably and
allowed time payments or it would have been out of my reach.

I have done one minor repair which was carried out by David Boehnke,
who restores antique race cars. He removed rust on a chassis longeron,
welded a reinforcement by hand and coated the area with anti-rust.

I have an interior spoecialist picked out, I just need someone who
knows how to reconstitute ivory to finish the job, then the car will
be ready for some road trips.
« Last Edit: March 19, 2009, 04:26:35 AM by Jim Axman »
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Citroen
« Reply #1 on: March 19, 2009, 12:00:51 AM »
here is the lowest-mileage DS21 in the country with 42,000 miles, purchased from a museum which doidn't know how to maintain it. So I traded it for Packard memorabililia. It used to belong to the wealthiest man in Montana who left his entire collection of 125 cars to the state to create an auto museum.

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Re: Citroen
« Reply #2 on: March 19, 2009, 05:49:15 AM »
Have always wanted to own a DS, maybe one day, such a sleek and slippery looking car.


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Re: Citroen
« Reply #3 on: March 29, 2009, 06:22:22 PM »
Have always wanted to own a DS, maybe one day, such a sleek and slippery looking car.

Des,
I didn't show it, but I have one of the eight 4 door convertibles made by a company named Reutter. As soon as I finish the interior, after I do other things, then I'll be able to work on it.

I will have a third Citroen DS for sale in the summer as well.

Darryl
Das Beste oder nichts!