1967 Citroen ID-19 Sedan CALL STAN 301-580-1979
Beautiful French Classic! Must sell.
* No rust.
* Super advanced for it’s time. Oleopneumatic (aka hydropneumatic) suspension.
* Mechanically in excellent condition.
* Very roomy and comfortable.
* Tires, exhaust, brakes, spare, very good. No radio.
* Body is in excellent condition.
Runs strong and shifts very well. No leaks. This car is a dream to drive! Maintained by a private mechanic.
1911cc 4 cyl, 4 Speed Manual
Black roof with White Carrare over Orange & White interior
- Recently acquired from the former owner of 18 years.
- Showing just 91,760kms (57,017 miles) on the odometer.
- One exterior repaint and routinely serviced to remain a wonderful road car!
- Splendid originality, with fully functional oleopneumatic self-leveling suspension!
- A revolutionary car for our generation, and one not to be overlooked in any collection!
French built Citroen ID-19 Sedan finished in code correct White Carrare over Orange Cloth interior! Showing only 91,769 Kilometers! Imported from France to the United States in 2002. A unique car to have in any collection, and certainly a head turner at every car show! So many special features to admire! An automotive hall of fame design forever cemented into history!
Citroen introduced the DS-19 in 1955 at the famed Paris Motor Show as the replacement for the Traction Avant. Its aerodynamic, futuristic design featuring a front engine, front-wheel-drive system with oleopneumatic self-leveling suspension and power disc brakes made for quite a stir among show goers! Unique with frameless doors and absent of a front grill, it looked like nothing else on the road, and incoming orders broke records that stood for decades! The DS was very sophisticated with hydraulic technology to power the brakes, steering, and even the gear selector. For this reason, it was also very expensive! Citroen knew many of its French patrons would not be able to afford such luxuries considering it was still recovering from WWII, so in 1957 another model would be offered, the ID-19.
Lacking the vacuum formed dash found in the DS along with the complicated hydraulic power steering and gear selector, the ID-19 would incorporate a simplified power braking system saving buyers about 25% over the costly DS-19. They would share the same body, self-leveling suspension, and even the size of the engine, albeit the ID version has slightly less horsepower. The top ranging trim level for both versions would be the Pallas model. It would dress the car with full wheel covers, chrome & brushed aluminum trim, as well as extra insulated interior with velour seating. In 1967, a Series B model was redesigned with a much more attractive front end to feature covered headlamps and revolutionary directional headlamps that turned with the steering wheel to illuminate the roadway more efficiently during cornering! Believe it or not, the Citroen ID-19 was also successful in motorsports racing as well, winning the 1959 and 1966 Monte Carlo Rallys against some very competitive manufacturers!
Offered here is a 1967 Citroen ID-19 finished in White Carrare with Black roof over Orange velour cloth interior. Powered by its original 1911cc Inline 4 cylinder with Solex carburetion and 4-speed manual transmission. It features a fully functional suspension leveling system, directional Marchal sealed beam headlights and lens covers, dual outside mirrors, Sekurit window glass, passenger vanity mirror, full polished wheel covers and body side moldings.
This is a Paris built example that stayed in Chartres, France until 2002, before being imported through Florida and quickly making its way to a local St. Louis car collection in December 2002 with 88,772 kilometers on the odometer. It would be exercised regularly for the first four years, adding 2,777kms by October 2006. All local service work would be carried out by local import specialist GLB Motorworks from this point forward. This included new fuel pump, rebuilding of the carb, drain & flushing the fuel tank, replacing rubber fuel lines, fresh fuel filter, and installing a new water pump in August 2006. Updated swivel style rear brake lines were installed that same rear with new hydraulic brake fluid and a bleed of the system. In 2012, with 91,726 kms on the odometer, the leveling suspension return line was replaced, drive line & fan shaft lubricated, new choke cable installed, valve adjustment performed with new valve cover gaskets.
Upon arrival to the St. Louis Car Museum in June 2020, it received a new battery, fuel tank flush, carburetor cleaned, new engine oil & filter, new rear tail light lenses, new stainless wiper blades, and general detail throughout. Having sat for a number of years with the previous owner due to health reasons, it once again continues to run remarkable well today! The overall vehicle condition would be best classified as driver quality, with an outstanding original presentation with one previous exterior repaint. The odometer now reads 91,760kms, or 57,017 miles, and is believed to be accurate from new. Although we do not have enough supporting evidence to make an actual miles claim. It will come with all original tire changing equipment and jack tools, French registration sticker still affixed to the windshield dated 2002 that matches the original registration plate 891JC28 on the rear bumper, and service records back to 2000.
This is clearly one of the most interesting cars ever built in the 20th century. The DS/ID series automobiles have consistently been recognized as one of the most influential cars ever produced, with induction into the Automobile Hall of Fame alongside the Ford Model T, VW Beetle, and Jaguar E-Type!