DS 19 PALLAS, 10/1967 (model 1968), 11530 KM.
COLOUR : Gris palladium AC108.
MODEL : The highest level of luxury, called PALLAS with brown leather upholstery.
1985cc 5 bearing engine, 4 speed gearbox.
From September 1967 :
- Alternator instead of dynamo.
- One of the first DS with the new nose and swivelling lamps. Stainless steel trim surrounding the headlamp glasses (until April 1969).
After reading an ad, some Dutch fans and I had the same appointment in a street in Nice, just in front of the late owner's private mansion. Her nephew had organized the sale, and the price quickly escalated.
Break at lunchtime, I just could not raise my bid. But I promised that I would keep the vehicle for my museum and that I would not do any business with the car. The vendor, who appreciated the argument, chose to sell the car to me. And the promise was kept...