New logo and new website

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29/11/2020 will shortly be moving to with a new logo and a new website !

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Citroen DS Leather interior fitting (before and after images)

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Before and after pictures of a Citroen DS 23 Pallas where we refurbished the complete interior with new tan carpets and "tabac" leather with rear window blinds. 


Citroen DS interior restoration

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Citroen DS interior renovation service. For full details, please visit our "Citroen DS Interior " page or contact us: [email protected]

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New Citroen DS rear chrome hinges

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 Available for the first time, these are brand new remanufactured rear chrome boot hinges, identical to the original ones. Most of these were fitted to Citroen DS Pallas.

For sale through French Classics at £ 289 + vat + p/p

Please email us to place your order: [email protected]

Citroen DS 21Cabriolet

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After 3 years of restoration, this original Citroen DS21 M Cabriolet “de serie” #9341 is finally complete !. 
It was discovered in 2015 in Ota (Gunma Prefecture), North of Tokyo in Japan.With the help of Noelle Chapron-Paul and her father’s records, we were able to trace back its originality and history. It arrived at Ets Henri Chapron at Levallois on the 5th October 1969 and was sold by Citroen on the 31st of the same month. The car stayed in France until it was exported to Japan in 1988. This cabriolet DS has been restored to concours condition whilst retaining the all important original chassis – optional specifications as per the Chapron order book included white paintwork (Blanc Cygne) with black leather interior and height adjustable driver’s seat. This car is one of only 54 Cabriolet for the 1970 model year and one of only 6 made with carburetter and manual gearbox.

New arrivals Spring 2018: Citroen DS 21 Confort 1968 and Citroen DS21efi Prefecture 1970

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New interior fitted to a 1968 Citroen DS 21 Pallas

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Complete interior fitting for this 1968 Citroen DS 21 Pallas. Carpet, high grade "Havane" interior, headlining, repolished chrome works, matching hearests  etc...

Citroen DS Interior

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 French Classics can offer the supply and fitting of complete leather interior in either light brown (Havane), dark brown (Tabac) or black leather. Various optional extras are available including headrests, central front armrest, new stainless steel entry plates etc..

For full details, check our dedicated web page : Citroen DS Interior

Citroen DS 21 Cabriolet undergoing restoration

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This original DS21 Cabriolet Usine from October 1969 is undergoing total restoration having spent the last 28 years in Japan - This is one of only 54 Cabriolet built for the 1970 model year by H. Chapron and our Cabriolet is one of only 6 with the carburetter engine and manual transmission ! - (Blanc Cygne paintwork)

Next stage: fitting new chrome work and new black fabric hood. 

Citroen SM delivery

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 Just taken delivery of this stunning green metallic 1972 Citroen SM with 2.7L Maserati engine. 

DS World at Paris Motor show 2016

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Highlights of the Ds world stand at the 2016 Paris Motor Show


Citroen DS engine Stickers

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Exclusive to French Classics, this A4 size Citroen DS specific engine sticker set. Some of the stickers have never been reproduced in the past. Printed in satin finish and in limited number ! - Full details in our product page

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Citromobile 2016 - Amsterdam

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Annual meeting of Classic Citroen held in Amsterdam with a great selection of vehicles and parts.

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Citroen Ds21 Cabriolet heading back to France...

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This original DS21 Cabriolet Usine from October 1969 is now back in France having spent the last 28 years in Japan. It has gone for a complete "nuts and bolts" restoration which should take about 12 months to complete. The upholstery will be done in the UK.  This is one of only 54 Cabriolet built for the 1970 model year by H. Chapron and our Cabriolet is one of only 6 with the carburetter engine and manual transmission !


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The start of the classic car season for 2016...Reims (indoor and outdoor autojumble and Club exhibition)

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French Classics joins Facebook

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 You can now follow us on Facebook by typing French Classics Ltd or by clicking here clicking here

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Citroen Ds new leather

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Complete leather fitting to a Ds Pallas...Before and after pictures.

Festival des Belles Mecaniques

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 Festival des Belles Mecaniques - Roubaix 2013

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08/05/2013 now becomes

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Retromobile 2013

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 Classic car show held in Paris every year with some of the best French Classic cars on display...enjoy !

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Ready for take off...

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 Citroen Hy van parked at London Gatwick North Terminal, departure level. This van provides coffee and snacks.

As good as new...

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 CITROEN DS 23EFI PALLAS 1974 fully restored for French Classics in France. The restoration took 2 years and also involved the complete rebuilt of the engine and gearbox. New Italian black leather similar in colour and grain to the original was fitted including matching headrests and front and rear armrests. 123 electronic ignition fitted. drives like a new DS ! ( more pictures on the Feature car section of the home page)

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Citroen Hy van on the Apprentice BBC1

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One of French Classics' Hy vans purchased in 2010 from Wholefood Heaven was featured as part of the BBC1 programme, the Apprentice. The subject of the task was "Selling food  from mobile unit". Wholefoodheaven is a Vegeterian catering  specialist :

Citroen Hy van for Elephant Juice Soup Co.

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  ELEPHANT JUICE SOUP COMPANY is an ethical, healthy street food business specialising in soup. Elephant Juice is a for profit company with a social conscience, promising that ONE FEEDS TWO: every time a customer purchases their soup, they will feed a hungry person in need. DUMBO 1, their first vintage H-Van, serves a seasonal selection of soups from various locations in Edinburg. Website:

Classic car show in Reims 2012

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  Salon Champenois du Vehicule de Collection, March 2012, Reims in North east France. Good show for French Classic cars and beginning of the classic car season.

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Citro-retro show in Northern France

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 Classic car show in Northern France near Lille. Check out the AMI 8 PROTOTYPE with the Wankel engine. The car was named "M35"

Mobile specialty coffee roasters

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 One of French Classics' Hy vans now working for Coffee Real, a specialty coffee roasters. They import coffee from all over the world.

Citroen HY Currus - Lemon Jelli van

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Another one of French Classics' van now converted to a mobile Creperie, smoothies and coffee shop.

Mobile Citroen Hy van selling wine

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 One of French Classics' van now selling Prosseco and Italian sparkling wine at various UK events.

Classic car show in Northern France

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Please check out some highlights of an enjoyable  Classic car meeting  we attended in Northern France.

R.H.D Citroen DS restored in France

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We have just collected our Right-hand-drive DS 23 Pallas which went for a complete restoration in France during the last 9 months. The leather used  on our car  was found in a dry storage room of a french upholsterer who had kept it since the 70's. It is the original leather used by Citroen and therefore, the colour, pigment and design are 100 % correct. There was even enough to re-upholster the headrests and the front central armrest ! The engine was completely stripped and rebuilt. The car was resprayed in Beige Tholonet with a black roof. 

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