C. 1974 - CITROËN GS EX-YVONNE DE GAULLE Vehicle... - Lot 22 - Aguttes

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C. 1974 - CITROËN GS EX-YVONNE DE GAULLE Vehicle... - Lot 22 - Aguttes
C. 1974 - CITROËN GS EX-YVONNE DE GAULLE Vehicle sold without a registration title Last car bought new by Yvonne de Gaulle, stored in the family estate for several years after her death Purchased by a relative of the de Gaulle family, before being sold to the current owner Original condition, with significant perforating corrosion, particularly on the lower parts, the interior having been redone a few years ago Extensive overhaul to be undertaken prior to recommissioning Unique opportunity to buy a rolling piece of French History! When General de Gaulle passed away in November 1970, Yvonne de Gaulle and her personal chauffeur decided to discreetly sell the General’s DS 21, which was too big and expensive to run, and buy a more reasonable car. There weren’t many criteria for this change - it had to be a Citroën, and so it would be a GS! The only drawback was that the period colour chart did not include the colour black... So a special order was certainly placed with Citroën to have the car repainted as soon as it left the factory in the shade it wears today, synonymous with the discretion that characterised Madame de Gaulle. It seems that Madame de Gaulle only owned one GS, a car that followed her until the end of her life, in November 1979. The car was then immobilised for many years, before Mr B., manager of the Coopérative Laitière de Colombey-les-deux-Eglises, who had been close to the de Gaulle family for many years, rescued it from the scrap yard. Today, the car is in a rather poor state of preservation, with perforating corrosion having taken its toll on the door sills and the entire platform, and the fact that it has been out of service for almost 40 years means that it needs major work to get it back on the road. The interior seems to have been redone: Mr B.’s son has no recollection of seeing his father carrying out this work: had Madame de Gaulle had her upholstery changed after a few years of service? Some mysteries and discoveries remain to be made by the future owner. This car is a real piece of history, bearing witness to a personality of vital importance to the History of France. Collectors, museums: don’t let this unique opportunity pass by!
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