Peugeot-Citroën’s newly-independent DS brand displayed a 1974 DS 23 on its stand at this year’s Shanghai Motor Show. The sedan was shipped in from Paris to show members of the media and show-goers what the new brand’s heritage looks like.
We don’t know much about this DS’ history but it’s certainly had an interesting life. A “Citroën préfère Total” sticker on the right side of the rear window indicates that it was sold new in France, but an orange sticker on the left side of the windows reveals that it was registered in Spain in 1975. All of this is ancient history, and a smaller sticker on the windshield tells us the DS is now part of Citroën’s private collection on the outskirts of Paris.