Citroen DS 23 Pallas Injection Electronique Brun Scarabee – Electric Conversion

This 1973 Citroen DS23IE Pallas is finished in Brun Scarabee over a Tabac leather interior.  The car has reportedly been registered in the Netherlands since new, and approximately 4,000 kilometers have been added by the seller since his acquisition two years ago. Other features include a sliding metal sunroof and a tow hitch. This DS23IE recently received a renewed MOT and is now being offered in Amsterdam with a transferable Dutch registration in the seller’s name.

The body has been refinished in recent years in the factory shade of Brun Scarabee. Rust repair was reportedly required on the doors and fenders prior to the repaint.

1973 Citroen DS23 Pallas 5-Speed LPG Conversion

Replacement H4 headlights and front turn indicators have been installed during the seller’s ownership. A set of Michelin XAV/XVS tires come fitted.

Until today: The 2.3-liter inline-four is paired with an optional 5-speed manual gearbox and utilizes Bosch fuel injection. Recent service work performed by the seller included the installation of a replacement battery and starter motor relay. A conversion kit enabling the car to run on liquefied petroleum gas has been installed, and the secondary LPG fuel tank has been added in the rear compartment. The system is switchable and regular gasoline can also be used. Nice, but so 1973…

1973 Citroen DS23 Pallas 5-Speed LPG Conversion

1973 Citroen DS23 Pallas 5-Speed LPG Conversion

This car is a beautiful base for an electric conversion. Everything is in a good condition, so we can concentrate on the conversion itself. Ruben Stern is an expert of changing of old Citroens from gasoline into modern electric cars. Mostly 2CV’s nowadays, but he converted a Citroen DS a while ago. This car is available for a test ride. The two pictures below show the conversion of our former project.

Because the conversion hasn’t been done yet, the new owner can decide about the new specs of the car: horsepower, range, type of battery and of course prices. Range up to 300 km(200 miles). Maximum speed about 150 km/h (90 m/h). Here below you can see how we can put batteries in different places in a citroen ds.