25% Off: ’66 Citroen ID19
We really like Citroens so it is no surprise to see one on Mint every now and then. But this one is a bit unusual. It is an ID and not a DS. The ID shared the DS’s body but was less powerful. Although it shared the engine capacity of the DS engine. The ID19 was also more traditional mechanically: it had no power steering and had conventional transmission and clutch instead of the DS’s hydraulically controlled set-up. Initially the basic ID19 was sold on the French market with a price saving of more than 25% against the DS. The ID19 followed the DS19’s example in using a punning name. While “DS” is pronounced in French as “Déesse” (goddess), “ID” is pronounced as “Idée” (idea).
Okay, so we have a low-end Citroen that looks very original in the photo but we don’t know much more. Other than the ID has been serviced by a Citroen marque expert and the owner has 3 other Citroens. The seller mentions that it is a California car but we can’t say it was purchased in California. In fact, we aren’t quite sure the ID19 was even sold in the US. Now according to the Citroen Club website, this car might actually be a 1965 model titled in 1966. It appears to have the distinctive features of the earlier cars like the single headlights. But the dual headlights might be for DS21 exclusively. If you know for sure, please post a Comment. The Club site states that finding good examples are imperative as rough ones will cost plenty of, or should we beaucoup, bucks to get right. If you have read this far, you probably already are a Citroen fan and know that. Click here for the Craigslist ad.