1963 Citroen ID19 - Needs Work

1963 Citroën Leather Seats

Technical specifications of Citroen 1963

Price: US $5,500.00
Condition: Used
Item location: Katonah, New York, United States
Make: Citroen
SubModel: ID19
Type: Sedan
Trim: Leather Seats
Year: 1963
Mileage: 95000
VIN: 3263807
Color: White
Engine size: Citroen
Number of cylinders: 4
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Manual
Drive type: FWD
Interior color: Brown
Drive side: Left-hand drive
Options: Leather Seats
Vehicle Title: Clear
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Car description

I bought this thinking I could restore it, but what it needs is beyond my ability.
Engine: It starts, from the starter key and ignition button. Engine sounds OK, but needs tuning. There is a leak in either the head gasket or the head. I'm not sure which. I installed a new coil and battery. It came with a new knock-off Weber that works. I have a new distributor, which will come with the sale. Clutch seems to engage, but I haven't attempted to run it. The car does roll freely.
Body: There is rust. In my non-professional opinion, it is not close to terminal. Previous to me, someone had used bondo on the right from quarter panel. Maybe elsewhere too. I haven't looked closely. As in the photo, the trunk floor is rotted through, but I have the replacement piece and it comes with the sale. The entire exhaust system will need to be replaced. Car has no working brakes, but the front calipers are in place, and I have the rears not installed. There are also four new brake pads.
Interior: Very rough. Leather seats front & rear - leather is in very good condition. The seats will need to be reinstalled. AM/FM radio. Don't know if it works. Gauges are present, but I don't know if they are working. There is power to the dashboard area. Dashboard cover is missing. All four windows open and close as they should. All doors open and close. I haven't tried the locks.
This is car is a restoration candidate. At worst, it's a great parts car.

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