Unlike many DSs, he front chassis showed no signs of previous accident damage.

In this photo, the front cross member has been removed (it is welded in on later cars) for repairs.

The cross member immediately in front of the gearbox shows some signs of 'relieving' on the lower flange, which would have taken place when the car was fitted with the later 5-speed gearbox at some point when still living in France.

Everything about its condition underneath appeared to confirm the low indicated mileage of about 80,000 Km