Model DS 21 - Semi-Automatic Transmission Body Type Convertible Price SOLD
Make 1961-1971 Color Black
Year 1967 Interior Red
Specific description This car was one of four DS 21 cabriolet d’usine sold in Belgium in 1967. It was sold in 1994 to Rétromobile in London, who restored the car. In 1997 it returned to Belgium as it was sold to Mrs. Michèle Janssens in Hasselt. In 2003, the car returned again to England, where it remained till 2009, before being sold to a renowned DS collector in Germany. And finally the car returned to Belgium in 2012. This car is completely restored to a very high degree and is a striking black beauty.

Model description The Citroën DS is an automobile which was manufactured and marketed by the French company Citroën from 1955 to 1975. Styled by Italian sculptor and industrial designer Flaminio Bertoni and the French aeronautical engineer André Lefèbvre, the DS was known for its aerodynamic futuristic body design and innovative technology, including a hydropneumatic self-levelling suspension. The DS advanced achievable standards in automobile ride quality, handling, and braking.Citroën sold nearly 1.5 million D-series during the model's 20-year production run. The DS came in third in the 1999 Car of the Century competition, recognizing the world's most influential auto designs, and was named the most beautiful car of all time by Classic & Sports Car magazine. Rarest and most collectable of all DS variants, a convertible was offered from 1958 until 1973. The Cabriolet d'Usine (factory-built convertible) were built in small series by French carrossier Henri Chapron, for the Citroën dealer network. These DS convertibles used a special frame which was reinforced on the sidemembers and rear suspension swingarm bearing box, similar to, but not identical to the Break (Station Wagon) frame. From 1961 till 1971 a total of only 483 DS21 cabriolets was build, of which 31 in the year 1967 (the last year before the face-lift with the new covered headlights), and only 5 were “Belgian” cars (with Belgian chassis numbering). A grand total of 1365, ID 19, DS 19 and DS 21 cabriolet d’usine were build (1961 – 1971) of which +/- 300 are known to have survived.
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