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CitroŽn DS 19 Cabriolet Chapron 1964 Forrest Green For Sale
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|Just as it had done 21 years previously with the revolutionary 'Traction Avant', CitroŽn stunned the world again in 1955 with the launch of the strikingly styled 'DS'. Noted for its low-drag aerodynamic, futuristic body design, the DS set new standards in ride quality, handling and braking. It featured all-independent, self-levelling, hydro-pneumatic suspension, it was also the first production car to be equipped with disc brakes. No car would match the DSís ride quality for several years, the fundamental soundness of CitroŽn's ahead-of-its-time hydro-pneumatic suspension can be seen demonstrated by the fact that it was still being used in present-day top-of-the-range models.|
The DS's original 1,911cc, overhead-valve, long-stroke engine was replaced in 1966 by a short-stroke 1,985cc unit, also available in 2,175cc and 2,347cc capacities, while other DS developments included a restyled front end, swivelling headlights, fuel injection, and a five-speed gearbox.
Other models offered alongside the original DS were the ID, the Safari estate, and the two-door Dťcapotable, the latter boasting coachwork by Henri Chapron. Chapron's first convertibles had been produced independently of CitroŽn, but the factory eventually gave the project its blessing. Despite a much-reduced demand for bespoke coachwork after WW2, Chapron survived thanks to his exemplary creations for Delahaye, Talbot and Salmson, switching to offering bespoke versions of unitary construction models when motor manufacturers began to abandon the traditional separate chassis frame. The arrival of the CitroŽn DS in 1955 presented Chapron with a fresh opportunity that would result in his name being forever linked with this remarkable car.
Original Dutch supplied car, an early 1964 Citroen DS 19 Cabriolet Chapron. A very nice and original car from long term ownership in Forest Green metallic with sumptuous dark green leather interior. What a revolution the cars must have been when introduced late 1950ís.
20 876 KM
Euro 145 000,- (Approx. GBP 122 000,- at the time of writing)