- One of the first DS convertibles with "ashtray wings"
- Comprehensively restored 10 years ago
- An icon of the French automobile
The DS, a sculpture by Flaminio Bertoni, was the big surprise of the 1955 Paris Motor Show. Stunning, yet seductive, it was without any doubt at the very forefront of technological progress. It was not until 1960 that Citroën decided to produce its own factory-approved convertible by Henri Chapron. In total, 1,365 factory convertibles were manufactured from 1960 to 1971 with either the DS 19 or the DS 21 engine. The DS19 convertible that we are offering was registered on August 6, 1962. This rare version is one of the very early "cabriolets" launched in 1961 featuring the special "ashray" front wings. In 2008, this car was bought by its current owner, an enthusiast and a gentleman racer, from Losson Automobiles, Citroën specialists in general, and in particular of the DS and ID. The car was completely restored in 2006. Substantial work included those on the engine, hydraulic system, sheet metal, paint, upholstery and the convertible top. This genuine convertible features a metallic Gray exterior paint, combined with burgundy leather interior. It is equipped with a hydraulic box. DS cabriolets represent the French art de vivre and know-how. These sought after convertibles are beautiful, comfortable and rare. The car on offer is a great opportunity to access the great driving pleasure of the DS, hair blowing in the wind.