1968 Citroen DS

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1968
  • Mileage 
    99 599 km / 61 888 mi
  • Car type 
    Convertible / Roadster
  • Drive 
    LHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Number of doors 
    2
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

Transmission: 4 gears, Manual gearbox
Model year: 2020
Registration number: CI-00-85

We have an original Citroën DS 21 Chapron convertible. We wondered how it came to be that someone in Sweden bought such a car? Picture the scene: He is having breakfast with his wife in a small Parisian cafe. It is 1967. His wife asks him something, but he has not heard her. His mind is completely elsewhere. Yesterday he had wandered carefree over the Paris Motor Show with his wife and everything appeared to be just fine. Today, however, everything has changed; he is in love! He spotted her yesterday at the Citroën stand and it was love at first sight! “Darling”? He is back in the Parisian cafe and is staring into his wife’s puzzled eyes. “What’s up darling”? “You seem to be so distracted”. At that moment he can no longer keep his thoughts to himself and decides to share his new love with lovely wife. Finally he opens his mouth and the words “Darling I am in love” pour out. A large smile appears across his wife’s face as she knows exactly what he means. “It’s that Citroën DS 21 convertible isn’t it” she says? He nods in agreement. “But first why don’t we enjoy the rest of our holiday, we shall call Rickard when we get back home”. He knew she would understand. He is such a lucky fellow to have her. The car will be a gift to the love of his life. The former story is probably how and why, in 1968, Susanne Bonnier from Sweden came to own a lovely Citroën DS 21 S convertible. She kept the car until 1971, since when it has had three further owners in Sweden. We still have the transfer document form Bonnier to the second owner. Unfortunately, since the early 90’s, the DS has stood still, just being beautiful in a showroom in a small Swedish town. It was there in 2019 that we were able to liberate her. A glamorous car like a Citroën DS 21 convertible deserves a good life and not to be static in some backwater. When the DS was supplied in 1968 it had extensive Dinitrol treatment to protect it from the harsh Swedish winters. This treatment together with garaging have kept this car as solid as a rock. The fine bodywork is undamaged and has correct shut lines. Considering her age, her paintwork is still quite neat. The hood is also neat, shuts properly with just little signs of use and. The black leather interior trim is in a good state with a lovely patina. Mechanically the car is very sound. The engine has recently been serviced, all important parts were checked and if necessary replaced. The extensive and very complicated hydraulic system has also been completely checked and serviced. In a nutshell; a very rare opportunity to get your hands on a proper, low mileage, Citroën DS 21 Chapron convertible. The Chapron certificate has been requested and should be with us imminently. Gallery Aaldering is Europe’s leading Classic Cars specialist since 1975! Always 300-350 Classic and Sportscars in stock, please visit www.gallery-aaldering.com for the current stock list (all offered cars are available in our showroom) and further information. We are located near the German border, 95 km from Düsseldorf and 90 km from Amsterdam. So easy traveling by plane, train, taxi and car. Transport and worldwide shipping can be arranged. No duties/import costs within Europe. We buy, sell and provide consignment sales (selling on behalf of the owner). We can arrange/provide registration/papers for our German (H-Kennzeichen, TÜV, Fahrzeugbrief, Wertgutachten usw.) and Benelux customers. Gallery Aaldering, Arnhemsestraat 47, 6971 AP Brummen, The Netherlands. Tel: 0031-575-564055. Quality, experience and transparency is what sets us apart. We look forward to welcoming you in our showroom