Lot 326 - 1974 Citroën DS Convertible
|Result||Sold - £13,664|
The Citroën DS is a four-door, front-engine, front-wheel-drive mid-size car manufactured from 1955 to 1975 in saloon, estate and convertible body configurations. Italian sculptor and industrial designer Flaminio Bertoni and the French aeronautical engineer André Lefèbvre styled and engineered the car. Paul Magès developed the hydropneumatic self-levelling suspension. Noted for its aerodynamic, futuristic body design and innovative technology, the DS set new standards in ride quality, handling, and braking. Citroën sold 1,455,746 cars, including 1,330,755 built at the manufacturer's original mass-production plant in Paris. The DS came third in the 1999 Car of the Century poll recognising the world's most influential auto designs and was named the most beautiful car of all time byClassic & Sports Carmagazine.
This is an original righthand drive example; however, it must be noted that this Citroën started its life as a hardtop and has since been converted to a convertible. The car appears to have spent much of its time recently overseas and is in need of restoration, but it starts, runs and drives and the all important hydropneumatic suspension appears to be in working order. We strongly recommend any interested parties to view this Citroën DS convertible in person to satisfy themselves as to its true condition.
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