Lot 132 - 1972 Citroën DS21 Pallas
|Odometer reading||46,510 km|
|Estimate||£16,000 - £20,000|
It is of little surprise that Automobile Magazine voted the Citroën DS21 as fifth on the 2005 list of ‘100 Coolest Cars’. It's design, from nose to tail, was unlike nothing else before or indeed after its launch back in 1955. The advances were not restricted to aesthetics, underneath the skin, the technology was also in a different league. From its swivelling headlights to its single spoked steering wheel right through to the advanced hydropneumatic self-levelling suspension system which was so good, Rolls-Royce even came knocking at their Parisian headquarters. An incredible 12,000 orders were placed on the launch date at the Paris Motor Show, a figure only recently eclipsed by Tesla in 2016.
This elegant motorcar is a later model as illustrated by the faired-in headlamps and also benefits from being a factory ‘Pallas’ model as shown by the specification of the interior and exterior trim and confirmed by the Citroën Car Club. All DS21s were built identically but were then spec’d by their first owner as standard or the luxury ‘Pallas’ specification. A Pallas included gold text to the rear boot, leather seats and chrome bumpers as well as other minor details. The complex suspension system has recently been rebuilt and a new radiator and battery fitted. Presented good running order, together with a fresh 12-month MoT test certificate, this supremely iconic motorcar has enormous kerb presence.
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