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Citroen DS Group owners and fan Take a Citroen to where the going gets really rough. A dirt road perhaps, hardly wort...
Citroen DS Group owners and fan

Take a Citroen to where the going gets really rough. A dirt road perhaps, hardly worthy of the name. Gouged, rugged, chuck-holed. Now pour on the power!

Test-drivers, auto engineers, people who make cars their business, have done just that, and have come away shaking their heads in wonder. Hard put to find the right words to best describe the way Citroen has rippled them over terrain that could wreak quick havoc to any other production car in the world.

Citroen gets up and goes! Its engine is rugged, sturdy, and surprisingly economical. In fact, the new Citroen DS 19 is now capable of speeds in excess of 100 mph, with increased accelerations, and up to 32 miles per gallon. Front Wheel Drive and Air-Oil Suspension give it superb roadability. You must try the new DS 19.

Four-lane highway or road under construction, all roads lead to Citroen. Make your own road test. Only by means of a demonstration can you judge Citroen’s unique roadholding, superb comfort and roominess.

We invite you to a free demonstration of Citroen’s exclusive Air-Oil ride at your nearest Authorized Citroen Dealer.

Wind and Sea... Gas and Fluid... get together and make the Air-Oil Suspension which give the spindle-slender shape of the Citroen its look of weightlessness. They conspire to keep car body level, in constant equilibrium at any speed and over any road. Through hummock, hollow, or over hairpin curve, the Citroen is of imperturbable design, thanks to air and oil. Wed to them, she is wed as well to the road, to speed, to comfort, to the fulfilled promise of graceful driving! Consecrated by the label “Beaute France”...
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  •   Elizabeth reacted to this post about 7 months ago
    So cool drives the avant-garde Citroën DS & Lancia Flaminia For the modern family Who looked for a large sedan with the latest technology in the 60s, which was found at Citroën and Lancia. Two completely different design ideas were available. Words by Franz-Peter Hudek. Photos Ingolf Pompe Good to know. / #Lancia-Flaminia-Berlina / #Lancia-Flaminia / #Lancia

    Key data: #V6 engine, OHV, 2458cc, 102bhp, 1430kg, 160kph, 1957 to 1970 Price: 34,000 euros (good condition) Character: Representative sedan with complex transaxle drive. Very solid, very comfortable, liked to ride in the Vatican
    Citroën DS 21 Pallas

    Tech data: four-cylinder engine, OHV, 2175cc, 100bhp, 1280kg, 175kph, 1956-1975 Price: 31,000 euros (good condition) Character: The most famous classic from France: unique, detail obsessed, futuristic, comfortable and capricious / #Citroen-DS21-Pallas / #Citroen-DS21 / #Citroen-DS-Pallas / #Citroen-DS / #Citroen

    Is that even a car? Or maybe a spaceship from the Perry Rhodan novels? Who is sitting behind the wheel for the first time in a Citroën DS, that raises this question. Almost nothing is reminiscent of a 1966 automobile, not even the steering wheel, whose only spoke, like the tongue of a reptile, sticks out of an oval mouth. Only a spoke! How should that be?

    And it's extremely light in here. The reason: The high, almost circularly curved windscreen seems to seamlessly pass into the side windows, as if there were no roof posts. This creates a perfect all-round view. That one does not see the front end of the big Citroën is not a handicap. We do not have to follow any bumpy asphalt bands, but float on our comfortable salon chairs simply through the universe. Even the bright, dynamically designed dashboard with a band tachometer embedded in fine corrugated iron and various chrome-plated dials signals the DS novice: This is not a normal car!

    Cool restraint in the Lancia Quite different is the Lancia Flaminia Berlina, whose interior is based on the traditional sporty car towards the end of the 50s: classic two-spoke steering wheel with semicircular Hupring, steering wheel circuit and two large round instruments for speed and engine speed.

    No experiments, just a few little peculiarities such as the indications of oil pressure and oil temperature, tank contents and cooling water temperature, which inform the driver within the round, up to 180kmh speedometer scale. Or a massive handbrake lever installed across the instrument panel, which acts like a handy baton.

    The seating position is similar to the Citroën. However, the Lancia driver overlooks almost a third of his own magnificent automobile: the two fenders pulled far forward and the dominant, only slightly sloping bonnet with the wide air scoop. In general, the aristocratic Italian makes no attempt to hide his impressive 4.85 meters in length. Both the huge forward-curved radiator opening and the tail fins protruding far beyond the trunk lid make the majestic Lancia look even bigger. The Flaminia is undoubtedly a prestigious automobile.

    The goddess from outer space

    The DS, on the other hand, whose name is pronounced in French as "déesse" - "goddess" - also reminds on the outside of a spaceship, which has extended the wheels to land. Its long wheelbase of well over three meters and the compact basic shape with tapered, almost cooler bonnet and sloping mini tail make the large front-wheel drive sedan compact. At 4.84 meters in length, the Citroën is only an inch shorter than the mighty Lancia with its decorative fin jewelry.

    If you were looking for an alternative to a Mercedes-Benz 220S for your family or other prestigious passenger transport in the early sixties, you could choose between these two extreme models. However, the car enthusiastic family man should pursue a lucrative profession, because the two import sedans were not cheap. The 220S with 110bhp gave it for 13,200 Mark, while Citroën for the shown here DS21 Pallas 14,300 and Lancia for the Flaminia Berlina even briskly called 22,500 Mark.

    For this you also got the most modern technology and an exquisite equipment. When introduced in 1957 Lancia a V6 engine made of light metal with initially 2.5-liters displacement and 102bhp, from the end of 1962 with 2.8 liters of displacement and 129bhp. The transmission and differential form a unit with the DeDion rear axle and internal brakes. At the beginning, the luxury equipment also includes rear window wipers and the small side windows which can be opened by the driver using compressed air. The workmanship of the bodywork is impeccable and is at Rolls-Royce level.

    The Citroën DS, which was introduced in 1955, offers even more modern technology: The hydropneumatic system, a complicated high-pressure suspension system, replaces the steel suspension and ensures a constant ground clearance that can be adjusted in three stages. In addition, it levels the rolling and pitching movements in curves and braking.

    The braking system and the optionally available semi-automatic systems also work with a high-pressure system developed for the DS series. Therefore, there is no brake pedal, but only a rubber button, on which one should enter with feeling, in order to avoid full braking.

    Our DS21 Pallas photo model reinforces the spaceship character of the interior with its red fabric upholstery and door panels. Its top features include larger seats inside, rear pocket cups and chrome door handles, exterior auxiliary lights, rubber bumpers, decorative trim, metallic paint and more. The unrestored topex copy with freshly reconditioned technology and new wearing parts was provided to us by the Citroën specialist Dirk Sassen in Düsseldorf. The DS 21 Pallas in Gris Palladium from 1966 is there for sale, contact in the purchase advice.
    DS with removable fenders One of the many peculiarities of the DS is the single-screw rear fenders, which you have to remove to change a wheel. And a four-speed semi-automatic without clutch pedal, the selector lever is mounted above the steering wheel.

    To start the 100bhp four-cylinder we press the selector lever in its neutral position upwards. The first gear engages with a slight body shake, and with little gas we go - no: we take off! In fact, the DS seems to hover almost contactless over the asphalt and can be controlled by the traffic with its fragile-looking steering wheel effortlessly and with little effort. The Lancia, on the other hand, calls for the old-school motorist: the massive, precisely crafted door and the crazy steering wheel gearbox, whose linkage extends to the gearbox on the rear axle, need a little bit of pressure in their handling.

    When driving, however, the heavy car proves to be surprisingly handy. Even without power steering, the Lancia pulls thanks to optimal weight distribution quickly and almost without resistance by fast driven curves. The powerful, quiet and low-vibration VR6 engine also contributes to a superior driving pleasure. Which one should you take? Strict Classicism or courageous avant-garde? Hard to believe: At that time, nearly 1.5 million buyers (all Citroën D models) opted for the avant-garde and only 3943 for the expensive classicism.
    Conclusion

    Does the Flaminia sedan also look familiar? It's clear. Their trapezoidal style shaped the cars of the 60s. The big sedans of Austin, Fiat, Peugeot and others took over this epochal Pininfarina look. By contrast, there are no design items from the DS. There are still many roadworthy classics that amaze us again and again. Franz-Peter Hudek

    Citroen DS
    BODY-CHECK
    ■ Between the tank and the trunk, the box-shaped seats of the rear swingarm bearings sit on the floor of the car. If the Citroën DS rusted through here, then usually the whole car is destroyed. The frameless side windows often get water in the car and ruin seats and panels. If it penetrates the roof, it attacks the C-pillar next to the floor of the car. Because the rear fenders are fixed with only one screw, it is worthwhile to remove them and to check the condition of the C-pillar. Also check: outer box sections of the frame, door bottoms, fenders, trunk floor and the sheet metal under the chrome trim of the Pallas models.
    TECHNOLOGY-CHECK
    ■ With the change to the green LHM hydraulic fluid from 1966, the reliability of the hydropneumatics improved considerably. With well-maintained models it is usually sufficient to change the spring balls about every 100,000 kilometers. Less well maintained DS also leaks in the 34 meter hydraulic system due to corrosion or leaking connections. Steadfast are all engines - even the early Langhuber with only three crankshaft bearings. The DS 23 (especially IE) can get storage problems at almost 200,000 kilometers. The semi-automatic should be adjusted by the specialist.

    PRICES
    At introduction 1965 (Citroën DS 21) ....................................... 13 200 Mark
    Classic Analytics Award 2019 (condition 2/4) .................... 31 000/8500 Euro
    Insurance (Liability / Fully Comprehensive) * ........................... 61.64 / 187.43 Euro
    SPARE PARTS
    ■ Not only because of the more reliable technology, we recommend a late DS, ID or D version. As of 1967, almost every spare part is found - and this is easier than for early versions. These are also characterized by many variants that complicate authentic type-appropriate restorations or repairs.
    CLUBS AND SPECIALISTS
    DS-Club Germany e. V., Wermertshäuser Strasse 9, 35085 Ebsdorfergrund, Tel. 064 07/902 30, [email protected], www.ds-club.de DS Sassen GmbH & Co. KG (Import, Parts, Repairs), Benrodestraße 61, 40597 Dusseldorf, Tel. 02 11/711 87 02, www.ds-sassen.de Autohaus Schneider, Rosenfelder Strasse 5, 72351 Geislingen, Tel. 074 33/85 08, www.fahrzeuge-schneider.de
    WEAK POINTS

    1 pictures of swingarm bearings
    2 rear crossbeam
    3 leaking roof and windows
    4 A and C columns
    5 door bottoms and sills
    6 frame boom
    7 spent feather balls
    8 leaking hydraulic lines
    9 bearing damage motor (DS 23)
    10 BorgWarner fully automatic

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    Lancia Flaminia Berlina

    Under the representative body is modern drive technology, which requires a specialist. Good copies are therefore rare.

    BODY-CHECK
    ■ Anti-rust was a stranger to both Italy and France at that time - often with devastating consequences for the large Lancia Flaminia sedan. Responsible for this are numerous box profiles whose closed cavities are difficult to examine and contain no preservatives. The bare sheet received only a layer of underbody protection from below. Often also dampened insulation material in the rear area developed into annoying rust nests. Other problem areas of the Lancia Flaminia are: lamp pots, fenders in the area of the A-pillar, sills, side panels and the entire rear area with luggage compartment floor and end tips.

    TECHNOLOGY-CHECK
    ■ Properly maintained, the V6 engine hardly causes any problems. However, there are a few peculiarities. So a defective Novotex wheel of the tachometer drive can block the camshaft. Corrosion residues from the silumin (aluminum-silicon die-cast alloy) engine case may clog the water channels, resulting in blown cylinder head gaskets. The transaxle transmission unit with DeDion rear axle requires a lot of service due to the internal brakes and drive shafts. The manual transmission has its own oil pump, whose failure causes damage.

    PRICES
    At introduction 1957 (Lancia Flaminia Berlina) ...................... 22 500 Mark
    Classic Analytics Award 2019 (condition 2/4) .................. 34 000/10 000 Euro
    Insurance (Liability / Fully Comprehensive) * ........................... 51,64 / 192,33 Euro

    SPARE PARTS
    ■ Due to the relatively large number of Flaminia coupes from Pininfarina, Touring (including convertibles) and Zagato - a total of 8700 units - technical and wearing parts are available. It is more difficult in body and especially interior components of the rare Berlina, which often served as a partial donor for the sports models.

    CLUBS AND SPECIALISTS
    Lancia Club Germany e. V., Secretariat: Sanddornweg 5, 53757 Sankt Augustin, www.lanciaclubdeutschland.de Lancia Club Vincenzo, Im Nußbaumboden 7, 79379 Müllheim, Tel. 076 31/79 98 21, www.lancia-club-vincenzo.com B & F Touring Garage, Hauptstraße 183, 53842 Troisdorf-Spich, Tel. 022 41/84 49 10

    WEAK POINTS

    1 mudguard with lamp housing
    2 A-pillar
    3 sills
    4 longitudinal beams underbody
    5 side parts
    6 trunk floor, end tips
    7 head gaskets
    8 drive shafts
    9 Rear brake assembly
    10 gears (bearings, leaking)
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  •   Adam Towler reacted to this post about 1 year ago
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    CHASING CARS Russ Smith’s tempting buys

    For sale at #Bonhams , London, December 1, bonhams.com/cars Why buy it? Any #DS drop-top is a rare thing of beauty, and Bonhams’ goddess compounds the attraction by being one of – it is believed – only six examples built in right-hand drive. Straight, smart and with just the right level of patina, it has covered just 700 miles in the last three years. Price estimate £150,000-£180,000
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  •   Jay Leno reacted to this post about 2 years ago
    / #1969-Citroen-DS21-Decapotable / #Citroen-DS21-Decapotable / #Citroen-DS21 / #Citroen-DS / #Citroen / #1969
    £162,247 #Bonhams , September 10 / #Citroen-DS21-Cabriolet

    With only around 100 built, #Chapron ’s DS Decap is an elusive great – the most desirable version of a car that’s already a motoring icon, which explains why they’ll always cost ive times as much as a saloon. This two-owner car had never been rusty and wore its leather seat creases with pride. It’ll garner more admiration from fellow enthusiasts than trophies, but is probably the better for that. A true connoisseur’s car.
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  •   Andy Everett reacted to this post about 4 years ago
    An unreal car that realized by the French artist and illustrator André Lefèbvre sheet since: #Citroen-DS is a design miracle for dissenters, a technology platform for experimenters and still a conceptually simple design car. We celebrate with the #Citroen-DS21ie-HA-Pallas 1972 a divine 50. Model birthday. / #Citroen-DS21ie / #Citroen-DS21

    Between the top and bottom are the DS more than twenty centimeters. Which car NDAS?

    And it inevitably leads to the ground. Slowly and elegant. The regular characteristic cracking hydropneumatics vies with the babbling, deeply hidden under the aluminum cover four-banger to attention, from the funny thin double spraddelt uncatalyzed burnt premium gasoline in the air. Oh, how good it smells. The divine palace from 1972, this nearly fully equipped relic from another world, comes to life, opens the yellow eyes and stretches full of dignity.

    The DS already looked at the #Citroen presentation in 1955 look like a UFO. That did not change during their 20-year production period, and not even when they disposed of thousands rusted later on the junkyards of Europe. And even today ... Who has not had a toy car, can the neighbor report (mostly art teacher or an architect), who moved this good French metal drops in everyday life.

    The DS? Absolutely. This car is a girl. In the sober and dry BRD always spoke indeed of "the" DS, but the rest of the world quickly realized that the abbreviation "DS" (if you daherlallt not quite sober - the Frenchman goes like before noon a Vin Rouge) as "Déesse" - the goddess - sounds. Today it has capitulated in Germany and gives the classic female articles.

    And with all her femininity, her broad chest, her slender ass and its expansive beautiful forms, they always looked different from all the others. It did not matter if she was standing next to a Ferrari, an Opel or a Jaguar. Otherness has always been polarized, and polarizing is good.

    Here she was planned as a car widely grown and stood as "VGD" when "Voiture à grande diffusion", in the order books. Can a vehicle for the mass to be so different? Apparently yes, if the mass are those very own French and the designer was a man who deals with this Voiture Grande provocation probably wanted to avenge that no one could pronounce his last name right the first time. At the presentation of the DS as a successor of the "Gangster Limousine" Traction Avant at the Paris Salon on October 5, 1955 to be received alone 12,000 orders. One pulls the cooler northern German once the calculator, you find out quickly that in this case, apparently per minute at Citroën 25 purchase agreements were completed during normal opening times of the exhibition, which would be to doubt. But they still sold as pope pictures in the Vatican, the Goddess. By 1975, nearly 1.5 million times.


    This may have been partly due to the almost divine comfort. The hydropneumatic pressure with their balls instead of shock absorbers makes the Citroën weightlessly glide like a flying carpet. Clear the carpet leans in turns and nods to and fro when braking and accelerating - but he also swallows almost any road unevenness and is only comforting softness of the passenger compartment on.

    In combination with the opulent " #Pallas " equipment with plush or leather, windows and all kinds of electrical helpers this vehicle was sufficient even to the French President Charles de Gaulle. A nice side effect of floating on the "Kullern" was the automatic level control. No matter how many cans of red wine you put in the trunk, the DS pumped repeatedly high. * Knack * ssssssssss * knack * ... Mercedes-Benz and Rolls-Royce bought the licenses for their own vehicles. When you next time so you E-Class station wagon heavily laden, scold rather not on French technology.

    On the other hand the car next to this particular comfort is very easily set up and maintain. A tire change can be no jack, only with a Jack Stand and the included tool kit, perform. The hydropneumatic already attracts the malade wheel high then. In the first models was even attached with a single central nut, the 80-centimeter-long wrench you could also use for cranking the engine with an empty battery. These could be on the dashboard, the ignition timing adjust ...

    The avant-garde body was welded to a massive platform framework, similar to the Trabant or the Rover P6. Your good aerodynamic characteristics allowed despite the small mini-engine rapid speed limits and good fuel economy. All add-on parts such as the roof made of plastic, the aluminum bonnet, the doors and fenders and bumpers and trim in stainless steel could be unscrewed with a few simple steps. So if you have touched after drinking wine and galettes with Jérôme on the way back to Joséphine a road sign or the tractor by Gérard, a dented rear fender left after the removal of just one nut pull back and re-enter reasonably straight. Bottom Up.

    For once completely sober and without fermented grape juice in the trunk, the journey continues today through Hamburg East, through industrial areas and on main roads between Stapelfeld and Ahrensburg. The strange shift lever on top of the steering column is almost as intuitive to use as an iPhone at first contact. The only information that has been added: "When switching the throttle." That works quite well, the four gears can insert easily, domes omitted. Funny.

    The spotlight steer with the front in the curves and the heating distributes the north German spring cold from the scented leather interior of the "Pallas". And after a few kilometers, the approximation process at a traffic light and then passed again Get away reasonably stylish. The also hydraulic, load-sensing dual-circuit brake is actuated via a small rubber-reinforced button in the footwell - a joyous celebration for nonconformists, to which one must get used to but once a little himself. Until then, one is struck by how deep the car can dive on the inboard disc brakes surprisingly forward without digging under the turf.

    In which lever position the DS starts and where the reverse gear, are relatively quickly dissolved puzzles, then simply slid just then. This is done when needed quite powerful and meaty, with the support of #Bosch-D-Jetronic , but at least up to higher speeds always statesman (or government-female) restrained, as befits a sedan.

    This goddess with the ridiculously small mileage of 100,000 kilometers, well, originally from the South of France, where she was consistently and regularly serviced in a specialist workshop. The owner has now reached an even biblischeres age when his car, and the grandson decided to sell in good hands. The good man was simply too old to be still otherwise want.

    And yes, her whole appearance is different from the others. The steering wheel has only one spoke and the driver can not impale in an accident. The rear-view mirrors fitted on the dashboard instead of the top of the wheel, and the four doors are tiebarless than the most beautiful coupes. Everywhere there are generous Ashtray, you do not know where you would like to express his Kippchen first.

    Unfortunately, there is a lack of cup holders for wine glasses. The fat tub in the engine compartment in front of the distant past four-cylinder is not as first suspected a canister with Vin de Pays for the driver, but the pot for the central hydraulics. And only later then is the motor.

    Over the construction period, there was the DS and the simplified ID (in German "idea" - another entertaining little game called...) as DS 19, DS 20, DS 21, DS 21ie, *deep breath* DS 23, DS 23ie, ID 19, ID 20, DSpécial, DSuper and DSuper5, depending on engine capacity and facilities. And even the horn was more than one: The goddess has a soft tender for the terrifying pedestrians in city centers and a compressor fired for adequate subcompact of-the-road-blow for overland travel.

    Today you will be loved by connoisseurs and designated only by ill-informed half-truths widening as "vulnerable". Both the engine and transmission as well as the hydro-pneumatic system does not need more care and maintenance than other automotive technologies. And if the Goddess this regularly got and get it done reliably and strange time in accordance with their service even in everyday life.

    In the footwell to "reduce" the metal lever on the bottom left press, wait a few seconds, engine off and take a deep breath. The UFO's

    Back in its port, is the goddess her passenger again.

    Slowly she goes to bed, gracefully elegant, almost entirely on the floor. When she had fallen from the sky.

    Year built: #1972
    Engine: four-cylinder
    Displacement: 2,175 cm3 / #M21
    Power: 92 kW (125hp DIN)
    Max torque: 176 Nm at 3000rpm
    Transmission: four-speed semi-automatic
    Drive: Front wheels
    Length / width / height: 4,840 / 1,790 / 1,470 mm
    Weight: 1290 kg
    Acceleration 0-100 kph / 0-62MPH: 12 s
    Top speed: 185 kph
    Value: 39,000 euros

    Flap on. Well hidden, far behind the spare wheel is somewhere the engine installed. What a long nose ...

    No Kat, but surprisingly economical and easy to maintain. When the goddess because not neglected.

    Broooommmmm. Also on the move are the many details still futuristic, the engine sounds throaty unobtrusive.

    Today charming, over 40 years ago like a spaceship. The cockpit is very well stocked.
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  •   Craft Zetner reacted to this post about 4 years ago
    Citroen DS 21 Proto race In the Chau #Bob-Neyret .

    Those pilotèrent the DS and those who suffered its competition preserve the memory of a curious treadmill that had been, a little faster, placed in the category of devouring highway. It was the underestimate. At ease on firm tracks, formidable on the snow, the #Citroen-DS was able to shine through day his natural qualities: an outstanding road holding, an astounding braking and a leading comfort. Do not laugh not when you rolled thoroughly, for seven days and seven nights, housekeeping crew could ensure victory. If you talking about this car is that it is rewriting history, under the banner of Team Bob Neyret. Just back from #Monte-Carlo-Historique , it is already preparing for the next Trophy Paris-Beijing. The adventure tempts you? Cinch you, Master #Neyret takes us on a ride that moves ...Text and photos Hugues Chaussin.


    The preparation of the transfigures car its behaviour. Movements fund are clearly more contents, which is beneficial in the during cornering, changes downforce but also braking. What efficiency! If broadens the rallies, DS maintains it.

    This is the reflection that I enjoying doing the steering Bob Neyret, 81 for marital status, 60 less soon it has a flywheel in hand. Mostly if it is, a DS that car led large train between #1961 and 1971 in the Citroën team. "I still want to please me, as I have always done so far.

    And to please others. "That why it is left up by his younger self and who marked them by creating the Team Neyret. An entity to supervise those who want to participate in major historical events, or by renting them a car or by making them part of the team with their own vehicle. My experience Rally, management and the organization in general facilitated the emergence of this structure, then its development, "he explains.

    The success of the stable blue DS has as much to the popularity of DS as the lucidity of his discreet promoter. Its pilot experience at the highest level, and then boss the women's team Aseptogyl Bob in fact benefit all those who join the team: "It is important that people do make mistakes not from the start, including the choice of their mount.

    Often, due to ignorance, they go astray investing in an unsuitable car. And there was this crowd of misconceptions circulating about racing DS, in particular the shortened. The fantasy that the around is totally overrated. "

    The DS is a queen of rallies, it won the Cup of France Builders in #1967 , but Monte Carlo in 1959 and 1966 but differs in marathon events (Liège-Sofia-Liege, London-Sydney, Wembley-Mexico), on the African tracks (Bandama, Morocco) or snow...

    No wonder, with considerable growth taken by competitions on historic route, as many enthusiasts are candidates their share of dream. Because DS, we will check it, is not stingy sensations. Especially one sharpened release. After several Monte-Carlo Historique and participations in Corsica and History Rally in Morocco organized by Yves Loubet, our Grenoble host launches an assault a great challenge: to reach Paris in Beijing as part of the trophy eponym. From July 10 to August 14 2015 Bob commits his team in adventure, while offering range of possibilities so that everyone can take part, according its availability or means, all or part of this promising epic in the long term.

    The car you have in front illustrates what is possible to do starting from a DS 21 "normal". This is a 1967 model, prepared then in the spirit of the premises Atelier 524. The fund was first been strengthened, notably by adding a hoop produced by the Jacques point specialist. A sacred change because at the time, "We ran without! Remember Bob. An amendment that would have prevented the shortening of the rear which does so much talking.

    Step Two: relief. "We received elements plastic body, but they arrived too late, "says Neyret would have liked to in benefit at the time, the performance being penalized by the overweight caused particular by the reinforcements of the frame. Our #Citroen DS 21 has undergone a weight loss program impressive: "Over 200 kg were earned on the whole car " says Michel Boutias, the preparer, while making me weigh an original bumper stainless steel then a resin model. "3 kg against 17! "Everything is in the future: wings, sill and all the doors are fully made of poly, the rear window is molded in plastics material, AR as ice cylinders trunk lid are replaced by a single crutch alu, bumper brackets are Many elements breakthroughs ... are also recessed like Gruyere. And I'm not talking about the pavilion, more "light" than a Alpine factory! So, our DS weighs a ton or less.


    A happiness never comes alone, it has an engine prepared by Integrated engine the team Michel Boutias. One skilled in the art once specialized in "factory gas "R5 Turbo. By applying simple recipes but proven, including a deep work the yoke and the distribution, it is managed to transfigure the 4-cylinder tumbled. Although undemonstrative original, since not enjoying little high revs, it reveals here another character. It develops now 150 horsepower while preserving incredible flexibility.

    During the trial run that we carried on with Bob the heights of Grenoble, we literally blown away by its fabulous elasticity. It is a quality fundamental to self aimed Road to historical events. As a bonus, where, of origin, does not show a pronounced taste for high speeds, it gives here more votes. According to Michel Boutias, it would take 7,200 spins. Do not be angry with us, we not go check...

    This unique mechanical character ally the lightness of the whole metamorphosis the DS. Once the engine is responsible, generous sound Weber 45 mm front wheels towing an vigorously great sedan that never seems to wane.

    She wants the darn! Never violent, but still powerful, this 4-cylinder 2.1-litres is a reworked great success. It is pleasantly assisted by a manual gearbox, not four but reports five, as appeared on the models in 1971. No hydraulic box. No injection. When you go to a raid at the other end the world that you are in a country where there is no room DS is better to keep it simple. It freaks you sources of faults and less and you repair more easily.

    Very just. That is why our man rents only cars so equipped, or although it recommends buying very specific models. His advice? "5. A DSuper in unearthed own within 10,000 euros. It is still affordable and combines all the advantages needed to rally.

    No need to change much. A very serious revision me seems to be the most preparation judicious. "Michel is Boutias went a little further for one of its foreign clients. He introduces me and he has just one DS finish. It does not look under her dress a bit shabby. But when raising the bonnet, it is wonder. It has below new! "For now, the customer chose to leave the body side, he first wants to have fun with a safe car, "says the specialist. Everything was rebuilt at nine. Or better than new. Obviously, this has a cost. Must counting more than 20,000 euros full mechanical repair, until tire replacement with new Michelin.

    The DS 21 with which we climb the road to Saint-Nizier is much more advanced than this model. Not only at engine. Pilot experience, Bob shows me gently the extent of the qualities of this Frame unusual. Revisited The suspension is a treat: the car never sets as a normal DS. No more movements fund exaggerated when set support or situation braking suddenly. This balance brings a lot in terms of efficiency, but also approval Conduct: "Look how she clings to the asphalt. These cars are amazing. It really is shame they never had real engine, or right box speeds. Because with such roadholding and braking also powerful, I assure you it is awesome. If the road was closed, it talonnerait any car modern, even well conducted, in a winding descent, "enthuses our driver for the DS appears to be an extension of its person. "On the snow, he added, she is unbeatable, especially with good tires. Same on the slopes where suspension wonders. "

    After borrowing a portion Snowy where Bob puts into practice he just promise me there asks, "You want to see what it overlooks hilly course? " We drive a few kilometers then we emmanchons tape Asphalt battered by frost. The Instead of avoiding the holes, dark Bob above. Incredible! Despite its strengthened suspension, swallows DS irregularities without flinching. A Baby could almost sleep in the back ... "And the speed bumps, you want we try? "He says while a beautiful well retarder plump looming. Bob accelerates, the DS swallows the obstacle rife, sketching only a slight waddle.

    In the same place, with 911, I guarantee you you spend at least the first. I imagine how a DS will be at ease on the course which leads from Paris to Beijing. Bob agrees: "This is by far the car ideal. I'm very excited by this adventure that I approach the simplest way. To me it will be the opportunity to live a pleasant time with nice people. And share it with my wife Marie-France, since we do team. In Moreover, this is a relaxing rally. We will have the freedom to drive to our pace between DS and why not to ask any longer to step if we take a step beforehand. "Optimistic? Not even. Just realistic...

    Why shortened ds? Legend vehicle amounts of misconceptions about DS shortened. Bob Neyret, which is initiated the first of them, explains how they were born: "In the late 60s, the DS was more competitive, berlinetta revealing its limitations, particular weight / power exceeded. I then asked René Cotton, who headed the competition department at Citroën (note: created in 1963) if he could provide me with an engine more powerful while conducting the relief cars. This was not possible, that is why I was forced to get by. I approached the Grenoble Ricou dealer (note: brother one who built the trays in Chambéry). His workshop manager, René Flandin was crazy Citroën it was excited about my project: making a DS weigh less than 1000 kg. Ricou gave us a corner Flandin his studio and set to work. He built the DS first lightweight, all-aluminum. Having heard this initiative, the engineer Bertin made contact with me and offered me a supercharger of his design. The car that resulted worked so although Cotton enrolled him in the 1969 Coupe des Alpes. Alas, the adventure ended against a van PTT. The people then recuperated at Citroen self which remained a year in their services, time the copy and perform the first shortened steel. They me even entrusted this new vehicle with whom I twice won the Morocco. But he I must explain to you how I came up the idea of shortening the DS: at the end of each rally ran for Citroën, we stayed eight days on hand to shoot movies promotional. They were beautiful also. In viewing these images, I found that when flew over bumps, the DS still fell on the boot lid. At that time we did not have shackle. Consequently, the cars were rent then quickly twisted. It is for this reason and also to gain weight I had thought of shortening. However, do not believe it performs better. On land, it was far more difficult to drive on snow, it was almost worse. It was only in trials asphalt twisty genre Tour of Corsica it could have an advantage. For me, the sedan is significantly balanced. Nowadays, modern laying a hoop and relief body solve all problems we encountered before. "

    Jean-Claude is an old acquaintance. Then I was doing, there twenty years, my first freelancing for Exhaust, he was my interlocutor. My boss ". Chance wanted we met in Grenoble. He now runs a happy retirement in Led his hamlet. Jean-Claude has always been passionate rallies. What more natural for a boy who was rocked to the sound of cars Monte Carlo who passed by his house native? Since he has time for him, he resumed a place he loves, in the tub right: "On the occasion of the hundredth anniversary the Monte Carlo Rally, I wrote a horssérie for the Automobile Club de Monaco, Neyret collaboration with Bob, who I sympathized. Antoine Raymond, one of the members Team sought then a Jean-claude Lamorlette and #Citroen-DS21 #1967 proto race "The car of my early" browser. Bob introduced me and we are very much agreed on. This got me allowed to resume contact with the car my debut. It is indeed aboard a DS, that of Martial Chevillon, I ran my first rally. It was the Vercors September 1968 it consisted of a loop Carri taking the collar we completed ... in the ditch! With Anthony we twice the Monte Carlo. We strive to be highly ranked and it demands a sacred work, both the pilot and the navigator. For me, the DS might be the perfect car for such tests because it is comfortable and warm, which is important given the number of kilometres we travel.

    It also counts on a road holding outstanding and prepared like this, she torque and power. On the snow, I think it is not far from the best. In However, with the tires trade small nails, it is just a little stronger conditions Snow. Ideally, we be better studded tires. I look forward to see what this will give on the roads Paris-Beijing. "

    From Paris To Beijing: 11.000 KM Old

    After having organized more than 50 rallies, the most throughout the world (34,000 km), the Raid of Baroudeurs prepares a fascinating epic. Who has not dreamed before the exploits of the pioneers of the Paris-Beijing 1907 before the fantastic images of yellow Cruise, or the crazy adventure of London-Sydney 1968? With Bruno Ricordeau and his team, you can you also make history by joining Beijing in 36 days of rolling (130 to 700 km per day), with the possibility of lasting pleasure to Bombay, India. It is by no means competition, the principle taking longer to walk marathon without concept speed, for the satisfaction of all roll enjoying the landscape and passing through places mythical as Moscow, Ekaterinburg, Irkutsk, Ulan Bator or the Chinese Wall.

    WHEN?
    From 10 July to 14 August.
    HOW MUCH?
    2,000 euros (Paris-Moscow) to 13,800 euros (all) including the return flight.
    WITH WHAT?
    Examples of acclaimed cars: Citroën DS, SM, 2CV, Traction, Peugeot 203, 403, 404, 504, Renault 4, 18, 20, Mercedes until 1975 Nissan 240Z, Saab 99, Simca 1100, Volvo 142, etc. The Raid Baroudeurs, 5 rue de Mayenne, 72140 Sillé-le-Guillaume. T. 02.43.20.21.69, www.raiddesbaroudeurs.com
    Wings AR indented had been adopted to easy replacement wheels (longer worth unbolt the wing). At the time, the elements were stamped into the thinner sheet metal and covered with a thin coat of paint. Today they are simply polyester. Note the location of the fuel hatch ... fictional.

    At ease on any terrain, DS may jump Snow Monte Carlo to the slopes Moroccan with ease disconcerting. Just right to change tires.

    This little paw (There is one on each side) is used to maintain AR ice up. Indeed, at high speed, it may have out of joint, which is very annoying! Under the events on tracks, rubber mud flaps restrict dust and flying stones.

    The front bumper is integrally made resin. Weight gain compared to stainless steel: 14 kg! With Such banded headlights, it sees night as bright day. Up, fires tip down, lighthouses which turns add optical whose original strappings were painted black, and they are maintained up by small popées legs.
    The glazing is plastic, as the entire the door! This means their featherweight

    Who would have thought? As to the factory Alpine, pavilion sinks with a single press of the index. Admittedly our model is considerably thinner than the original one.

    TEAM BOB NEYRET

    As he did with success at the last Monte Carlo Historique, Team Bob Neyret engage up to five cars Paris-Beijing, because it is not possible to ensure a quality service while certifying usability if the group is too large. A team of two mechanics provide assistance light on the entire route. Two alternatives: Renting a DS equipped with assistance and repatriation of the car. This option offers the possibility, interesting, to buy the car at the end of the rally. Pr ix: 9.900 euros. Integration with your own Team DS including support, reservations for hotels and formalities. Price: 1,000 euros. Team Bob Neyret, 17 Bayard Street 38000 Grenoble. T. 06.88.15.97.84, robert.neyret @ numericable.fr

    Because surveillance health status Mechanical is paramount, the preparer has chosen indicator modern. However, he assures, "their details are not necessarily better than that of the old instruments ".

    The maximum relief does not prevent an ounce practical refinement in these range-witness records on door trim. Even then, the DS race retained the wheel original monoline. The estate the browser. Exercise current of the regularity Advertising serious skills and equipment advanced. The crew Raymond / Lamorlette finished 52nd the last Monte Carlo, which is very Hon.

    Evocation of the board great racing board time, it comprises dials and indicators most modern.

    The proto DS race had enormous capacity Gasoline: Distributed in 225 l three tanks. This in order to be autonomous in the major steps.

    Blame it on a consumption quite high... The generous Jacques hoop Point forms a real "Cage" around the crew. It also serves as a point anchor the harness. The bench AR disappeared in favor of a pan helmets, in which is stored by the strict necessary for coolant, fluorescent vests, two or three tools. Below, the fuel tank of 97.

    With 4.80 m, the DS is great car. This was also, and above all, lady Rally which won a number impressive events.
    This view of the safe highlights the AR stiffening of the platform by the cradle, which just "dive" onto the side rails. The front wings are polyester and media are drilled. Maximum relief!

    The use of a single carburetor (These are all of even a #Weber-DCOE45 ) allows foster couple. Mounting a pair of carbs would doubtless rendering engine too pointed and very glutton. Counterproductive rally.

    Attention brakes powerful! The mushroom central control a system hydraulics an efficiency confusing. So good need to learn with before going out the big attack. Including ice.

    The collector Exhaust "3 Y" is a play goldsmith. Null doubt he participates the generous torque which demonstrated that Mechanical invigorated.

    Rear view, the DS proto race is clearly distinguishable the production model. The absence bumper, black sill, large bibs and cutting wings betray frankly his vocation.

    Technical Passport #Citroen-DS21 #Proto-Course-Neyret

    ENGINE #Citroen-DS21-Proto-Course-Neyret
    4-cylinder in-line type DX, located longitudinally the AV. Cast iron block and aluminum cylinder head. Valves controlled by a side camshaft via tappets, pushrod.
    Displacement: 2.175 cm3
    Bore x stroke: 90 x 85.5 mm
    Power max: 150 SAE hp at 5,500 r / min
    Torque Max: n (17.7 mkg SAE 3,000 r / min originally)
    Compression ratio: (8.75: 1 at the origin)
    Power: double barrel carburetor #Weber 45 DCOE
    Ignition: battery 12 V 40 Ah (moved to AR), distributor and coil
    Cooling: Liquid with water pump and fan.

    TRANSMISSION
    Front-wheel drive
    Clutch: dry hydraulically controlled
    Gearbox: 5 synchronized + MAR, lever driving
    Gear ratios: 1st: 0.307 - 2nd: 0.515 - 3rd: 0.757 - 4th: 1,031 - 5th: 1,276 –
    MAR: 0.317
    Axle Ratio: 0.2285 (8 x 35).

    STRUCTURE
    Four-door sedan, four / five seats, platform steel on which is bolted a structure central receiving body parts.
    Suspension Front / Rear: independent wheels
    Bunk arm (AV) or pulled (AR), a hydropneumatic block with integrated shock absorber per wheel, anti-roll bar front / rear, leveling
    Hydraulic Brakes: disc AV in board / drums AR, hydraulically assisted vacuum
    Handbrake: mechanical, acting the front wheels
    Steering: rack and pinion
    Turning circle: 5.50 m
    Rims: sheet metal 5J steel Tyres: radial tire Vredestein
    Snowtrac 3 195/65 R15 at the front and rear
    Dimensions (LxWxH): 4,80 x 1,79 x 1,47 m
    Wheelbase: 3.12 m
    Channels front / rear: 1.52 / 1.32 m
    Weight: about 1,000 kg
    Cargo Capacity: 0.5 m3.

    LISTING
    A DS 21 1967 combines the advantages "green liquid" and the line "présoixante-huitarde". Suffice to say that is a popular model. The average rating for a vehicle in good condition but not exceptional is around 22,000 euros. For self carefully prepared easily count the following double what was done and how.
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  •   Susanne Roeder reacted to this post about 4 years ago
    Upholstery leather, Palladium gray body, the DS Pallas is now the most coveted amateur. Welcome aboard the show, which projects us into the cozy opulence sixties. #1967 / #Citroen-DS21-Pallas / #Citroen-DS21 / #Citroen-DS / #Citroen
    Pallas (1967)

    MARTIN CHRISTIAN PHOTOS

    THE MOST SOUGHT FOR A DS HEADLIGHTS ROUND

    Climb aboard a DS Pallas, is to enter the holy of holies is accessing the cozy world of the French bourgeoisie in the 1960s, is to push the door of a room reserved for the privileged few . For a bit, I will take up spontaneously in the back. The fawn leather bench generous ribs, thick carpet like a brioche, both ceiling in the soft light invite me to slip into the cozy living room. It was of course the wealthy instead of the time. Business leaders and officials enjoyed a unique comfort which still astonishes. The legroom is truly exceptional and only a few English or German limousines could claim to be as considerate. Despite the promise of well-being, I prefer the driver's seat, just as with his enviable club chair flanked by a wide armrest, in which I sink with delight. Less futuristic than the first models, the dashboard retains a typical Citroën style that always distinguishes the contemporary cars. The speedometer remains horizontal, and Citroen has not seen fit to mount a tachometer. Despite his record already expanded competition, the car is not considered a sport. Our companion for a day is however a DS 21 features the new 2175cm3 engine appeared in October 1965.

    With an output of 100hp, it finally offers a more DS voluntary. Top speed now reaches 175 kmh Without being impulsive, this engine, derived from the old 2-liter pleasantly surprised by the beautiful regularity of its revving, and its performance is clearly improved. The top speed reached 175km now / h, enough to monopolize the left lane of the highway a few hundred kilometers that are beginning to crisscross France. These new services still place more value out of the dynamic qualities of the car standards. For someone who discovers the DS, his conduct is particularly disconcerting. With strong reactions, this is the car the minimum gesture. A simple momentum driving and she agrees with astonishing vividness in the corner, a very delicate pressure on the gas and brake stack on site. Moreover, the braking power is such that the novice sends the passengers in the windshield at the first sudden stop.

    The reports pass a simple hand gesture Conversely, the hydraulic box is characterized by its slowness. That offers the enormous advantage of removing any action on the clutch. The four reports are going with a simple wave of the hand; to the dashboard for the first, the second toward you, then to the right for the third and fourth. The maneuver is fluid, but the hydraulic reacts slowly. It was probably not a problem in the sixties. It is much more today in a much faster traffic. I have to think about it before cutting the road at heavyweight tumbling down the stretch. This hydraulic box also suffers from a poorly calibrated staging. The first, very short, only used for take-off of the car, while there is a "hole" between the third and fourth which is problematic in some situations, especially in case of overflow. Fortunately, the flexibility of the engine will restart the car smoothly, even at very low speed, which is a quality appreciable in town.

    Better is the taste without the rush Despite its strong performance, the DS 21 Pallas is not the car of extravagance. Better is the taste without the rush, taking advantage of the extreme smoothness of its suspension, perfectly relayed by the soft comfort of armchairs that blur all the wrinkles of the road. With its neat finish, thick carpets, upholstered its skins, the car is also quieter than other models in the range.

    It's time for me to return to settle down on the back seat to fully appreciate the journey's end. Pallas is the harmonious marriage of avant-garde design and a tasteful luxury. A unique signature in the history of the automobile.

    Remarkable detail: the handles, chrome, include "depropreté plates".

    Since the beginning, the door handles are prominent. It is only from the 1972 models they will be built.
    Radio and ashtray discreetly blend into the dashboard.

    The door panels are all leather and the storage compartment.

    Even the aesthetics of the heat button is carefully studied.

    We love the cozy and opulent atmosphere of the cabin, the flexibility of the Swift engine, responsive controls.

    "We do not like the slow hydraulic control box."

    The Palladium Grey is in perfect harmony with lateinte natural leather of the seats.

    Distinctive sign of Pallas finish the decustode panels are brushed aluminum. A detail of finishing which completes the elegance of the car.

    The chrome rear reflectors around the DS Pallas extends throughout the body by a special wand.

    Typical of the 1960s, the large mirror is certainly not very aerodynamic but ensures good-rearward vision.


    TECH DATA FILE
    Engine 4 cylinder inline, longitudinal
    Displacement 2175cm3
    Fiscal power 12CV
    Maximum power 100bhp at 5000rpm
    Torque 164Nm at 3000rpm
    Food carburetor body double
    In the front wheel drive, 4vit box Hydraulic
    Brakes front / rear discs / drums
    Tires Front / Rear 180/380/155/380
    Dimensions L x W x H 4.84 x 1.82 x 1,47m
    Weight 1295kg
    Top speed 175kmh
    Acceleration 1000m 36s D.A.
    Average fuel consumption 12-litres / 100km
    65-litres fuel tank
    Safe 500dm3

    Launched in août1964, Pallas DS is equipped with two long range headlights balls quiapportent a sporty touch to the front.

    Clearly improved, the performance of the 21 put even more value out of the dynamic qualities of the car standards.
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    The #Citroen DS 21 Cabriolet Chapron Le Caddy (1967)

    A ROOM OF COLLECTION RARE AND EXPENSIVE

    Resize a precious stone such as DS is not easy. Chapron it is successfully tested, the point to be entrusted with the production of the factory convertibles. It is a model of coachbuilder that we have the pleasure to present to you today.

    While the first five versions had got a plunging back (as Berline / Sallon), the sixth and seventh generations adopt a square stern.

    Manufactured by Chapron in 1967, this convertible is equipped del'avant Le Caddy of de1968 models since its restoration danslesannées-2000.

    Del'année opened in late 1919, the body shop Henri Chapron close its doors sixty-six years later, seven years after the death of its founder.

    At the Paris Salon in 1958, Henri Chapron unveils its first convertible DS basis. The public responds well, and sales allow the bodybuilder to ensure a sufficient level of activity in pursuit of its business. Two years later, Citroën decided to include the convertible to its lineup. The building is naturally entrusted to Chapron, which continues to offer its own models in parallel. Our Le Caddy DS was released in April 1967. But, like many of his sisters produced just before the restyling of the summer 1967 she has been subsequently retouched forward. The projecting rear fenders, which correspond to the sixth of the seven generations that have succeeded until 1972, giving it a tighter appearance.

    Intimidating aura

    Restored and in perfect condition, this specimen has traveled 60 000km since its acquisition in 2000 by the current owner. A rarity certainly valuable, but do not hesitate to get out of the garage to stretch rods 2175cm3 his carburetor. Citroëniste convinced, I confess to having some trepidation at the prospect of getting behind the wheel of this elegant model confusing. Under the superb line, the space allocated for rear passengers (there is a 2 + 2) is surprisingly low, while the convertible Caddy measures more than 4,80m long. Nevertheless, behind the wheel monoline inevitable, it is well installed, sitting a bit lower than in the sedan, on firmer seats. Specific to Chapron, the latter are charged by mounting a lowered windshield. Much more obvious, the interior design is intended luxurious red leather (even on the door panels) with matching carpet and chrome canopy frames. The atmosphere is even more opulent than in Pallas.

    Flexibility and discretion

    The presentations made, it's time to see if the charm of the beautiful does not vanish once on the road. The startup, according to a ritual familiar to owners of DS sedan, is effortless, with mechanical barely audible in open-top configuration. The ride height has stabilized, and he was off me, hair flying (yes, I still have!), Taking advantage of the momentary interruption of the rain. Reassured by the ease of use of the gearbox, I appreciate the flexibility and discretion engine "21 carb." If its 100hp can in no case give it sporty pretensions, however it shows a great companion to ride. At low engine speeds, this block will restart in seconds without forcing, or to evolve on a light throttle in fourth smoothly. Thus, roll in the middle of the current flow is not a problem. Despite the windscreen lowered, air eddies prove quite acceptable. For proof, this test was conducted by a temperature of 14 ° C, in shirt-it is true with a scarf around the color without having to lament then had a sick leave.

    Not so capricious ...

    The rain had decided to invite again, we are given the opportunity to test the headgear. Easy to handle, it insulates well enough from outside noise, but not that of the motor. However, nothing unbearable, radio (with a vintage accessory FM) having no evil thing to cover his singing.

    However, the mirrors are of no help to find out what happens behind. No annoying when the top is stowed, but much more annoying when the vagaries of the weather obliged to leave covered. It will not be so reluctant to turn around to check the (large) blind spots, the exterior mirror are partly hidden by the door, while he who stands in the center of the dashboard only gives a small glimpse of what happens behind your back. It may however be used to observe the discontent of potential occupants of the back seat, looking at how fit their legs behind a driver over a soixantedix meter. This Le Caddy convertible mainly appreciates alone or in pairs, time for a walk or a weekend. Its trunk can swallow the luggage of more fashion addict couples, while the engine will go to the end of the world. Too bad that happiness has a price so high.

    Uncap the DS was not obvious, but Chapron escaped with panache. On this model of 1967, the rear fenders fit well with the new bow.

    "We love the beautiful line, the luxurious interior, the availability of the motor."

    "We do not like the visibility hood up, the unavailability of specific, clutter maneuver."

    The splendid wire wheels are original, etfragiles. Moreover, those of the front wheels had to be redone.

    Put away under the hood, the spare wheel does not facilitate access to mechanics.


    TECHNICAL DATA FILE #1967 #Citroen-DS21-Convertible-Chapron-Le-Caddy / #Citroen-DS21-Cabriolet-Chapron-Le-Caddy / #Citroen-DS21-Cabriolet / #Citroen-DS21 / #Citroen-DS / #Citroen

    Engine 4 cylinders #M21 inline
    Displacement 2175cm3
    Fiscal power 12CV
    Maximum power 100hp DIN at 5500rpm
    Torque 164Nm at 3000rpm
    Carburetor Weber Food inverted dual body
    In the front wheel drive,
    Gearbox hydraulic 4-speed
    Brakes front / rear discs / drums
    Tyres front / rear 185/380 XAS / 155/380 XAS
    Dimensions L x W x H 4.86 x 1.82 x 1,42m
    Weight 1315kg
    Top speed 175kph
    Acceleration 1000m 35s D.A.
    Fuel consumption average 10,1-litres / 100km
    65-litres fuel tank
    Safe NC

    Almost as large as that of the sedan, the trunk can contain widely lesbagages four passengers. Enrevanche, one must have extension arm to recover what is at the bottom ...

    Here with a picture of #Jaeger and a radio board, all with period accessories, the interior of the #Chapron is even more luxurious than that of #Pallas .



    Supreme luxury for the time, this convertible estéquipé a radio that receives FM! Despite the beauty of the upholstery, the arrièrene passengers are not at the party in the cabriolet Le Caddy DS. Laplace leg is counted, especially sileconducteur is great.

    The elegant dressing against door through a red leather matched with lasellerie constitutes a specificity of Chapron versions.

    Behind the shift lever so special, take up the six characteristics of combined Jaeger counters.

    A controller for intensity, for another flow position for an adjustable heat: heating appears easy to use and quite effective.

    The parking brake is controlled by the driver's left foot. The black controller, in turn, adjusts the suspension.
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