1965→1971 Citroën DS 21 Décapotable

1965→1971 Citroën DS 21 Décapotable

1965→1971 Citroën DS 21 Décapotable

French Coachbuilder Chapron extended production of their cabriolet version of the DS 21 known as the Décapotable. This was produced in limited series in conjunction with Citroën.

From 1961 to 1971, Chapron manufactured 1,365 Décapotables on the various Citroën chassis which were customer supplied.

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In Detail

typeSeries Production Car
production years1965 – 1971
built atFrance
block materialCast Iron
valvetrainOHV 2 Valves / Cyl
displacement2175 cc / 132.73 in³
bore90 mm / 3.54 in
stroke85.5 mm / 3.37 in
power81.3 kw / 109 bhp @ 5500 rpm
specific output50.11 bhp per litre
bhp/weight89.71 bhp per tonne
body / frame

Steel body with Fibreglass Roof over Steel Frame


driven wheelsFWD
front tires165-400 Michelin
rear tires155-400 Michelin
front brakesDiscs w/Power Assist
rear brakesDiscs w/Power Assist
steeringRack & Pinion w/Power Assist
f suspensionConstant-Height Hydropneumatic
r suspensionConstant-Height Hydropneumatic
curb weight1215 kg / 2679 lbs
transmission4-Speed Homokinetic Transmission
gear ratios3.24:1, 1.94:1, 1.27:1, 0.85:1
top speed~175 kph / 108.67 mph

Auction Sales History


1966 Citroën DS21 Decapotable DS214350118 – sold for $170,000 One of only 136 DS21 cabriolets built in 1965. Repainted in original Vert Foret, with black leather interior. Spent first 24 years in the South of France; fully documented ownership.
Auction Source: 2013 Arizona Auction by RM