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

type Series Production Car
production years 1965 – 1971
built at France
coachbuilder Chapron
engine Inline-4
block material Cast Iron
valvetrain OHV 2 Valves / Cyl
displacement 2175 cc / 132.73 in³
bore 90 mm / 3.54 in
stroke 85.5 mm / 3.37 in
power 81.3 kw / 109 bhp @ 5500 rpm
specific output 50.11 bhp per litre
bhp/weight 89.71 bhp per tonne
body / frame

Steel body with Fibreglass Roof over Steel Frame

 

driven wheels FWD
front tires 165-400 Michelin
rear tires 155-400 Michelin
front brakes Discs w/Power Assist
rear brakes Discs w/Power Assist
steering Rack & Pinion w/Power Assist
f suspension Constant-Height Hydropneumatic
r suspension Constant-Height Hydropneumatic
curb weight 1215 kg / 2679 lbs
transmission 4-Speed Homokinetic Transmission
gear ratios 3.24:1, 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