1970 Citroen DS Décapotable / 00FA0662 Vehicle Information

1970 Citroen DS photograph

1970 Citroen DS photograph

1970 Citroen DS photograph

1970 Citroen DS photograph

1970 Citroen DS photograph

1970 Citroen DS photograph

1970 Citroen DS photograph

1970 Citroen DS photograph

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Décapotable
Chassis #: 00FA0662
Engine #: 458000706
Sold for $263,200 at 2019 Gooding & Company : Amelia Island.
The Citroën DS was launched at the 42nd Paris auto show in 1955, where - during its first day took 12,000 orders. By the time the Grand Palais closed its doors a week later, more than 80,000 orders had been taken.

In 1958, French coachbuilder Henri Chapron created a cabriolet on the DS platform, which was followed by various hand-built coupes and convertible models, all manufactured in limited numbers due to their very high cost. In 1961, Citroen contracted Chapron to build a luxurious DS cabriolet to be distributed via the Citroën dealer network. The tooling, which was installed in the Chapron works, was paid by Citroen and Chapron agreed to supply DS 19 and DS 21 platforms in greater quantity. A total of 1,365 examples were built from 1961 to 1974.

This particular example is a fuel-injected model. It was shipped by Citroën to Chapron on October 14, 1969. Chapron clothed it with a cabriolet d'usine body, order number 9346, and was finished in Swan White with red leather. After completion, the car was exported to Canada, before leaving the factory it was fitted with a heating system.

The car was acquired new at Carrier Motors in Montreal in 1971. Its original owner used it regularly before putting it in storage for a number of years. In 1988, Arnold Korne of the province of Ontario acquired the car from its original owner. A partial restoration soon followed. In 2011, a six-year rotisserie restoration to original specifications began. The livery was changed to Metallic Red offset by tasteful tan leather, and the top was replaced. Original Citroen factory parts were used, and the mechanicals were refurbished. Since the work was completed, the car has been driven sparingly.

The car is powered by a 2,175cc overhead valve four-cylinder engine fitted with a Bosch Electronic Fuel injection system offering 125 horsepower. There is a four-speed automatic transmission and four-wheel hydraulic brakes with discs in the front and drums at the rear.


By Daniel Vaughan | Oct 2019


2019 Gooding & Company : Amelia Island

Pre-Auction Estimates :
USD $300,000-USD $400,000 
Sale Price :
USD $263,200

1970 Citroen DS Auction Sales

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1970 sales)
1970 Citroën DS21 Décapotable
Chassis#: 00FA0662
Sold for USD$263,200
  2019 Gooding & Company : Amelia Island
1970 Citroen DS image  1970 Citroen DS image  
1970 CITROEN DS 20
Sold for USD$9,555
  2016 McCormick's - Palm Springs # 60
 
1970 CITROEN DS 20
Sold for USD$9,555
  2016 McCormick's Auction # 60
 
1970 CITROEN DS20 LHD
Sold for USD$5,040
  2013 Anglia Auction - Souther Ireland
 
1970 Citroën DS21 IE Saloon
Chassis#: 00FA8150
Sold for USD$17,846
  2013 Bonhams - The Spa Classic Sale
 
1970 Citroën DS21 EFI Decapotable
Chassis#: 00FB1892
Sold for USD$200,183
  2012 RM Auctions - London
 

Vehicles That Failed To Sell

1970 Citroen DS's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1970 Citroën DS 21 injection cabriolet Chapron Palm Beach00FB72202018 Artcurial : Retromobile $400,000$600,000
1970 Citroën D Super berline découvrable Chapron 2012 Artcurial Motorcars at Rétromobile   
1970 CITROEN DS 21 IE CHAPRON CABRIOLET 2011 Automobiles sur les Champs 2   

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Vehicle Profiles

Chassis information for the Citroen DS191957 Sedan
Chassis Num: 16390
Engine Num: 20201027
Chassis information for the Citroen DS191961 Cabriolet dUsine
Coachbuilder: Henri Chapron
Chassis information for the Citroen DS191963 Concorde Coupe
Coachbuilder: Henri Chapron
Chassis information for the Citroen DS191963 Décapotable
Coachbuilder: Henri Chapron
Chassis Num: 4251004
Chassis information for the Citroen DS191965 Majesty Limousine
Coachbuilder: Henri Chapron
Chassis information for the Citroen DS211965 Concorde Coupe
Coachbuilder: Henri Chapron
Chassis Num: 4350009
Engine Num: DX 000712
Chassis information for the Citroen DS211966 Le Leman Coupe
Coachbuilder: Henri Chapron
Chassis information for the Citroen DS211966 Convertible Coupe
Coachbuilder: Henri Chapron
Chassis Num: DS214350118
Chassis information for the Citroen DS1970 Décapotable
Chassis Num: 00FA0662
Engine Num: 458000706
Chassis information for the Citroen DS231974 Sedan
Chassis Num: DSFE01FE4177
Engine Num: 0672000057


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