Citroen DS Decapotable

Produced: 1961-1971, 1253 produced.
Types: Drophead Coupe,2 doors,4 seats

The famous DS was introduced as a convertible (the DS Cabriolet) in 1961 with a body by Henri Chapron of Paris who was responsible for many special Citroen bodies. 

Although the Citroen DS was never offered as a sports car, it won many rallies.  The four-cylinder was offered as a 1,911, 1,985 or 2,175 cc versions.  Practical Classics July 2001 - Featuring Buyers Guide Citroen DS.  Click Here to view in our shop.


Source: Motorbase
1911ccS4 OHV78mm x 100mm
1985ccS4 OHV
2175cc4 OHV90mm x 86mm
Drivetrain and Suspension
DrivetrainSteeringFront SuspensionRear Suspension
Top Speed0-60SQMMPGEngine PwrComment
106 mph14.8 s
Auction Sales History
Description Auctioneer Date Hammer Price Hammer Price
(inc premium)
460 Citroen DS DÔŅĹcapotable Bonhams 10 Sep 2011 £68000.00 £76300.00
211 Citroen DS21 D√©capotable Bonhams 23 Jan 2010 €165000.00 €189000.00
237 Citroen DS21 Decapotable Bonhams 18 Sep 2009 £118000.00 £131300.00
243 Citroen DS21 Decapotable Bonhams 18 May 2009 Not sold
208 Citroen Usine Decapot Barons 22 Jul 2008 Not sold
768 1966 CitroŽn DS21 Dťcapotable Bonhams 30 Apr 2007 £74000.00 £82900.00
730 CitroŽn ID19 Usine Decapotable Cheffins 2 Apr 2005 £29000.00 -
928 Citroen DS21 IE Usine Decapotable Cheffins 12 Jun 2004 £21500.00 -
627 CitroŽn ID 19 By Henri Chapron (1962) Bonhams 28 Apr 2003 £22000.00 -
153 CitroŽn ID 19 (1967) Barons 15 Apr 2003 £1850.00 -
219 CitroŽn D Special (1971) RTS Auctions Ltd 13 Apr 1997 £200.00 -
Magazine Articles
Title Pages Options
Article Project Guide - Citroen DS and ID 1955-1975
120 View
Publication Practical Classics July 2011
Project Guide - Citroen DS and ID 1955-1975 - The pros and cons of acquiring a project goddess.
Article French flights of fancy
18 View
Publication Practical Classics April 2010
French flights of fancy - Glamorous, affordable and with their engines in the most interesting of places - Ross Alkureishi samples four remarkable Gallic classics with distinctly unique characters.  Citroen DS, Renatul Caravelle, Panhard 24CT, Matra-Simca Bagheera's.
Article 20 great classics do battle
56 View
Publication Classic Cars November 2005
20 great classics do battle - There's never been a showdown like this before.  20 of the most popular classics of all time go head to head at the Classic Cars test track.  How does your favourite fare?
Article Take a Luxury Cruise - Luxury Convertibles
60 View
Publication Classic Cars May 2005
Take a Luxury Cruise - Luxury Convertibles - Coachbuilt convertibles from Aston Martin, Rolls-Royce, Mercedes-Benz and Citroen make for an exciting summer - whatever the weather. 1969 Aston Martin DB6 Volante, 1974 Rolls-Royce Corniche Convertible, 1971 Mercedes-Benz 280SE 3.5 Cabriolet, 1965 Citroen DS Decapotable.
Article Buyers Guide - Citroen DS
76 View
Publication Practical Classics July 2001
Buyers Guide  - Citroen DS - It looks like something from outer space but don’t let the Goddess's alien technolgy put you off, says Theodore J Gillam.
Article Buyer's Guide - Citroen DS
28 View
Publication Classic Car Weekly 21/28 December 2011
Buyer's Guide - Citroen DS - Citroen DS was a timeless creation that is still the stuff of legend more than 55 years after its debut.  But does it make a realistic classic? JAMES TAYLOR provides some answers.
Article Ultimate Showdown #18 Citroen DS vs NSU Ro80
110 View
Publication Classic & Sports Car April 2011
Ultimate Showdown #18 Citroen DS vs NSU Ro80 - Russ Smith is visited by a pair of alien saloons, but which would he prefer to abduct him?
Article Buying Guide - Citroen DS (1955-1975) √ā¬£3000-30,000
154 View
Publication Octane August 2010
Buying Guide - Citroen DS (1955-1975) £3000-30,000 - Few family saloons have captured the imagination like the DS, and that's reflected in growing interest today.
Article Buyer's guide - Citroen DS
162 View
Publication Classic & Sports Car March 2009
Buyer's guide - Citroen DS- La Deesse - or goddess - stunned the public at its '55 Paris launch.  Don't let its daunting complexity put you off, says Malcolm McKay.
Article Buyer's guide - Vive La Difference!
122 View
Publication Classic Car Mart November 2007
Buyer's guide - Vive La Difference! - It was years ahead of its time, but has the DS's advanced engineering proved to be its downdall? Time to find out. Citroen DS: 1955-1975
Article Topless goddess
86 View
Publication Octane February 2006
Topless goddess - Citroens DS wowed the French public when it was unveiled 50 years ago, and in 2005 a beautiful restored Décapotable turns just as many heads on the streets of london.
Article Golden Dťesse
24 View
Publication Classics Monthly September 2005
Golden Dťesse - The iconic beauty of the ID and DS Citroens is half a century old this year.  Mike Renaut explains the history of the Citroen DS Dťcapotable, and takes an immaculate example of this timeless classic on a drive to remember.
Article Les Enfants.du Paradis - 50 Years of DS
104 View
Publication Classic & Sports Car May 2005
Les Enfants.du Paradis - 50 Years of DS - CitroŽnís sensational DS shocked even the blasť French when it was launched.  And Martin Buckley still canít believe that the style Goddess is 50.
Article Classic Driver - CitroŽn DS
126 View
Publication Octane October 2004
Classic Driver - CitroŽn DS - People either love the DS for being beautiful and different, or are scared of the unknown.  But under that futuristic skin lies a perfect everyday classic driver.
Article Road Test - CitroŽn DS
32 View
Publication Classic Car Weekly 4th February 2004
Road Test - CitroŽn DS - Built 1955 to 1975.† Four-door, five-seater, front engined, front-wheel-drive saloon.
Article Broken Dreams - CitroŽn prototypes.
100 View
Publication Classic & Sports Car February 2004
Broken Dreams - Citroën prototypes - These extraordinary teardrop-shaped prototype were the last creations of André lefébvre, designed of the DS.  Jon Pressnell explores a visionary Citroen project.
People who looked at this car, also looked at:
Have you any further information on this car?
Link to...
There are 21 further pictures
Related Contacts
Related Links

Suggest a link relating to Citroen DS Decapotable