even 'manufacturer' Henri Chapron. They are also "non-official" Chapron achievements that put Citroën on the way to an official version, integrated with the range and distributed by the network. Two years after the presentation of the Croisette and Convertible, Citroën is launching the DS Cabriolet (August 1960) and version less "technological" ID. At its launch, the DS19 Cab has the 4-cylinder 1.9-liter 75 hp, while the ID receives an identical but less powerful engine (63 hp), but very quickly, both models received the same engine developing 83 hp . The ID19 Cab will be removed from the catalog in 1965, while the DS will continue to be produced until 1971, receiving
little by little engine developments: in 1965, the DS21 (109 hp and 115 hp in 1968) replaces the DS19, then receive electronic injection in 1969 with the 123 hp engine. Stylistically, the DS cabriolet will receive the same trends as the sedan, including receiving in 1968 the new streamlined headlights. Despite the Citroën label and distribution within the brand, the DS and ID Cabriolets will be produce only at 1365 copies. It must be said that the transition from an external body builder inflates prices, nearly twice the price of the sedan. Suffice to say it was already expensive at the time! The beautiful model presented was purchased new by the father of the
current owner. Used regularly by the family until now, it is presented in a beautiful patina almost original. In fact his body had a dark red opaque lacquer painting in the 70s. Now she is in good working condition. Never touched, her black leather upholstery shows a nice patina over the years. The beige wool carpets are also in their original state use. The mechanics are functional and maintained regularly. In 2014 an expertise of Machlothis office certifies that the engine has a very good operation, the hydraulic system has been completely revised and also the brakes, no sinister sequel nor oxidation resurgence have been identified following a review of the foundations.
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