For sale put up a convertible Citroen, nicknamed “Goddess”February 16, 2020
Citroën DS21 Décapotable will be auctioned off in the US in early May
At auction RM Sotheby’s will sell the exclusive open version of the Citroën DS21 from the body shop Chapron. This Citroën line was called the “goddess” because of the consonance of the abbreviation DS with the word déesse (translated from French – “goddess”).
The Citroën DS21 Décapotable was launched in 1966 and retained the original Fore Foret exterior color and black leather interior. The first owner of the car was a buyer from France, in 1990 the convertible was sold to a collector from Switzerland, and in 2008 the “Goddess” left for the Netherlands.
In 2013, this DS21 Décapotable was put up for auction for the first time: $ 170 thousand was saved for a car. For 53 years, the two-door convertible drove only 24 thousand kilometers, so at the auction in May, the Citroën masterpiece can be sold for an even higher price.
Uniqueness “Goddess” adds a small circulation of Decapotable versions: a total of 483 DS21 series convertibles were made, and the total number of DS with open top does not exceed 1365 copies.
Buyers were offered personalization opportunities unprecedented for the 1960s: 15 body colors, 13 shades of leather in the cabin, and three soft leather trim options were available, so finding two identical DS21 Décapotable is difficult.
Two years ago, at the French Osenat auction, the most massive Citroen car, the ugly duckling 2CV, was sold for a record amount. For rarity from the first batch of 1949 managed to gain 75.6 thousand euros – six times more than expected.
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