Citroën DS21 Automatique
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- Highly original
- Rare full automatic transmission
- Stunning interior
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This Citroën DS21 was built in January 1973 in the Citroën factory ‘Quai de Javel’ in Paris. Then the car was delivered new in Eaunes in the 31st department called Haute-Garonne located in the south of France to Mr Boyer who kept the car for a long time. The car was imported to the Netherlands in 2001. The car was bought by a serious Dutch collector who not only technically overhauled the car but also partially restored it. It is an achievement that he has managed to preserve the unique original character of the car and not fall into the trap of restoring the car completely nut & bolt. The car was delivered in the color AC421 ‘Rouge Bordeaux’ and is equipped with that wonderful DX2 engine. The engine is a 2.1 liter four-cylinder in-line engine that produces 115 hp and in this case is linked to the rare automatic transmission that comes from Borgwarner.
The body of the car is completely original. The sheet metal is nice and thin and the fits are correct. The car has been completely repainted in its original livery and still looks very good. The underside of the Citroën is completely original and has never been welded. The bumpers were re-chromed at the time and are in very good condition. The wheels were re-powder-coated and the hubcaps were also re-chromed. The wheels were also fitted with new tires in the correct sizes and therefore look to pass through a ring. In addition, many things were renewed, such as the rubbers around the rear lights, windows and new emblems were placed.
The interior has been reupholstered. The carpets are still original and not renewed during the restoration. The seats and rear seats were reupholstered with beautiful brown leather. The door panels have also been completely reupholstered with the beautiful brown leather. The car has new floor mats and also still has the original headliner. The steering wheel has been renewed. The belts are still the originals. The instruments and controls all look neat and tidy and are also completely original. The interior of the DS has a beautiful mix of original and new. A very exceptional combination.
The technology has been completely overhauled. Not only the engine and transmission, but also almost all attachments have been renewed or overhauled. The car got, among other things, a new steering box, new tires all round, a new battery, completely new gaskets and seals, the entire hydraulic system was renewed, new brake discs and pads and 5 new tires, so the spare wheel was also fitted with a new tire. This Citroën DS21 Automatique drives wonderfully, exactly as a Citroën should drive. The automatic transmission also fits perfectly with the relaxed driving character of the DS and shifts wonderfully smoothly.
The works and history of the DS are beautifully documented. The car was delivered new in France to the first owner, then went to the second owner in the Netherlands, then to the third owner in France and now we can offer her for sale in the Netherlands again. The work on the DS21 is beautifully documented through a photo series and various invoices. In short, not only a beautiful car to see but also a pleasure to drive. Simply a rare DS21 in a beautiful condition.
Gallery Aaldering is Europe’s leading Classic Cars specialist since 1975! Always 400 Classic and Sportscars in stock, please visit www.gallery-aaldering.com for the current stock list (all offered cars are available in our showroom) and further information. We are located near the German border, 95 km from Düsseldorf and 90 km from Amsterdam. So easy traveling by plane, train, taxi and car. Transport and worldwide shipping can be arranged. No duties/import costs within Europe. We buy, sell and provide consignment sales (selling on behalf of the owner). We can arrange/provide registration/papers for our German (H-Kennzeichen, TÜV, Fahrzeugbrief, Wertgutachten usw.) and Benelux customers. Gallery Aaldering, Arnhemsestraat 47, 6971 AP Brummen, The Netherlands. Tel: 0031-575-564055. Quality, experience and transparency is what sets us apart. We look forward to welcoming you in our showroom