*** Regretfully Withdrawn *** 1973 Citroen DS21

Lot: 162

Sold for (£): Unsold
Offered for sale is a 2175L 1973 Citroen DS 21 manual that has been with the current owner for the last 27 years. Coming with an extensive history file, this lot's condition scores an impressive 112 / 135.

Classic Car Auctions says:

*** Regretfully Withdrawn *** The DS featured a novel hydropneumatic suspension including an automatic leveling system and variable ground clearance, developed in-house by Paul Magès when it was launched. This suspension allowed the DS to travel quickly on the poor road surfaces common in France.
In addition, the car had power steering and a semi-automatic transmission (the transmission required no clutch pedal, but gears still had to be shifted by hand ), though the shift lever controlled a powered hydraulic shift mechanism in place of a mechanical linkage, and a fibreglass roof which lowered the centre of gravity and so reduced weight transfer. Inboard front brakes (as well as independent suspension) reduced unsprung weight. Different front and rear track widths and tyre sizes reduced the unequal tyre loading, which is well known to promote understeer, typical of front-engined and front-wheel drive cars. This design was well ahead of its time and even by todays standards is still advanced in many ways.
This particular car is a 1971 model with very low mileage and has been with its last owner in Italy for the last 29 years. Its condition is said to be not far off perfect and has benefitted from some internal refurbishment of the seating in particular. The lucky new owner will be the first name on the UK log book. It comes to the UK with its relevant papers but will require an MOT.

Lot Details

Registration: NOVA Completed RHD/LHD: Left Hand Drive
Year: 1973 Engine size: 2175L
Make: Citroen Odometer reading (miles): 70000
Model: DS 21 MOT expiry: 2016-11-04
Warranted: No Chassis number: VIN 4540496

Vendor Condition Report

Overall: 112 / 135


Bodywork: Glass:
Paint: Chrome:


Totally original and in fantastic condition


Door-cards: Carpets:
Seating: Headlining:
Dashboard: Boot:


Recently restored


Components: Starting:
Appearance: Running:


Gears: Drive-shaft:

Running Gear

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Vehicle History


3 owners from new. the last owner for 27 years. The last owner was a Citroen mechanic.

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Poor Numerous faults / Extensive damage / Many missing parts / Project or donor car
Fair Basic condition / Requires attention mechanically & cosmetically / Some damage / Some missing parts
Good Every-day useable classic car / Driven & enjoyed / Commensurate with age & mileage / Drives and looks as it should / Some vehicle history
Very good Almost pristine / Mechanically & cosmetically sound / Driven only occasionally / Extensive vehicle history
Excellent Pristine / Original / Documented nut & bolt ground-up restoration / Stored professionally / Trailered only / Complete vehicle history