Lot 19: 1965 Citroën DS 19 cabriolet

Artcurial

February 10, 2017
Paris, France

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Description: 1965 Citroën DS 19 cabriolet
Titre de circulation anglais
Châssis n° 4294050

- Un des joyaux de la carrosserie française
- Rare cabriolet DS aux spécifications scandinaves
- Histoire connu, exemplaire bien suivi

La pureté des lignes de la DS, présentée en 1955, sera d''une grande inspiration pour le carrossier Henri Chapron, qui en propose, trois ans plus tard, sa sublime interprétation sous la forme d''un cabriolet. Convaincu par la proposition, Citroën l''intègre dans sa gamme dès 1960, mais continue d''en confier la réalisation au fameux carrossier de Levallois. Jusqu''en 1971, on les dénommera néanmoins " cabriolet usine".

L''exemplaire que nous proposons, en excellent état, a été livré neuf à M. Nils Bergenstrahle, de Stockholm, en Suède, en 1965, fourni avec un intérieur en cuir et la rare option " chauffage grand froid " proposée par Citroën pour les marchés scandinaves. En Suède, la voiture est passée entre les mains de plusieurs passionnés de la marque qui ont toujours maintenu son état irréprochable, entre autres le président du " Citroën Owners Club of Sweden ". L''historique de la voiture semble être établi de manière continuelle, depuis sa première immatriculation effectuée par M. Bergenstrahle, puis par ses propriétaires successifs. Elle a ensuite été achetée par M. Daniel Donovan, marchand de voiture de sport reconnu mais aussi authentique passionné londonien de la marque aux chevrons. Compte tenu de son très bel état, de l''absence de corrosion, seule une légère restauration a été effectuée, portant notamment sur une réfection du système hydraulique LHM2 réalisée par les spécialistes de la marque, Andrew Brodie Engineering. A cette occasion, la voiture a aussi été équipée de ceintures de sécurité, discrètement installées à l''avant et à l''arrière. S''exprimant au nom d''Andrew Brodie Engineering, Stuart Ager estime qu''il s''agit là d''un des plus beaux cabriolets DS qu''ils aient jamais vus, en terme de conformité à l''origine, d''état et d''agrément d''utilisation. Acheté par son actuel propriétaire en avril 2014, un collectionneur anglais, il a toujours été entretenu méticuleusement et peu utilisé depuis pour d''occasionnelle balade en famille…
Pur, original dans tous les sens du terme, et dans un très bel état, ce cabriolet DS se distingue par son exotisme, quelque peu boréal...



British title
Chassis n° 4294050

- One of the stars of French coachbuilding
- Rare DS cabriolet built to Scandinavian specification
- Known history, well cared for example

The DS, launched in 1955, had a purity of styling that inspired the coachbuilder Henri Chapron. Three years later, Chapron presented his sublime convertible interpretation of this model. His design convinced Citroën who included it in the range from 1960. This model was described as a " factory cabriolet " through until 1971, despite being built by the renowned Levallois coachbuilder.

The example on offer, presented in excellent condition and in its original colour, was acquired by its first owner, Mr Nils Bergenstrahle, from Stockholm in Sweden, in 1965. It was delivered new with full leather interior and the rare option " chauffage grand froid " (a high level heater), offered by Citroën to the Scandinavian market. While in Sweden, the car passed through the hands of several marque enthusiasts, who maintained it in top condition. One such owner was the President of the Citroën Owners Club of Sweden. The history appears to have been recorded continuously since first registered by Bergenstrahle. The car was subsequently bought by renowned London dealer Daniel Donovan, who is a great enthusiast for the ''marque aux chevrons''. As the car was in excellent, virtually rust-free condition, it only required a light restoration. This included an overhaul of the LHM2 hydraulic system, carri
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