Citroen DS 21 M Pallas, 1972
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Citroen DS 21 M Pallas, 1972

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Citroen DS 21 M Pallas, Jahr 1972. Fahrgestellnummer DS21M4513XXX. Farbe 'Vert Argente' (hellgrün metallic) mit schwarzem Leder Interieur und grauem Teppich. Dieser fabelhafte Citroen DS 21 Pallas wurde in den Niederlanden ausgiebig restauriert und überholt, Kosten und Mühe wurden verschwendet, um Perfektion zu erreichen. Wo auch man schaut, das Äußere, das Innere, das Maschinenraum, die Unterseite; alles sieht aus wie neu! Das Auto ist einem in herrliche Spitzenzustand; Concours! Dieser DS 21 'M' Pallas verfügt über den Vergasermotor und das manuell betriebene fünfgang-Getriebe (M steht für Mécanique) mit Säulenverschiebung. Das Auto fährt sanft und glatt wie der sprichwörtliche ‘fliegende Teppich‘! Dies ist eine hervorragend restaurierte DS 21 Pallas in Spitzenzustand!

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The Citroen DS must have been responsible for the most sensational introduction on a car show ever. As the DS (DS 19) was presented on the Paris Salon in 1955 the spectators were speechless for they had never seen anything like it. The crowd was given a materialized glance in the future of the automobile. Citroen received about 12.000 client orders for the car on the first day.

The Citroen DS was not only very revolutionary different by exterior design and construction, the car also incorporated many innovations. The aerodynamically shaped unitary bodywork consisted of a rigid steel base unit on which the outside panels were bolted down. The doors, wings and trunk lid being made of pressed steel Citroen fabricated the bonnet of aluminium and the roof panel of glass fiber reinforced plastic! (GRP). The most revolutionary item was the all round hydro pneumatic suspension which truly set apart the DS from any car on the market. The comfort level could literally only be matched by a flying carpet from a fairy tale... The ride height could be adjusted with a lever, normal for touring and higher or real high for demanding terrain circumstances. Not only the suspension was hydraulically operated, also the (servo assisted) brakes (operated by a mushroom shaped foot button) and the half automatic four speed gearbox were hydraulically operated. In the year 1956 Citroen introduced a affordable and more sober model: the ID 19. The ID (Ideal) was a more conventional car for people who thought the DS was too futuristic or too expensive. The ID was fitted with a 'normal' four speed gearbox and clutch, no power steering and a conventional hydraulic brake system.

We distinguish the following models (which were given some cosmetic updates thru the years): DS 19 (1911 cc engine 1956-1968), ID 19 (1957-1971), DS 21 (2175 cc. engine 1966-1968), DS 20 (1985 cc engine 1969-1974), D Super 5 (2175 cc. 1972-1974), DS 23 (2347 cc. engine 1972-1974) DS 23 injection (1972-1975).

All ID models were available as station wagon version named 'Break'. Only the last DS models were sold as 'Break'. The most luxurious DS models were named Pallas. These limousines featured all the goodies Citroen had to offer including perfect sound proofing, full leather interiors, deep carpet etc. The Pallas Prestige even featured a separation window between the front seats and the rear compartment. Striking convertible (decapotable) models were built by Chapron and by the factory. The Citroen DS is one of the most important automobiles in history and one of the great classics.

Technical data*

4 cylinder in-line engine
cilinder capacity: 2175 cc.
capacity: 115 bhp. at 5500 rpm.
gearbox: 5-speed, manual or 4-speed semi automatic (no clutch)
top speed: approx. 175 km/h.
weight: 1320 - 1435 kg.

*Source: The Original Citroen DS