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Citroen DS 21 Decapotable 1966

Sold For £55,200

UK
Bonhams
03/03/2012


 

 

 

Chassis No. 4460056
Engine No. 0572006063
Reg No. HAA 89D
Current ownership since 1968
Coachwork by Henri Chapron

This Citroën DS Décapotable was first registered on 22nd June 1966 to a Mr Dowman of New Milton, Hampshire. It was one of only six Décapotables imported into the UK in '66, which was the last year of UK sales for the right-hand drive version. Joe Judt, the current (second) owner, bought 'HAA 89D' in December 1968, by which time it had covered 26,000 miles. Joe has been an active member of the Citroën Car Club since the 1950s, has served as its Chairman and is now the Club's honorary President. Well known in the UK and abroad, Joe's Décapotable is featured in many English language books on the history of Citroën cars.
 

Kept roadworthy, the DS has been in continual use throughout Joe's ownership, including a journey through the Middle East and many tours across Europe, and has now covered an amazing 380,000 miles from new! While in Joe's ownership the DS had been regularly serviced and maintained by marquee specialist Chris Burton of Kingsley, Hampshire. As the car was a daily driver, Joe decided to fit a five-speed gearbox, which had become a factory option in 1969 for the saloon. The replacement gearbox was fitted in the late 1980s, the engine being changed at the same time. As one would expect with this mileage, the car has been re-chassised and no longer sports it's original engine.
 

Now in his early nineties, Joe has reluctantly decided to pass this remarkable car on to a new owner in order to ensure its continued use and enjoyment. Finished in gold with black leather interior, 'HAA 89D' is offered for sale with its original tool kit, original logbook, MoT to June 2012, Swansea V5 document and a considerable history file.
 

Estimate:
Sold for:  £55,200 inc. premium