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CITROEN DS Series/Models Timeline, Specifications and Pictures

Generations: 6
First production year: 1955
Engines: Gasoline
 

1974 - 1976

Even after almost twenty years since its debut at the Paris Motor Show, the DS was still one of the best-selling French cars, and it was still ahead of its competitors in many aspects. But all the good things were coming to an end, and Citroen was ready to pull the plug. But, before that, it introduced a final series for the station-wagon version, named Break. With the 1974 model, the DS was ...

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  CITROEN DS23 Break 2.3 (117 HP)

  CITROEN DS23 Break 2.3 (132 HP)

1973 - 1975

The DS was one of the most revolutionary cars ever made. Citroen launched it in 1955, but its evolution didn't stop there. In 1973 the model received the most advanced version: the DS23. After a few facelifts, the DS came to its final evolution in 1973. Its original designer, Flamino Bertoni, didn't live long enough to assist with that, but the evolution brought the puzzle's fi...

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  CITROEN DS23 2.3L 5MT (117 HP)

  CITROEN DS23 2.3L 5MT (132 HP)

1968 - 1971

Henry Chapron saw an opportunity to built an open-top version of the Citroen ID19/DS after the car was launch on the market, a car that was in high demand, but Citroen didn't want to build it. Chapron started to build the open-top version of the ID19 in 1958, asking Citroen to provide him the platforms. When the carmaker said no, he bought complete vehicles and transformed them. He built...

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  CITROEN DS21 Cabrio 2.2L 4AT (106 HP)

  CITROEN DS21 Cabrio 2.2L 4MT (106 HP)

1968 - 1975

The Citroen DS was one of the most revolutionary vehicles in the world when it was compared with the cars from its age. When the DS was introduced at the 1965 Paris Motor Show, it totaled 12.000 orders on the first day and 80.000 during the ten days show. That record was broken 60 years later by the Tesla Model 3. The biggest problem for the DS was the engine, which was too small for it. It a...

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1958 - 1973

The DS19 Convertible was the proof that a small coachbuilder could convince a significant carmaker to produce a vehicle that they didn't want to make. When Citroen introduced the DS at the 1955 Paris Motor Show, it became a show-stopper. It was the most successful car in history, and its first 24 hours sales were so high that only the Tesla Model 3 could exceed them decades later. But in...

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1955 - 1975

In 1955, Citroen introduced a car that changed the automotive history and placed third on the 1999 poll for Car of the Century: the DS. The pronunciation of these two letters, D and S, in French is spelled as De Es, resembling the déesse, which means "goddess." Its name wasn't for nothing since it became the most technologically advanced vehicle in history when compared to othe...

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