1970 Citroën DS21 EFI Pallas (LHD)
- Beautiful Gris Palladium with Wine Red velour
- Electronic Fuel Injection
- Superb period specification
- One of the very nicest driving DS we have ever experienced.
In an essay about the Citroën DS Pallas, philosopher Roland Barthes argued that it looked as if it had “fallen from the sky.” As a result, when the DS was introduced at the 1955 Paris Salon, Citroën set the automotive world upon its ear just as it had done 21 years ago, reminiscent of the year the Traction Avant made its debut. The stunning styling for both vehicles can be attributed to Flamino Bertoni, who was also responsible for the Traction Avant. Apart from the unique design, the DS was a trip to the future in all aspects by the standards of its time. This was evident in the sheer amount of orders Citroën collected on the first day of its exhibition at Paris, collecting 749 orders of the DS Pallas.
By the end of the first day, the orders climbed over an astonishing 12,000 and closed with a totalling order amount of 80,000. In doing so, Citroën hit a record that stood for 60 years, eclipsed by the Tesla Model 3, after it had received a total of 180,000 orders on the first day. After the continually evolving DS series finished in production 20 years later, 2,786,000 had been built and sold worldwide. It is not without substance that the DS has found it’s place among other automotive icons such as the Ford Mustang and the Volkswagen Beetle.
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