Goddess: ’72 Citroen DS21
The French admiringly referred to this futuristic Citroen DS as the goddess or deesse. Styled by Italian sculptor and industrial designer Flaminio Bertoni and the French aeronautical engineer Andre Lefebvre, the DS was known for its aerodynamic futuristic body design and innovative technology, including a hydropneumatic self-leveling suspension. No other car rode like a Citroen. In fact Rolls-Royce adopted a version of the suspension for some models as a testimony to the ride quality it provided. It achieved some pretty important rally victories too mostly where roads were few and far between. The design is timeless and has been recognized frequently by many journalists as one of the most significant cars of all time. They built over a million of them during a long production run but sadly, finding a good one to enjoy is quite difficult particularly here in the US. We found this Mintworthy DS21 in the Bay area and it looks pretty good. The seller states the car has over $40,000 in receipts over the years and all systems including the swiveling front headlights work as they should. It also sports Citroen’s unique Citromatic transmission. Did you expect a 2-speed Powerglide? If you are seriously interested, evaluate this one and any Citroen very carefully. The chassis is a bunch of steel boxes welded together and they can trap water leaving you with an impossible restoration task to keep up with. The asking price is on the high-end at $29,000 but it could be worth it. If it is just a driver then you are looking at somewhere in the low $20s. Perhaps it is in between? Contact the seller by clicking here.