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CITROEN DS19/20/21/23

4-door 5-seater saloon/estate, 2-door 4-seater drophead coupé.

Famous front-wheel drive 'Goddess' model, with swoopy styling, complex self-levelling hydro-pneumatic independent suspension and power brakes - but ancient four-cylinder engines. Complex but durable, with bolt on skin panels. Some UK (Slough) assembly under names like DW from same essential design. Cavernous estates were Safaris, dropheads (rare, now desirable) were Décapotables. A full generation ahead of their time when new, still advanced when displaced by transverse-engined CX range. Excellent in many ways, infuriating in others - but never dull!

Technical Specifications

1911cc/1985cc/2175cc/2347cc (S4 OHV) 
Front engine, front-wheel drive 
Production dates:
1955 to 1975  
Number produced:
1,415,719 - all DS models