1969 CitroŽn DS 21 Injection Chapron Lorraine100.000-150.000 EUR - Estimate

CitroŽn DS 21 berline Chapron Lorraine

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Dutch title
Chassis nį 0281
Nį Chapron 7619

- Richard Reinders collection
- Well preserved car
- Luxury craftsmanship
- Extremely rare car
- The first Lorraine built by Chapron

Reference Number 513020

as of 1/17/2018

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Salon Rťtromobile Hall 1  Phone  +33 1 42 99 20 56  City  Porte de Versailles
75015 Porte de Versailles  Fax  +33 1 42 99 16 39  State  Paris
France  Mobile    Country  France France
Overview
Car 1969 CitroŽn DS 21 Injection Chapron Lorraine
VIN 0281 
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Known History

The car presented here was the very first Lorraine to be built by Chapron. Remarkably, the collection on offer also has the coachbuilder's last Lorraine too ! This car was built on the base of a DS 21 for the 1969 Paris Motor Show. The Lorraine was the replacement for the Majesty and Chapron initially called this the "new Majesty model".

This Lorraine saloon was sold new in Spain and, for reasons concerning import duties, very high during Franco's regime, the Chapron plaque was removed. The original colour scheme was metallic grey with a blue roof, and once in Spain this changed to all black. The passenger compartment has not been restored and is presented in excellent original condition, with lightly-patinated beige leather interior and wooden fold-out tables attached to the back of the front seats.

Richard Reinders discovered this car in 2004 when visiting the well-known CitroŽn dealer Enrico Peribanez. It had not been driven for twenty years, and once taken back to Holland, the car was fitted with a new electronic injection system and fully serviced to ensure it was operational. It has a mileage of 79 000 km today and is presented in nice condition.

Only 13 Lorraine saloons would have been built, making this an extremely rare car. With its luxury finish, this Lorraine adds a certain prestige to the DS that the exceptional levels of comfort deserve.

 

 

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