1971 Citroën DS Pallas 21 Injection Electronique

Vendor supplied photos


  • Recent overhaul of the hydropneumatic system and electrics
  • Cosmetically refreshed with a new bonnet, the repainting of the roof and a new headlining
  • In current ownership since 2011

The Appeal

A strong contender for the most elegantly engineered car of all time, the Citroên DS is destined to remain sought-after for years to come. Collectors covet well-presented, highly-specced examples, so this 1971 DS 21 Pallas has a lot going for it.
In current hands since 2011, this DS has received a great deal of attention, with recent work carried out to its mechanicals and cosmetics. This remains an eminently usable example that’s smart without being overly pristine to enjoy on a regular basis. Reportedly running well and ready to drive, this one is not to be missed.

The History and Paperwork

  • Previously registered in Holland
  • Current French registration
  • Accompanied by several invoices detailing recent work
  • Left-hand drive

The Condition

  • Sable Metallisé paintwork is in very good overall condition
  • Straight bodywork, free from notable blemishes
  • Slight corrosion in a few areas around the body and underside
  • A new bonnet has been fitted
  • The roof has been repainted 
  • The vinyl upholstery is not original and remains in fair, usable condition. (originally gold velour)
  • New headlining
  • The vendor points out some splits in the seats - replacements are readily available
  • Original controls and switchgear all present well
  • The vendor advises that the cigar lighter is not working and nor is the rear window heater 
  • The cabin heater is not especially effective, but does function

The Mechanics 

  • 2.1-litre four-cylinder petrol engine
  • Semi-automatic gearbox
  • All presents beautifully under the bonnet
  • Alternator and regulator recently overhauled
  • The hydropneumatic system has been subjected to a comprehensive service and reportedly works very well
  • The vendor states that the DS drives well, with no faults to report


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Vehicle specification
  • Year 1971
  • Make Citroen
  • Model DS
  • Colour Bronze
  • Odometer 56,986 Kilometres
  • Engine size 2175
Auction Details
  • Seller Type Private
  • Town Bouches-du-Rhône
  • Country France
Bidding history
17 bids
  • se•••• €17,750 29/11/23
  • ni•••• €17,500 29/11/23
  • se•••• €17,250 27/11/23
  • la•••• €17,000 27/11/23
  • se•••• €16,000 25/11/23
  • yo•••• €14,800 25/11/23
  • se•••• €13,000 25/11/23
  • bl•••• €11,000 24/11/23
  • al•••• €9,601 24/11/23
  • re•••• €9,500 23/11/23
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