1974 Citroën DS Super 5 (DS 21)


  • The iconic DS21 in its Super-5 spec
  • Black paintwork with white and chrome contrasting details
  • Much-desired 2175cc 4-cylinder powerplant
  • Unusual red velvet interior

The Appeal

A golden goose from Citroën’s most innovative era, the DS21 still looks incredible today. Jetsons-style futurism at its finest, with sweeping curves and highly modern features including hydro-pneumatic suspension, directional headlights and disc brakes fitted as standard. To this day, it’s perhaps one of the most desirable classics ever built.

This example is presented in the sought-after Super-5 spec, with a 2175 cc engine and a 5-speed gearbox. It could do with some renewal work to the body shell, but don’t let it fool you - this is a solid example that requires only minor work to bring it to show quality. 

The History and Paperwork

  • First registered in 1974
  • In current ownership since 2016, according to the paperwork
  • 104,053 miles - displayed as 04,053 miles on a five-figure odometer
  • Latest Revisione undertaken on 30th January 2020
  • Less than 200 miles have been driven since this date
  • Carrying ASI membership
  • The record book includes:
    • Original registration paperwork
    • Stamped service record 
    • Revisione record
    • Ownership record

The Interior

  • Unusual red velvet interior, creating a bright contrast with the external paintwork
  • Tactile instruments and deep-set dials create a highly impressive dashboard
  • All instruments appear clean and easy to read with no major faults
  • Later period black dash and ‘chunky’ steering wheel
  • Light wear and a slight patina, but nothing of major detraction to the car
  • Some patina to the chromework including wear to the door-mounted ashtrays
  • Some soft scuffs to the black covering
  • Modern radio has been installed
  • Red velvet seats present well with no rips or tears we can highlight
  • This is the same for the padded door cards, which present nicely
  • Carpets and headlining are in good order with age-commensurate wear
  • The boot is in good order with no signs of corrosion 

The Exterior 

  • Attractive, space-age bodywork makes this an utterly iconic car
  • Black and white paintwork with chrome trims
  • Paintwork shows some wear, with bubbles and blistering around the lights
  • Patina and pitting to the chromework
  • Some paint loss to the door and hatch lips 
  • By and large, the flatter areas of the bodywork present very nicely
  • Glasswork and lenses all present very well with no major faults
  • Complete Citroën branding with light patina
  • Metal disc wheels are in good order with gentle patina
  • Full set of tyres that carry plenty of tread
  • Underneath, the car is good and solid with no major faults we can spot

The Mechanics 

  • Much-desired 2175cc 4-cylinder powerplant
  • 5-speed manual transmission
  • Hydropneumatic suspension
  • Disc brakes all-round
  • The engine bay is clean and well-kept with no major faults
  • The bay-mounted spare wheel is present and correct
  • No reports of any technical faults to the car’s operation
  • No reports of leaks, knocks or excessive smoke from the car


Requiring only a little bit of remedial work, this is a stylish, nicely kept example of the Super 5 - and a great opportunity to take on one of Europe’s most famous classics. 

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Vehicle specification
  • Year 1974
  • Make Citroen
  • Model DS 21 Super 5
  • Colour Black
  • Odometer 4,053 Kilometres
  • Engine size 2175
Auction Details
  • Seller Type Private
  • Town Veneto
  • Location International
  • Country Italy

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