The Silverstone Classic Live Online Auction 2020 31st July & 1st August 2020 19 + buyer’s premium of 15% (including VAT at 20%) The Silverstone Classic Live Online Auction - Friday 31st July 2020 1965 Citroën DS19M Décapotable Coachwork by Henri Chapron More Details Lot 313 Bid On Lot 313 Registration: BBM 200C Chassis Number: 4424017 Engine Number: DW-0164018443 Estimate: £90,000 - £105,000 • First registered in May 1965 in Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire, this is a rare right-hand drive, manual gearbox example, wearing its original registration number and accompanied by its green logbook and copy of its original invoice • Chassis 4424017 was the last DS19M Chapron made in 1965 • Subject of a £30,000-plus restoration in August 1997, with input and parts supplied from numerous marque specialists • In total, just 1,365 Cabriolet d’Usines (factory convertibles) were officially built; there were c50 examples produced in right-hand drive, with probably less than 10 surviving today • While a few European coach-builders offered cabriolet Citroen DSs, it was the conversion work of Henri Chapron that was considered the most stylish and elegant • At twice the price of the saloon, the DS cabriolet needed to be special • This car has formed part of a large collection with little or no use. An element of recommissioning is to be expected to return it to the road once again The elegant and rare Chapron-bodied DS; UK/RHD, manual and fully restored. LOT 313