Citroen DS21 Judith Durham from the Seekers

Citroen DS21

Citroen DS21

A Citroen DS21 went to auction that use to be owned by Judith Durham from the Seekers. David Brown tells us why the DS is such a different car.

At the 1955 Paris Motor Show Citroen revealed their DS.

Its exterior was nothing like anything before it, the interior had unique features and its suspension was pioneering.

Over 740 orders were taken in the first 15 minutes. 12,000 on the first day.[7]  80,000 deposits during the show; a record that stood for over 60 years.

Italian sculptor and industrial designer Flaminio Bertoni and the French aeronautical engineer André Lefèbvre (Le-feb re) styled and engineered the car,

An executive car that only had a 1.9 litre engine yet still did well in rallies.

They built them for 20 years and proved that a car could be a work of art.

About David Brown 524 Articles
David’s boyhood passion for motor cars did not immediately lead to a professional role in the motor industry. A qualified Civil Engineer he specialised in traffic engineering and transport planning. What followed were various positions including being seconded to a government think-tank for the planning of transport firstly in Sydney and then for the whole of NSW. After working with the NRMA and as a consultant he moved to being an independent writer and commentator on the broader areas of transport and the more specific areas of the cars we drive. His half hour motoring program “Overdrive” has been described as an “informed, humorous and irreverent look at motoring and transport from Australia and overseas”. It is heard on 22 stations across Australia. He does weekly interviews with several ABC radio stations and is also heard on commercial radio in Sydney. David has written for metropolitan and regional newspapers and has presented regular segments on metropolitan and regional television stations. David is also a contributor for AnyAuto