Citroen DS Decapotable (1958 – 1973) Review

Citroen DS Decapotable (1958 – 1973) At A Glance


+Effortlessly stylish four-seater cabriolet

-Genuine ones cost a fortune, so watch out for fakes

While a few European coachbuilders offered cabriolet Citroen DSs, it was the conversion work of Henri Chapron that was considered the most stylish and elegant – so much so that Citroën added his cars to its own model catalogue in 1961, making it an officially sanctioned conversion.

The mechanics and any improvements mirrored those of the saloons during the years but the looks were far more eye-catching, with the open-top, two-door format and long, sloping tail giving an almost sports car look. However, at twice the price of the saloon, the DS cabriolet needed to be special. Only 1365 were officially built, and today a genuine Decapotable is worth considerably more than double a standard DS.