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CITROEN DS21 DECAPOTABLE: BUYER'S GUIDE

Median Price: £172,847  •  Highest Price: £222,560  •  Lowest Price: £55,200  •  Sell-Through Rate: 77%

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Citroen DS21 Decapotable

Source: Bonhams

How much is a DS21 Decapotable worth?

In our experience, we've seen plenty of DS21 Decapotable's go under the hammer and based on analysing every sale you can expect to pay £172,847 for one in average condition - that places it amongst the most expensive 4% of collector cars across our database.

As Citroen's go, a DS21 Decapotable is on the higher end relative to other Citroen models. In fact this model is £158,702 above the median Citroen price of £14,145.

What is the maximum to pay for a DS21 Decapotable?

Across the 44 DS21 Decapotable's we've seen sell, the highest price ever recorded for this model is £222,560. It was sold by Gooding & Co in the US on 26 Apr 2024.

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What is the lowest to pay for a DS21 Decapotable?

Well, that depends on where you draw the threshold.

The lowest sale of all time for this vehicle is £55,200. Bonhams sold the car at auction in the UK on 03 Mar 2012.

When looking at more recent sales the lowest recorded price is, as you would expect, higher. Analysing every sale since 2020 shows that the lowest price between 2020 and today is £100,838, Artcurial sold this car in France on 07 Feb 2020.

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What is the background of the make / model?

Citroen produced this model between 1965 and 1972.

Citroen is a French car brand founded in 1919 by Andre Citroen. They were the first to mass produce cars with front-wheel drive, and their cars quickly became popular across Europe. Citroen also introduced the first affordable hydraulic brakes in 1934, revolutionising the automotive industry. They went on to make a variety of innovative cars, including the iconic 2CV and the DS, which became a symbol of French luxury. Today, Citroen continues to be a leader in the auto industry, creating stylish, reliable, and technologically advanced vehicles.

How common is a DS21 Decapotable?

We've seen plenty of these go under the hammer at auctions around the world, 57 to be precise. It's among the 15% most common collector cars to sell at auction.

Of those, 57 times the model has gone to auction 44 have sold. In other words, this model sells on 77% of times it goes to auction - that's above the average sell-through rate we traditionally see.

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Why this article was created

Well, we've got one of the largest databases of sold classic car prices in the world so we thought we ought to help and put that data to good use. To be clear though, this article is not intended to be a full tour of every nook and sill of the DS21 Decapotable, rather it's meant to act as an introductory guide and overview of the market for this model.

It is here to provide you guidance on how much you should and shouldn't be paying for one based on the 57 we've seen previously.

If you're after more detail, we've got you covered. Click the button below to be taken to a the price guide for this model so you can see every single sale, price trend over time and lots more.

How this article was created

This article was created by looking back at sales of DS21 Decapotable since the beginning of our database in 1992. We've scanned over 30 auction houses and results from over £15 billion of sold cars around the world to understand the where the market is at for this car.

The Classic Valuer takes that data and analytics which enables it to generate these articles at scale, for further information regarding the DS21 Decapotable please visit the price guide linked below.

About The Author

Giles Gunning | The Classic Valuer

Giles Gunning

Giles is CEO of The Classic Valuer - one of the world's largest databases of sold classic cars in the world going back over 30 years covering over 11,000 models. Giles and The Classic Valuer are regularly referenced in key classic car publications including Classic & Sports Car.

Giles grew up around the iconic historic motorsport venue at Goodwood and enjoys his 1972 Alfa Romeo 1600 GT Junior around the Sussex roads. His primary car goal is to purchase back a selection of his grandfather's car's including his 1931 Riley Brooklands.

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