1961 presented the French carmaker Citroën the Cabriolet version from the, since 1955 on the market, DS 19. Even with the appearance of the so-called 1st series - noticable externally through the exposed headlights - the convertibles were produced from the coachbuilder Henri Chapron. Until 1971, the operation yielded 1,219 vehicles Citroën, which also received the facelift of sedans. The prototype for the model car with the item number 181564 is the origin-Cabriolet. Norev has as usual spared no expenses, even in giving this model the charm of the past on the way to the collector, but it nevertheless replicate through out detailed as the fans are familiar from current models of Vaulx-en-Vaulin. They could be proud of the interiour of the thumbnail-
First, the most obvious detail: the folding top forms Norev according to the form enclosed with the model a soft top in the form of a plastic part. The collector can thus park open and closed in the showcase model. Of course, the interior is protected by the plastic part from dust. The miniature of the DS 19 is made of die-cast, so die-cast zinc, offering to open doors and hoods. Under the felt infinitely long hood slumbers a decent replica of the 59 kW / 80 hp four-cylinder payable and course of the spare wheel. Chrome breather on the fenders front and chrome bumpers are designed solid craftsmanship. Lots of chrome has prototypical distributed to the rest of the body Norev. Glazing and movable doors fit perfectly - Norev has complied with the private, high standard.
Valuation and Prices
But they can score even inside the vehicle: dashboard and instruments are modeled slavishly. Switch, pitman arm and the steering wheel themselves form the world of Citroën-driver around 1961 to be realistic. The door panels carry chrome door openers; Felt Bottom and pedals are mandatory at Norev. The chocolate side of us scores with a 1 model is in our opinion the rear view: Shapely simulated taillights, turn signals below the insertion of the top and lifted with the chrome bar Rear cover attest to the excellent ability of mold makers from Norev. The factory Cabriolet - also called Usine - was designed by the designer Flaminio Bertoni and achieved today among collectors prices from 150,000.00 to 220,000.00 Euro. The model is luckily cheaper with 59,95 Euro.