1956 CITROËN DS 19
PAPER POSTER (70 X 50 cm)
- Model Year: 1956 (09/1955 – 08/1956)
- Body Color: Champagne AC 134
- Roof Pannel Color: Aubergine AC 406
- Interior Trim: Jersey Bleu Royal
- Engine: 19 (1911 cm³, 75 HP)
- Gearbox: Hydraulic 4 speeds
The DS 19 is the first DS proposed by Citroën for the first 1956 model year. It appeared at the Paris Motorshow in October 1955. This version introduces an iconic innovative shape dressing advanced technology, particularly in the various hydraulic assists ever assembled on a production vehicle (adjustable suspension, steering and power brakes, robotized transmission).
The choice of body color naturally fell on the associated Champagne and Aubergine roof panel, a combination characteristic of the version presented on the main board of the Citroën stand in 1955. The interior trim is Jersey Bleu Royal. The vehicle is equipped with whitewall tires mounted on rims rust-colored, like the model of the show. At this stage, the DS is not yet in its final configuration and some elements will be modified by effective production that will take place three months later: wheels triangular rubber protection will be added and chrome tail lights will be removed (part aside license plate).
All details are faithfully reproduced: aluminum skirt finely striated, blinkers cornets «Jerricho» type, Aubergine side pannel, flame-shaped reflector and fishtail central exhaust !