In celebration of Citroen 100 years of innovation we thought to focus on one of the many fabulous cars manufactured by French company Citroen.
That today is the 1971 Citroen DS21 Pallas, a front-engine, front-wheel-drive executive car.
The vehicle was available in sedan, wagon/estate and convertible body configurations.
Designed by Italian sculptor and industrial designer, Flaminio Bertoni and the Frend aeronautical engineer Andre Lefebvre.
The pair both designed/styled and engineered the car, while Paul Mages, best known for his invention of the first self-levelling automobile suspension, developed the hydropneumatic self-levelling suspension.
The Citroen DS21 Pallas was recognised for its aerodynamic, futuristic body design and innovative technology, which rocked the late 1950s and 1970s.
This meant the Citroen DS21 actually set a new standard in the world of cars when it came to ride quality, handling, and braking.
It was the very first car in production at the time to be fitted with disc brakes – something that is an essential today.
In sales, there were 1,455,746 examples of the Citroen DS21 Pallas sold, including 1,330755 built at the manufacturers production plant.
In 1999 the DS21 Pallas placed third in the Car of the Century poll, being acknowledged as one of the world’s most influential auto designs.
As well as this, it was named one of the most beautiful cars of all time by Classic and Sport Car Magazine.
Check it out for yourself!