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The Chapron Cars

The carrossier, Henri Chapron who before the war had built custom made bodies for marques such as Talbot-Lago, Delage and Delahaye turned his attention to Citroën. In 1955, he was commissioned to build a Décapotable for the French President based on a 15 CV Traction. In 1958, he showed his first DS-based creation at the Paris Salon. It simply bore the name Cabriolet DS 19 Henri Chapron.

Henri Chapron passed away on 14th May 1978.

Visit DS SM Club Belgium which maintains a register of Chapron cars
Below L to R: le Caddy, Croisette and le Paris

la Croisette le Paris le Caddy le Dandy Concorde Palm Beach le Léman Majesty Lorraine
1958
6
1







1959
19
8
2






1960
21

6
5
5




1961
2

7
5
11




1962
4

3
10
7
2



1963

2
4
6
3



1964

2
8
3
7

5

1965

3
8
6
4

3

1966

3
5

4
7
8

1967

4
3

2
9
4

1968

2
2

4
4
4

1969




2
2
3
2
1970




2
2

4
1971




1


2
1972




1
2

3
1973





1

7
1974








Totals
52
9
34
50
38
32
27
27
20
Above a very rare Chapron creation - a DS with a vertical rear screen