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Our Favorite Pebble Beach Cars That Didn't Win the 2018 Concours d'Elegance

August 30, 2018

1966 Citroën DS21 Chapron Le Léman Coupé

Most vintage Citroëns make you look twice, but this stunning 1966 DS21 Chapron Le Léman Coupé might make you look three times, maybe four. Some 27 DS21s were rebodied by eccentric coachbuilder Henri Chapron into Le Léman (the French name for Lake Geneva) coupes. Like a DS21 attempting to go undercover as a normal car, the DS has a slippery lower body capped by a roof that could have come from any random, boxy Euro coupe of the time. And the slab-sided rear flanks mask the DS's signature tapering tail between what appear to be the fins that the DS might have had in the 1950s, if only it had fins in the 1950s. But even though this roofline hardly flatters the Citroën's form, there's still something relentlessly magnetic about it—particularly so in this gorgeous metallic blue. C'est si bon!—Steve Siler

 

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