Henri CHAPRON

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FrenchBorn Henri Albert Maurice CHAPRON

French automobile coachbuilder

Born on December 30, 1886 in Nouan-le-Fuzelier, France , France

Died on May 14, 1978 in Paris, France

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Chapron began his career developing custom body designs for French luxury vehicles, like Talbot, Delage, and Delahaye, in the 1920s.



As France ceased building vehicles of this type in the 1950s, Chapron switched his attention to the recently launched Citroën DS with its revolutionary aerodynamic design and radical hydraulic suspension. At first Chapron purchased these vehicles and customised them as one-off conversions. Many of these became unique convertible variants of the DS known as the "Décapotable". All told, Chapron created 389 hand-built DS convertibles.

...   Chapron began his career developing custom body designs for French luxury vehicles, like Talbot, Delage, and Delahaye, in the 1920s.



As France ceased building vehicles of this type in the 1950s, Chapron switched his attention to the recently launched Citroën DS with its revolutionary aerodynamic design and radical hydraulic suspension. At first Chapron purchased these vehicles and customised them as one-off conversions. Many of these became unique convertible variants of the DS known as the "Décapotable". All told, Chapron created 389 hand-built DS convertibles.



In 1961, the Citroën dealership network began distributing a standard 'usine' (factory) two door convertible. In the years 1961 to 1971, 1,365 of these vehicles were made - they are highly collectible today.



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