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