The company AEAT (Anciens Etablissements Ansare & Teisseire) equipped a few of the ID and DS built between 1957 and 1973 with a roll-back roof, which gave the style icon an additional charm.
To maintain roof strength, a sturdy surround frame was built onto which the high-quality fabric roof was attached.
Used primarily as parade cars, former french president Charles De Gaulle appeared in similar AEAT semi-convertibles:
The ID19 Prestige AEAT featured here spent many years in a German collection before being imported to Switzerland in 2012. It was then given a full restoration by Goodtimer in Switzerland in 2020, costing well over 50,000 Swiss francs ($54,000 USD). That included a full conservation (ice blasting and hot wax) of the vehicle’s basic structure and a complete restoration of the interior, in addition to a mechanical overhaul.
We are pleased to show the car’s AEAT conversion details in these post-restoration pics:
With just seven of these semi-convertibles still registered, preservation of such an example was a high priority.
According to Goodtimer it is divine to drive. The uniqueness of the large roll-back roof gives the driver a draft-free, open driving experience and the rear passengers an unforgettable open-air feeling.
The rarity of the AEAT Semi Cabriolets makes it difficult to establish a market price. At an auction in Germany, one sold for $78,795 USD.
This one is currently on offer at Goodtimer in Switzerland for a non-negotiable price of 65,000. CHF (Swiss Francs) — $ 70,707 USD.
If you find that price a little too intimidating, a cheaper roll-roll back roof Citroën experience can be enjoyed in a 2CV!
Goodtimer (Autofocus AG)
9430 St. Margrethen