Paint starts on the Citroen DS

The painting is starting on the Citroen and its looking great! I’m really happy with the colour, Rouge Massena. It looks much nicer than the Rio Red that it was painted previously. Its a lovely deep shade of red that really suits the DS.

So far, the roof is painted as is the underside of the bonnet and valence. They will be flipped over and the top painted, and then on to the rear wings. After almost a year off the road its heartening to see the car starting to look so good.



My DS will be painted Rouge Massena

I have landed on a colour. My DS will be Rouge Massena. I prefer this colour to the Rouge Carmin for such a big car. It is less ‘pink’ in the sun and the darker red will look rather classy. Generally I prefer to keep cars original, but in this case it wasn’t really a good option. My DS was originally white and I don’t like white cars. The car has been red nearly all its life. It was already red when purchased by a previous owner in the mid 80’s. This car had far more history as a red […]

Citroen DS crash repair, pt 4

The DS is almost ready for paint. Most of the work has been on the doors and rear wings. Both rear wings are pretty much ready and the doors are not far behind.

There are a few areas of the car that are still having minor repairs done, such as this corner of the roof.

Of the red colours available for the DS, the two we can find on the computer are 411 Rouge Carmin and 423 Rouge Massena. I need to make a final decision and I am leaning towards Massena (left). Carmin is more striking, […]

Citroen DS crash repair, pt 3

The doors have now been removed from the DS to prepare them for paint. The DS makes this easier than most other cars as the panels are all unstressed and fairly easy to remove. It also makes a colour change easier as the underlying chassis is black and its only the removable panels that have colour.

The doors were in pretty good shape. They had much better paint than the wings and the boot/bonnet. There were a few older dents and so on and a bit of filler, but no real damage. At some point in its life, the […]