Classic Cars recently published an article titled; ‘It was almost beyond saving’ – the Epic Restoration of a Citroën DS.
Owner John Collenette in the UK took a very shoddy 1970 DS21 and made sizeable investment to bring it back to it’s former glory. To do so, he had all the resuscitation mechanical work done in England, then the car was sent to Poland for bodywork and paint, while a new interior leather was created in Hungary.
The article goes into great detail and shows some good pictures of the process involved, but as you can see in this photo of the finished car’s rear, one needs to stay on top of all stages of a DS restoration.
Look at the taillights of the DS that were installed in Poland — they are are not aligned properly. They are angled downward at the outer edges. The shop put the lower edge of the lights parallel to the bumper when they should have been offset and vertically aligned to be parallel to the edge of the license plate. Such a shame as the rest of the car is most impressive.
You can read the full article here: https://www.classiccarsmagazine.co.uk/blog/features/it-was-almost-beyond-saving-the-epic-restoration-of-a-citroen-ds/