This Workshop Guide by Charles Vyse in the UK is not intended as a replacement for the Factory Manual.  It’s more a companion volume; an aid to the hands-on owner when repairing, understanding or restoring a DS.  The book comprises 250 pages with hundreds of workshop photographs and clear line drawings, designed to guide you through everything from removing and stripping the engine to bodywork restoration, as well as regular servicing & maintenance issues.  It includes hints and tips from someone who has “been there, done that”.  The book also includes chapters on understanding the hydraulic system, practical repair of the hydraulic system and a guide for newbies on buying a used DS.


Charles’ car, pictured on the cover is called ‘Snoopy’.  She’s a Paris built RHD 1966 DS21 Pallas.  He is the second owner having had the car for 45 years and counting. During this time he has totally restored it, while at the same time preserving her originality.  Consequently the book majors on the post 1966 5 main bearing LHM fluid cars, but which in fact covers the majority of D models still extant.

Charles has also written two books on the refurbishment and maintenance of his 1929 Rolls-Royce 20/25 Thrupp & Maberly Phaeton Tourer.

The new Citroën DS 21 Workshop Guide is available for £20 direct from the publisher here:

Product Details

Edition:  First Edition
Published:  April 17, 2016
Language:  English
Pages:  250
Binding:  Perfect-bound Paperback
Interior Ink:  Black & white
Weight:  0.52 kg
Dimensions (centimetres):  18.9 wide x 24.59 tall

1 comment

  1. Not to forget that there is the Autobook, two or three more, one with the Green embossed cover, also for the DS/I’D repair manual, I think that I have the other three.

    The above ISBN plugged it into my local library and found none, hence not sure if this publication is internationally recognised?

    £20 is a fair price, only the shipping may cost a fair bit, if coming from the U.K.

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