1938 Citroen B11

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1938
  • Car type 
    Other
  • Lot number 
    142
  • Drive 
    LHD
  • Condition 
    Restored
  • Number of seats 
    2
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Red
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

French title
Chassis n ° 142788

- The more attractive "wider" version
- A true automotive icon
- In decent condition

The Citroën Traction needs no introduction as it has left its imprint on the history of the automobile. The convertible manages to combine all the qualities of the Traction with a very pure design, but with even greater pleasure than the sedan, thanks to the fact that it is a convertible. The version 11 B, which has the advantage of the wider body, is particularly attractive because it is more spacious and can accommodate three people at the front. With the possibility of welcoming two additional people at the rear, it is an extremely attractive car. The cabriolet Traction that we are offering was registered on the 30th of June 1938. Its current owner purchased the car in 2009 from Philippe Losson, a well-known Citroën specialist. Although we do not know the entire history of the car, we know it spent some time in the United States before returning to Europe. It was part of the collection of a certain Mr. Donald "Red" Dellinger, a Citroen agent for years in Lewisberry, Pennsylvania, whose collection was auctioned at the end of 2008. The car has been restored a few years ago is today in a good overall state and has a pleasant patina. Its livery combines a burgundy and black body along with a biscuit-colored interior, with matching hood cover and beige top. It has Pilote rims and a four-speed gearbox instead of three-speeder. Used regularly, the car runs well and will offer its future owner the pleasure of driving an icon of French automotive history.