1937 Citroen Traction Avant

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1937
  • Car type 
    Other
  • Lot number 
    28
  • Drive 
    LHD
  • Condition 
    Restored
  • Number of seats 
    2
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

French title
Chassis # 099436
Body no. AM3717

- A superbe older restoration by Lecoq
- Beautiful condition
- One of the rarest and most elegant versions of the Traction

Its splendid lines led Hervé Ogliastro to add a Traction Avant faux-convertible to his collection, given that he already owned a convertible. It was André Lecoq who found this particular car for him. The Conservatoire André Citroën officially confirmed us that it had been sold on May 14, 1937, and that the chassis and body numbers correspond. Once acquired, this faux-cabriolet underwent a comprehensive restoration in 1992 in the workshops of André Lecoq, one of the most renowned restorers in Europe. Nothing was left out : the body was stripped, the sheet metal repaired and repainted, the chrome was redone and the missing accessories replaced. The upholstery was refurbished and all equipment was checked, completed and restored as needed. The mechanicals have also been completely overhauled, with the refurbishment of the running gear, brakes, engine and accessories. The wiring harness was redone and the electrical equipment checked. The file that comes with the car contains a large number of invoices totaling nearly 440,000 francs.
In Other color with light beige upholstery and red imitation leather rear seats, the car is in a beautiful condition, the restoration showing a beautiful patina. Remember that the faux-cabriolet is one of the rarest versions of the Traction Avant. Produced till the autumn of 1938, the total production did not exceed some 700 units. This is a very rare opportunity to acquire one of the most beautiful examples around.
Please note there is an administrative mistake on the French title on which is mentioned a type 11 instead of the type 7C which is consistent with the numbers of the car.