1939 Citroen Traction Avant

11 BL

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1939
  • Car type 
    Saloon
  • Chassis number 
    436874
  • Engine number 
    07078
  • Lot number 
    24
  • Drive 
    LHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Interior colour 
    Black
  • Interior type 
    Leather
  • Number of doors 
    4
  • Number of seats 
    4
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Black
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

Monaco title
Chassis n° 436874
Engine n° 07078

- No reserve
- Rare pre-war version
- High quality restoration
- Legendary model

It proved to be a wonderful grand tourer, capable of matching much more powerful cars, thanks to a performance that was remarkable at the time. Today, the Traction is sought after by collectors for its modern design, successful and recognisable styling, and because it is easy to use and maintain, with good parts availability.

The car on offer is a 11 BL " Perfo " with flat trunk, in the desirable pre-war version with vented bonnet. Shorter and narrower than the " standard " 11, it is also lighter, with a slightly better performance, being fitted with the 56 bhp engine which appeared in March 1939. In black livery, the history of this car appealed to our collector, and he bought it from the son of the first owner who confirmed at the time that the mileage was genuine.