1952 Citroen Traction Avant
Year of manufacture1952
Chassis # 595948
Engine No. AJ16173
- Older restoration, but well preserved
- One owner from 1956 to 2007
- One of the last "flat trunk" versions
- No reserve
It proved to be a wonderful grand tourer, capable of matching up to much more powerful cars thanks to its remarkable dynamics. Yet the Citroën Traction Avant could have been a dismal failure, as it adopted technical solutions that were little in use then: front-wheel drive, monocoque, four independent suspensions with torsion bars, hydraulic brakes, push-rod engine and featuring a body that was much lower and sleeker than the "square" cars cruising the roads of the 1930s. Today, the Traction Avant is very popular for its modern design, its highly successful aesthetics, its ease of use and good availability of spare parts.
Purchased in November 2007, this Traction Avant 11 BL with the flat trunk was owned by its previous owner since 1956! It was registered in the Ariege region of France. This car shows an older restoration which has been very well preserved: the paint is still beautiful, the body very sound and the interior, redone in cloth, is in very good state. The odometer displays 73,000km.
In its sober black colour with wheels in eggshell shade and its classic interior, it is a beautiful example of the Traction Avant in its light version, less spacious but slightly more powerful than its big sister with the larger body. Moreover, it is one of the last examples with the flat trunk at the rear, since the curved version appeared in July 1952. The spare wheel cover, with the curved bumper, gives the car a more antiquated look, resulting in drives that hark back to older times.
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