1954 Citroen Traction Avant

15 H/ 6 (Oleo) - Garte Grise

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1954
  • Car type 
    Saloon
  • Drive 
    LHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Black
  • Interior colour 
    Other
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

Coys Auction - Légende et Passion
Espace Fontvielle
Monaco
Friday 30th April 2010 at 11AM
Registration Number: 2597 RS 42 Chassis Number: 726772
By the early thirties, Citroen had enjoyed considerable success, having expanded from the proverbial little acorn into a vast oak tree with high sales and demand: expansion had also included new factories in Germany, Italy, Austria and England, the latter in Slough, opening in 1926. A new factory was also built to produce the revolutionary Traction Avant of March 1934.
Not only was front wheel drive employed, but also the low-slung body was of unitary construction, front suspension independent via wishbone/torsion bar and brakes fully hydraulic. The radius-arm located live rear axle was sprung by transverse torsion bars.
The model became highly popular, not least as transport for George Simenon‘s Inspector Maigret. Indeed, its popularity spread from politicians and painters to Resistance members and rally drivers, seduced by the ca