1954 Citroen Traction Avant

Light 15

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1954
  • Car type 
    Saloon
  • Drive 
    RHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Silver
  • Interior colour 
    Other
  • Interior type 
    Leather
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Automatic
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

Registration Number: UVK 683 Chassis Number: 134709
The revolutionary Citroen ‘Traction Avant’ was introduced in 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 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 car’s style and charm.
Known as the 7A in Europe, or the Super Modern 12 if built in Citroen’s Slough factory, it was a very capable machine highly praised for its excellent road-holding and ride allied to spirited performance. The Traction Avant bristled with technology, in addition to front-wheel drive and monocoque bodyshell, specification included hydraulic braking, all-round independent torsion bar suspension to afford the best possible ride quality, and a wet-li