1954 Citroen Traction Avant


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French title
Chassis N° 727127
Engine N° 6H W2771

- The ultimate evolution of the flagship of Citroën
- Nice presentation
- Exceptional comfort and driving characteristics for its time
- No reserve

The Traction Avant 15-Six was popular amongst political leaders, military personnel or even thugs and reached its peak with the "H" version (for "hydro", but it will also be called "Oleo"). On this model, the engineer Paul Mages developed a system for the rear suspension that was to be adopted on the DS: a high pressure pump driven by the engine and a hydraulic system that powered the spheres of each wheel. Consequently the car benefited from exceptional comfort and level control, allowing the car to maintain a constant ride height irrespective of the payload. To aid this improved comfort, the front torsion bars were lengthened.
Purchased in 2003 by André Trigano, this car belonged to the first owner from 1954 to November 1960, the second from 1960 to 1961 and the third from 1961 to 2003. From 1961 to today, it has had just two owners, the odometer displaying 86,627km. Of older restauration and in a nice grey shade, the paint shows some flaws. The car is otherwise in a sound condition. The interior in beige cloth is in nice condition and bicolor dashboard is enhanced by an accessory steering wheel with horn-ring, giving it a most beautiful touch. The comfortable rear seat features side armrests and a retractable center armrest.
This is the most prestigious and most sought after of the Traction Avant 15-Six, and represents the ultimate evolution. With this nice patina, it is sure to appeal to fans of the Traction Avant.

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