1955 Citroen Traction Avant

Avant 11 BL

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1955
  • 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 - Automoto D‘Epoca
Padova Fiera
Padova, Italy

Italy

Saturday 25th October 2008

Admission by catalogue only - admits two.

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, the radius-arm located live rear axle was sprung by transverse torsion bars, and the brakes were fully hydraulically-operated. The model became highly popular, not least as transport for George Simenon''s Inspector Maigret. Indeed, its popularity spread from politicians and painter