The Traction Avant, French for "forward traction", was designed by André Lefèbvre and Flaminio Bertoni in late 1933 / early 1934. While not the first production front wheel drive car - Alvis built the 1928 FWD in the UK , Cord produced the L29 from 1929 to 1932 in the United States and DKW the F1 in 1931 in Germany - it was the world's first front wheel drive steel monocoque production car. Along with DKWs 1930s models, the Traction successfully pioneered front wheel drive on the European mass car market.The Traction Avant's structure was an arc-welded monocoque (unitized body). Most other cars of the era were based on a separate frame (chassis) onto which the non-structural body ("coachwork") was built. Monocoque construction (also called Unit Body or "Unibody" in the US today) results in a lighter vehicle, and is now used for virtually all car construction, although body-on-frame construction is still suitable for larger vehicles such as trucks.This method of construction was viewed with great suspicion in many quarters, with doubts about its strength. A type of crash test was developed, taking the form of driving the car off a cliff, to illustrate its great inherent resilience.
SOLD / VERKAUFT / VENDU / VERKOCHT Citroen Traction Avant 11CV 1953 burgundy red in good condition This originally Dutch Citroën Traction Avant 11CV was delivered in 1953. The car has burgundy red paint and a grey cloth interior. Both the in- and outside are in a good and beautiful condition. In the front there is the 1911 CC, 4 cyl engine with 4 speed manual gearbox. This Traction Avant is very comfortable and drives great. In combination with the 4 doors it is a perfect classic car for the whole family. Car has Holland title and Holland mot/tuv. Easy to register in every EU country. You do not need to pay any importtaxes. We can help with transport.
SOLD / VERKAUFT / VENDU / VERKOCHT Citroen Traction Avant 11B 1953 in very good condition This fabulous Citroen Traction Avant has burgundy red paint and ivory colour wheels with burgundy red wheelcovers. All the chrome is in good condition. This is a real example for the fans and the car has had only 1 owner for 30 years. The car was fully checked in the workshop and the brakesystem was revised, a lot of suspension parts were renewed and all technics were restored into topcondition. The Citroen has a beautiful interior with the original grey cloth upholstery and a varnished dashboard with original switches in really marvellous condition. The Citroen is in very good condition and is a pleasure to drive. Car has Holland title and mot/tuv. Easy to register in every EU country. You do not need to pay any import taxes. We can help with transport.
A restored and very well maintained Slough built right-hand drive light fifteen. Excellent paint and bodywork. Excellent mechanistically with rebuilt engine, gearbox, up-rated diff. Brakes and suspension rebuilt. Excellent interior with leather seats, original head lining and factory sunroof. 12 volt, plus alternator. New tyres. Ready to use and enjoy.
£16,950 This 7C was manufactured in October 1939, and by 1944 was in Toulouse, at which point it was commandeered by the FFI, (Forces françaises de l'intérieur) and used by them in the Liberation of France in 1944, with the car is a copy of the original permit issued by the FF!Chef de Department Haute Pyrenees, showing the French military number FFI 89106. At the time the FFI numbers were painted on the bumper or wing along with a Tricolour signifying military use, an example is pictured In later years the 7C travelled to North America for the annual world Citroen rally in New England, and in 2009, moved to Jersey in the Channel Islands, with the occasional trip to French rallies as well as local events and displays. Overall the car is in very good original condition being well maintained over the years. The interior is original, as is the engine, the gearbox was exchanged in the early 1950’s and is good with no whine, or faults with gear changing or staying in gear. The floor pan is in excellent condition with no rust, on import in Jersey it passed the DVS vehicle check with no known faults, and has continued to be well maintained over the years. The body work is original, and in
The Citroen Traction Avant was a hugely innovative car when it was launc...
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