This 1956 Citroen 11 Traction Avant was first registered in the UK in June 1989. It is well known in the Traction Avant Owners Club having been a regular attendee at their events. Finished in the classic combination of Black with Grey Cord interior; translating into enduring appeal in 2019. Step through the suicide front doors and sink into the cushioned front seat and you can tell that this is a special automobile. It’s typically 1930s inside; the painted dash is vertical like a cliff face, with a vast Bakelite steering wheel. The Traction Avant, French for “Forward Traction”, i.e., Front Wheel Drive was designed by André Lefèbvre and Flaminio Bertoni in late 1933 / early 1934; it was the world’s first front wheel drive steel monocoque production car. The Traction Avant’s structure was an arc-welded monocoque unitized body. The novel design made the car seem very low-slung relative to its contemporaries — the Traction Avant always possessed a unique look, which at launch in 1934 appeared very rakish in 1934. Most Traction Avants use a 1911cc four-cylinder engine. The engine is arguably the most conventional part of the car, this later, 1950s model had a heady 57bhp using a three-speed gearbox, whose lever in typical Citroen fashion protrudes vertically out of the dashboard. Since it was considerably lighter than “conventional” designs of the era, it was capable of 62 mph.
THIS CAR IS LOCATED IN THE UK/ENGLAND and sold on behalf of our UK partner. Communication and viewing can initially done by us with direct contact to the UK seller once serious interest is confirmed. We can assist with the transport.The small print in large – always happy to answer any questions you may have.All offers are, unless otherwise agreed upon in writing, non-binding and subject to confirmation and to prior sale. All information given is based on the best knowledge and the seller’s information.The advertised €-price is based on the daily £-rate and the contract between buyer & seller is in £-Stirling.