1952 CitroŽn Traction 11B BerlineSOLD
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CitroŽn Traction 11B Berline

Reference Number 182458

as of 7/3/2012

Overview
Car 1952 CitroŽn Traction 11B Berline
VIN 231849 
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Known History

Monegasque title (Collector car)

 

Chassis # 231849

Engine No. AR10935

 

 

ē A great French classic

ē In very good condition

ē Easy to use and maintain

 

1952 Citroen Traction Avant 11B sedan

 

It proved to be a wonderful grand tourer, capable of standing up to much more powerful cars thanks to its brilliant dynamics for the time. However, the CitroŽn Traction Avant could have been a monumental failure, as it simultaneously adopted technical solutions many of which were still not proven: front-wheel drive, monocoque construction, a Ďfloatingí engine, four-wheel independent suspension by torsion bars, hydraulic brakes, all under a body design that was much lower than the Ďsquare boxesí on the roads of the 1930s. In 1934 the first model was called just 7, to indicate its fiscal horsepower. At the Paris Salon of 1934, the range was completed with the 11. Over the years the mechanicals would improve and the teething problems would disappear. Its qualities and its success will enable the Traction Avant to continue being in production well after World War II, receiving in 1952 the famous curved boot with a larger storage space. Today, the Traction Avant is greatly appreciated by collectors of modern design, its highly successful line familiar, easy to use and maintain, with good parts availability.

 

The car on offer has received some twenty years of careful restoration by the craftsmen of le Palais de Monaco. The exterior has been redone and repainted a stylish grey, while the seats are upholstered with cloth, which was what the Traction Avant had at its time. The headliner, grey wool, also looks good. The bumpers are from the 15CV, and the car has the 56bhp version of the 11 Perfo, making the car a comfortable and safe drive. This is indeed a beautiful example of this classic French automobile.