1939/2 CitroŽn Traction Avant Roadster / Cabriolet (TOO LATE / trop tard)SOLD

Certified by Citroen. Extremely rare, a mythical Classic

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The Citroen Traction Roadster is an ultra-rare icon of Classic Automobiles. With only 4300 built, most experts think that only a few hundreds still exist today.

Technologically far ahead of its time, the Traction Avant fascinates many collectors. But the Traction Cabriolet (or Roadster) 11 BL - more powerful and far better to drive than the "7" is certainly the pinnacle of CitroŽn classics. With its marvellous bodywork design by Jean Daninos, founder of Facel-Vega, its engine and monocoque structure created by Andrť Citroen, the Traction Roadster is simply a Legend.

This example is finished in a dark shade of night blue, with dark red upholstery. Absolutely authentic, in every detail, including the radio antenna, it has been restored years ago by Citroen specialists. Fitted with highly desirable optional aluminium wheels, a Quillery Sport steering wheel, and the beautiful Marchal head lights, it is a real work of art to look at and a delight to drive, especially with the (new) hood down.

Very few Traction Roadsters are for sale on the market, and this one is one of the best that we know, both for perfect integrity and history, and for its excemlent slighly patinated restored condition. EU taxes paid, available in Paris : a perfect Autodrome Classic, at a very exceptional and affordable price.
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Reference Number 40419

as of 3/11/2009

Overview
Car 1939/2 CitroŽn Traction Avant Roadster / Cabriolet (TOO LATE / trop tard)
Exterior / Interior Color      Dark Blue /      Dark Red 
Condition Exceptional 
Configuration Left Hand Drive (LHD) 
Transmission Manual Shift 
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Known History

Possibly sold new in Casablanca (Morocco).

 

It was in Morocco in the seventies when Mr. Andrey, a Swiss citizen and collector, bought it.

 

In 1978, participated in the ICCCR in Chartres (France).

 

Probably remained in Switzerland during the eighties and nineties. restored completely : engine, gearbox, suspension, bodywork, paintwork, upholstery, tires, clutch...

 

Recently acquired by Mr. W. Director of an important publishing Swiss Company, and well-known CitroŽn collector.

 

Acquired from Mr. Werfeli by Autodrome Paris in 2009.