1937 CitroŽn Traction Avant15.000-20.000 EUR - Estimate

1937 CitroŽn Traction Avant 11 BL

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To Be OFFERED AT AUCTION WITHOUT RESERVE at RM Sothebys' The SŠragga Collection event, 20 - 21 September 2019.
Estimate:
Ä15,000 - Ä20,000


Fitted with desirable Michelin Pilote wheels
Many correct details for 1937 model

CitroŽn has a proud heritage as a pioneering manufacturer even before the famed ĎTraction Avantí. In the 1920s the marque had already pioneered production-line assembly and all-steel body construction. In 1933 CitroŽn embarked upon their most daring project to date and set about designing a car capable of 100 km/h with a front-wheel-drive layout and unitary construction. They engaged the considerable talents of Andrť LefŤbvre as engineer for the project, with styling by Flamino Bertoni.

This car, the 11CV, was launched in 1935 as a larger-capacity and longer and wider version of the initial 7CV. In the coming years the model would benefit from numerous upgrades and mechanical improvements, including rack-and-pinion steering and a conventional boot lid, culminating in 1937 with the most desirable variant, the 11 BL. This attractive example of this significant pre-war car comes from long-term Portuguese ownership.



Equipado com as desejadas jantes Michelin Pilote

Muitos detalhes corretos para um modelo de 1937

A CitroŽn tem uma orgulhosa tradiÁ„o enquanto construtor pioneiro, mesmo antes do afamado Traction Avant. Nos anos 20, a marca jŠ tinha sido vanguardista na produÁ„o em massa com linha de montagem e carroÁarias integralmente em aÁo. Em 1933, a CitroŽn apostou tudo no seu mais arrojado projeto, concebendo um automůvel capaz de atingir 100 km/h, com traÁ„o dianteira e construÁ„o monobloco. Empregaram nesta miss„o os talentos considerŠveis de Andrť Lefťbvre, responsŠvel tťcnico do projeto, com o design a cargo de Flamino Bertoni.

Este automůvel, o 11CV, foi lanÁado em 1935, sendo uma vers„o com motor de maior capacidade e dimensűes mais generosas do 7CV. Nos anos seguintes, beneficiaria de numerosas atualizaÁűes e melhorias tťcnicas, incluŪndo direÁ„o por pinh„o e cremalheira e um porta-bagagens convencional, culminando na mais desejada variante, a BL, de 1937. Este atraente exemplar de t„o importante automůvel prť-guerra ť aqui apresentado apůs longos anos de propriedade portuguesa.To view this car and others currently consigned to this auction, please visit the RM website at rmsothebys.com/en/auctions/pg19.

Reference Number 582343

as of 8/22/2019

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