Non-Radio – Citroen Traction Avant 11BL

1954 Citroen Traction Avant 11BL Sedan

 

Side view

 

A 1954 Citroen Traction Avant 11BL joined our fleet.

While having a very gangster/steampunk look, the Traction is technologically an advanced car for its era.

Four-cylinder Three-speed – Old School

 

Simple Vintage Cabin

 

Suicide-doors and spartan fitments

 


Monocoupe and front-wheel drive from the mid-1930’s introduction, by the time this car was produced it was as a post-WWII legacy model. In a three more years the Traction would give way to the new DS-19 series.

At the time of production there appear to have been basically three body shell variants – the larger “Commercial” sized shell used for the largest Tractions, a middle sized “Normal” body shell and the svelte “Light” body shell. Most shared the same engine, though there was also a six-cylinder model in the larger shells.

This particular car came from a doctor’s collection, where he or his family had the car for many years, and if I followed right it had steady ownership back to the mid-1960s. Not certain what the exact history is yet. Everything seems original and sporting some interesting period accessories the car is a head turner.

Looking pretty cool!

73

Steve
K9ZW

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