Citroen Traction Avant 11 BL

Petrol, Manual, BLACK, 96,000 Miles


Vehicle Information - Citroen Traction Avant 11 BL

  • Body Saloon
  • Transmission Manual
  • Mileage 96,000 Miles
  • Fuel Type Petrol
  • Registered 1956
  • Doors 4
  • Engine Size 1.9L
  • Colour

About this Citroen Traction Avant 11 BL

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. Production of the Traction Avant ended in July 1957. Over 23 years, 759,111 had been built, including 26,400 assembled in Slough in England, 31,750 assembled in Forest near Brussels and 1,823 assembled at Cologne in Germany. The total reflects the production stoppage during World War II. Our example has been recently re-commissioned following a period in dry storage. An extensive history file (two boxes) an owner’s log book where most journeys have been recorded, accompanied by documentation for parts and servicing. A French icon and a motoring milestone at a very sensible price!

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Tax (6/12mo) £88 / £160
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Engine Size 1.9L
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  • Seats 5
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Note: These figures show the typical specification for this vehicle, actual figures may vary.

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Arun Prestige Ltd makes every effort to ensure that the information on this advertisement is accurate. Specification of each car may vary from what is listed here. All statements as to provenance and condition are given as opinions only and are given in good faith. Please check with a member of staff before purchase.

Arun Prestige Ltd is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. Indemnities may be required in certain circumstances. Finance is only available to persons aged 18 or over, subject to status. We work with a number of carefully selected lenders who may be able to offer you finance for your vehicle. We are only able to offer finance from these providers. Postal Address: Codmore Hill Garage, Pulborough, West Sussex, RH20 1BQ

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