Citroen Traction Avant
For all you enthusiasts who can’t get past “la vacht qui rit” in French; Traction Avant stands for front-wheel drive.
Is that such a special thing? Yes, in the 1930s this was the first production car to have it.
The Traction Avant is an iconic car that everyone knows from television. One example is TinTin, or many famous war movies. The car lasted a whopping 23 years. Its predecessor, the Rosalie, was a true pre-war. The successor to the Traction was the DS, which already reveals more of the contours of a modern car. Think then how long this car remained competitive in the car market. Too bad André Citroën only got to see it go live. He died in 1935.
André Citroën was seen as the European counterpart to Henry Ford, where he came up with assembly line production, warranty on cars and day care for children of employees. A visionary who also loved the flamboyant lifestyle. He gambled with celebrities, and after the 1934 bankruptcy, André remained only the brainchild of the Citroën Traction Avant. Michelin took over the helm. Mr. Citroën will always be remembered as a man with a manual, who thought up ingenious things. The panache of the time and his ideas are reflected in the greatness of the Avant in automotive history.
Our Citroën Traction Avant is a special one, namely the 6 cylinder version. This car was delivered to the mayor of Evreux. A mayor ordered a car of course full option, that means two carburetors, and for example mechanisms under the car for changing a wheel without a jack. The car also has a nice quillery steering wheel and an air horn horn. The current owner is the third, and has been the owner of this classic for 25 years. Now she is looking for and new one that will give her a fresh new look.I'm interested in this object