1950 Citroën TRACTION NORMALE 11

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10000 - 15000 EUR
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Result : 11 140EUR
1950 Citroën TRACTION NORMALE 11

Second hand since 1982

Rare Belgian model, 100% original

Has its maintenance instructions

and his old control tickets!

Good working condition

Belgian Circulation Bond

Chassis : 3005095 - Engine : AT 04475


Introduced in 1934, the Traction Avant is considered one of the mythical cars of the 20th century. Designed by the genius Italian sculptor Flaminio Bertoni, it owes its genesis to an audacious industrialist, André Citroën, who gambled everything on it and ruined himself with its creation. In addition to offering front-wheel drive, it will feature an all-steel body without chassis and many technical innovations. It will become a true national symbol during its 27-year career. 80 years later the chevron brand is one hundred years old and Citroën enthusiasts and collectors have never been so numerous.

Rare are still the Traction in its original condition and having known only two owners. This is the case of this nice 11 Normal from 1950 produced in Belgium in the Forest workshops. Never restored, it has been lovingly maintained by its owner for almost 39 years! Found on a classified ad in the local newspaper, the car was the property of a lady living with her brother, not far from Brussels. She had bought it from the Botman establishments and put it into circulation on January 30, 1950, and had it driven daily to her work, before storing it for a few years after his death. However, it is touching to see that the car was always insured and maintained by its owner before he decided to part with it.

Connoisseurs will have noticed that this car has never undergone the slightest modification. Its bumpers with chromed steel bumpers are those of the right period, its specific wheels with body-coloured hubcaps produced by Ets Lambert, the front lights, the Willocq-Bottin electrical equipment and of course its interior in perfect condition with a meticulous upholstery with specific handles and front backrest arches kept until September 1951.

During our test drive, the car was pleasant to drive. The mechanics are sturdy, the clutch and gearbox in perfect condition as well as the brakes which efficiently ensure their function. Here is a unique opportunity to acquire a Traction Specific to the Belgian market, with a known history and never having undergone the slightest modification in 71 years!

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