Back to search results

1955 CITROEN LIGHT FIFTEEN 11CL TRACTION AVANT - £22,995

  • Aetv28599394 1
  • Aetv28599394 2
  • Aetv28599394 3
  • Aetv28599394 4
  • Aetv28599394 5
  • Aetv28599394 6
  • Aetv28599394 7
  • Aetv28599394 8
  • Aetv28599394 9
  • Aetv28599394 10
  • Aetv28599394 11
  • Aetv28599394 12
  • Aetv28599394 13
  • Aetv28599394 14
  • Aetv28599394 15
  • Aetv28599394 16
  • Aetv28599394 17
  • Aetv28599394 18
  • Aetv28599394 19
  • Aetv28599394 20
  • Aetv28599394 21
  • Aetv28599394 22
  • Aetv28599394 23
  • Aetv28599394 24
  • Aetv28599394 25
  • Aetv28599394 26
  • Aetv28599394 27
  • Aetv28599394 28
  • Aetv28599394 29
  • Aetv28599394 30
  • Aetv28599394 31
  • Aetv28599394 32
  • Aetv28599394 33
  • Aetv28599394 34
  • Aetv28599394 35
  • Aetv28599394 36
  • Aetv28599394 37
  • Aetv28599394 38
  • Aetv28599394 39
  • Aetv28599394 40
  • Aetv28599394 41
  • Aetv28599394 42
  • Aetv28599394 43
  • Aetv28599394 44
  • Aetv28599394 45
  • Aetv28599394 46
  • Aetv28599394 47
  • Aetv28599394 48
  • Aetv28599394 49
  • Aetv28599394 50

ULEZ COMPLIANT, 14'' Steel Wheels, Leather Trim, 3 Speed Manual Gearbox Citron's brainchild, the 7C 'Traction Avant', broke new ground in almost every aspect of production car engineering on its launch in 1934. Unitary construction of the body/chassis, front wheel drive, all-independent suspension sprung by torsion bars, hydraulic brakes, synchromesh transmission and a four-cylinder, overhead-valve, wet-liner engine were all incorporated in the new car at a time when the majority of its rivals employed a separate chassis, cart springs, side-valve engines and mechanical brakes. This ground-breaking specification would have counted for little had the result not worked in practice, but the Traction soon gained a well deserved reputation for exceptional stability and exemplary handling that endures to this day. The 7C 1.3-litre original was soon superseded by larger-engined 1.9-litre 11 Legre model, being known and built in Britain from 1935 as the 'Light Fifteen'. Production ceased in 1939/40 due to WW2, but resumed both in France and Slough in 1946 and lasted until 1957 when the Traction Avant was replaced by the equally revolutionary Citroen DS. There were a number of differences between the French and English built cars and it is fair to say that the Slough built cars were more refined and luxurious. The main differences were: 12 Volt Electrics Starter Motor, Dynamo, Distributor, Voltage Regulator and Coil all made by Lucas in England Steering Wheel made by Clifford Coverings All lights made by Lucas in Birmingham Battery made by Exide Radiator made by Marston Radiators Wheels made by Rubery Owen (post war) Tyres made by Michelin in England Bumpers made by Pyrene in Brentford All instruments made by Smiths Instruments Electrical Wiring looms made by Ripualt Exhaust and Petrol Tank made by Chillcott Windscreen and Glass made by Triplex and Lancegaye Full Leather interiors Wooden Dashboards and Door Cappings Optional metal Sun Roof This beautiful RHD 11CL Light Fifteen (Big Boot) - Chassis No: 9/550198 was built in Slough in 1955 and is the 198th car out of the last 717 built in 1955 by Citroen in Slough before the factory closed later that year. It was we believe first registered in April 1955 in England, but unfortunately we do not have any DVLA information to confirm this. We have just imported this car from Portugal where it

  • 1005 Miles
  • Transmission 69197354786223e29b85070a0695cc247a4c2b215c743673c2d02e864b4cd687 MANUAL
  • Steering ca68a9643bbb915d30839040f432af59e679db8cf98e23a4378cbef2ed805059 RHD
  • RefCode: AETV28599394