New carburetor and an electric fuel pump. Because this vertical orientation could have resulted in the car dropping out of gear when the lever was in the upper positions i. The car also features a reupholstered mohair interior and electronic ignition, and benefits from a recent brake service. The engine and transmission have been rebuilt, the brakes and cooling systems rebuilt and reconditioned, and everything attended to with the eye of a careful owner and restoration shop. Included are the original license plates indicating the car comes from the 13th Department which is Bouches-du-Rhones. Turn over the engine, which still has a hole for the hand-crank in front, just in case you might need one, and it gurgles to life. Interior The interior is in superb condition.
The odometer now shows 15,500 miles and there is no way to verify the actual mileage on the car. We have known of this car for some time now, as it has always been maintained by a good friend of ours, a highly skilled vintage Euro specialist in Chicago, who just recently passed away. The Traction Avant was shown to the dealers in March 1934 and made its appearance in showrooms early the following month. On the original cars it had been possible to access the fuel tank using capped filler openings on either side, but now the left fuel filler cap was removed, and filling the fuel tank had to be done using the filler on the right side. It's hidden behind the chrome rear bumper, but the dent is there.
Recent valve grind and cooling system work includes a remanufactured water pump. Imperfections include a small dent on rear of body, on the passenger side. The bumpers have been rechromed, all other plated items are in very good condition. It laid in a barn in the Gatineau hills in Quebec from 1976 to 2005 when I removed it from the barn and restored it mechanically. Overall the car is in amazing condition. The 11 B-normal model, differentiated from the 11 B-light by its 3,090 mm 122 in wheelbase, experienced a similar drop in sales volumes between 1939 and 1941, with just 341 cars produced during the first seven months of 1941. Approximately 20 miles have been added by the seller since purchasing the vehicle out of Washington State two years ago.
The main difference is the asking price which reflects value. However, manufacturers did not change the model name every time a change of engine size caused a change in fiscal horsepower. New valves were installed with larger diameter and consequently more flow. As it sits, this car is in reliable running and driving order Exterior - Exterior imperfections are all shown close-up in the video accompanying the listing. White wheels show minor chipping. Well I have owned 'classic' cars before some I learnt to drive in when they were new and not considered classics! Car has won recent trophies. The headliner, dash, seats, carpet, and glass are all in great condition as if the last 65 years have never been there.
Chrome hubs are very nice - Glass is all clear and crack free. The carburetor was replaced with a better flowing and performing Weber, and the intake and exhaust manifolds were separated for better engine performance when hot. To expand the customer base, the car was made as an extended length Familiale family model with three rows of seats, seating 9 adults. The front brake drums are new, the brakes have been redone but it needs a master cylinder which I will replace when it arrives soon. It has been gone through from stem to stern. A one-piece top-hinged tailgate was introduced when the Commerciale resumed production after.
The spare is a South African made Dunlop. There is also some chipping along the passenger front fender, as well as a few small touched-up scratches scattered about the car. It looks wonderful with a commanding black exterior, grey velour interior, and powdercoated yellow wheels. Body— there has never been any rust that I am aware of, having been in South Africa for most of its life. Odometer shows only 45,402 original miles 73,068 kilometers.
The boot was lengthened and its volume doubled in Autumn 1952 For 1936, at the , in October 1935, various modifications were on show. Has very unusual options, Robi aluminum fender protectors, hood ornament, very rare side wing windows original to the car , newer correct Michelin tires. No more than one image per comment please. All of the paint was removed and no rust was found under the paint. The low-slung arrangement also eliminated the need for running boards to step into or out of the vehicle.
Remember the formatting tricks italics and bold V. The original engine block is not available. Under Michelin, Citroën was run as a research laboratory, a test bed for their and new automotive technologies. Now he takes it out at least once a month and brings it to local auto shows. The body was redone with a bare-metal respray in 2010 after a rear-end collision. I don't know anything about the restoration but the interior was done well so I take it much else was done well. The novel design made the car very low-slung relative to its contemporaries — the Traction Avant was always distinctive, which went from appearing rakish in 1934 to familiar and somewhat old fashioned by 1955.