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Lot No. 648 - 1956 Citroen Traction Avant 11BL

Not sold

Rakish looks and innovative engineering solutions ensure that this idiosyncratic Gallic charmer offers enduring appeal.
Details Specification Condition Report
  • The Traction Avant (forward traction) was designed by André Lefèbvre and Flaminio Bertoni in late 1933 and was the world's first front-wheel-drive steel monocoque production car
  • In the UK it's frequently associated with the great French detective Jules Maigret from the Paris Brigade Criminelle in the Sixties TV-Series Maigret
  • Dating from the penultimate year of production, this 1956 example was first registered in the UK in June 1989 and is well known in the Traction Avant Owners Club having been a regular attendee at their rallies and events
  • It has recently been re-commissioned following a period in dry storage and now presents really well in black with the traditional Grey Cloth interior and large white Bakelite steering wheel
  • NSU 864 is powered by the traditional 1911cc, 4-cylinder engine producing 57bhp at 3,800rpm
  • Light and low, the TA is a bit quicker than you might imagine, reaching 70mph with ease
  • Accompanied by an extensive history file (two boxes), an owner’s logbook where most journeys have been recorded, and documentation for parts and servicing
  • Popular everywhere, this French icon and motoring milestone is very sensibly guided
Year of manufacture:
1956
Make:
Citroen
Chassis number:
673448
Engine capacity:
1911
Body colour:
Black
LHD/RHD:
Left-hand Drive
Registration number:
NSU 864
Model:
Traction Avant 11BL
Engine number:
10581033
Odometer Reading:
96596
km
Warranted Mileage:
Not warranted

CCA Vendor Condition Report

Overall:

116 / 135

Exterior

Bodywork:

Glass:

Paint:

Chrome:

Trim:

Remarks

excellent

Interior

Door-cards:

Carpets:

Seating:

Headlining:

Dashboard:

Boot:

Remarks

excellent

Engine

Components:

Starting:

Appearance:

Running:

Remarks

excellent

Transmission

Gears:

Drive-shaft:

Clutch:

Remarks

excellent

Running gear

Axles:

Chassis:

Suspension:

Bearings:

Brakes:

Wheels and tyres:

Remarks

excellent

Electrics

Minor:

Major:

Remarks

excellent

Vehicle History

Remarks

two large boxfiles plus diary from early nineties of trips ,milesges and work carried out

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