1952 Citroen Traction Avant

Stock #B849
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Benicia
Showroom
68,985
Mileage
Body Style
Manual
Transmission
cylinders 4 CYL
Engine
··· 610487
VIN
Not Specified
Exterior
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Interior
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Located in our Benicia, CA Showroom 707.748.4000 www.specialtysales.com Very rare 1952 Citroen Traction Avant. Finished in two tone Gray over Gray cloth interior. Powered by its 4 Cylinder engine with a manual Transmission. The Citroen Traction Avant is legendary automobile, an Art Deco masterpiece, and the production car with front-wheel drive. Two owner show winning car.. Looks and Drives great!

The Traction Avant, designed by Andr Lefbvre and Flaminio Bertoni in late 1933 / early 1934, was one of the most successful cars with front wheel drive in the 1930s. \"Traction Avant\" is French for front wheel drive, literally meaning \"frontal traction\"

This revolutionary car used an arc-welded monocoque frame, where most of the other cars of the era were based on a frame (chassis) onto which the body (\"coachwork\") was built. This type of frame resulted in a lighter vehicle now used in most modern vehicles. The suspension was very advanced for the car\'s era. The front wheels were independently sprung, using a torsion bar and wishbone suspension arrangement, where most contemporaries used live axle and cart-type leaf spring designs. The rear suspension was a simple steel beam axle and Panhard rod with unequal trailing arms, to allow the two torsion bars to run parallel to each other, across the car\'s width. Since it was considerably lighter than \"conventional\" designs of the era, it was capable of 100 km/h (62 mph), and used only 10 litres of gasoline per 100 km (24 mpg).

Benicia
Showroom
5200 Gateway Plaza Drive
Benicia, CA 94510
707-748-4000
Benicia
Showroom
5200 Gateway Plaza Drive
Benicia, CA 94510
707-748-4000