Traction Avant

Restore, or Not? 1956 Citroën Traction Avant 11B

Many car makers lay claim to some fame or another: first this, first that. My favorite “car of firsts” is the Lancia Lambda. Yes, I probably like Lancias too well, but the Lambda did deserve accolades for the first… more»

Needs Finishing: 1953 Citroen Traction Avant

And now, for another HOC (Hunk O Car), this time in the form of a 1953 Citroen Traction Avant. Last week it was this Austin-Healey of unknown specificity, but today’s find, courtesy of T.J. is in a bit better… more»

Package Deal: Two 1954 Citroen Traction Avants – Normale and Familiale

These Citroens were destined to be combined into one until the owner found a less needy restoration project. Consequently, he is selling two 1954 Traction Avants, here on craigslist, with an asking price of just $4500. We have Ross… more»

Queen of the Road: 1954 Citroen Traction Avant 11B

Andre Citroen was a gambler and an industrial engineer. What he was not, was an automobile enthusiast. Citroen had been making munitions for WWI and when the war ended, he cast about for a new assignment. Had the auto… more»

Parked For 55 Years: 1953 Citroen Traction Avant

I’ll admit that I don’t know a whole lot about Citroens. Usually, when I hear the name Citroen, I think of the DS model with its unique hydraulic suspension and reverse Dustbuster styling. But long before the DS’ inception,… more»

Solid French Classic: 1955 Citroen Traction Avant

The success of the Citroen Traction Avant can be measured on two separate levels. The first is that the car managed to remain in production, although undergoing frequent upgrades along the way, for a total of 23-years. The second… more»

French Diplomat: 1952 Citroen Traction Avant

When it comes to cars that could be labeled as truly ground-breaking, the Citroen Traction Avant would have to feature in that category. It was a car that brought a number of new ideas to the automotive table, and… more»