1949 Citreon 

The Traction Avant has SOld

The Citroen Traction Avant was designed by Andre Citroen in 1934 and built with only minor changes for the next 22 year with production ending in 1956

It features unibody construction, front wheel drive, rack and pinion steering and torsion bar suspension all around, hydraulic drum brakes with three speed transaxle with the control lever on the dash. The Citroen Traction Avant was equipped with 1191 cc, overhead valve inline 4 cylinder engine producing 56 HP. With factory claimed top speed of 71 MPH.

The Traction Avant engine has be exchanged for a Citroen ID 19 engine rated at 69 HP. It has a 12 volt electrical system all in good condition with all instruments in working condition. One exception is the speedometer does register correctly. The windshield folds out for ventilation. The windshield wipers are electric and new wiper arms and blades included.







this Citroens known history

The Citroen was restored in 1990 and then walled in the owners office where it resided until discovered 2011. The car was extracted and put up for sale.





There is a small rust bubble on the bottom of the passenger door and a small rust sport on the bottom of the windshield as noted in the above pictures.


The chrome is good with the bumpers and hubcaps being re-chromed. The one exception of a small rust spot in the chrome at the bottom corner of the Windshield frame.


I purchased the car in 2011.

During my ownership:

 I did a full brake rebuild, new Michelin tires, carburetor replacement, radiator re-cored, distributor rebuild, the transaxle rebuild, new timing chain, new fuel pump, new coil and front end rebuild to bring it back into driving condition.

The paint shines well. It has a few minor rock chips. All the Chrome is good with the exception noted above on the windshield.

It is equipped with a factory installed water heater.

I added a thermostat, temperature gauge, oil pressure gauge and tachometer.





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