1952 Citroën Traction Avant

The Citroën Traction Avant (or Front Wheel Drive) was the first mass produced steel-bodied monocoque car. Lacking the separate frame of almost all of its contemporaries, the Traction Avant appears low slung and svelte compared to cars of the time.  Its namesake drivetrain separated it as well: while other cars used rear wheel drive and rudimentary suspension systems, the Traction powered its front wheels and featured an independent front suspension, much like the vast majority of cars produced today.

This 11(B)CV is a nice example, with paint that shows well with only minor wear and tear evident. All lights and lenses are intact.   The interior is in excellent shape, with no rips or tears in any upholstery, recently replaced carpets and original rubber floor mats.  Also features a recent set of Michelin X-Stop Radials sized 165R400.  The car starts, shifts and drives very well.  All in all, a very nice example of a revolutionary French automobile.