Wed, 19th Jun 2019 13:00

Imperial War Museum Duxford

  Lot 23

1954 Citroen Light 15 Traction Avant

Estimated at £16,000 - £20,000

Lot details
Registration No: 847 XVD
Chassis No: 288819C1
Mot Expiry: Nov 2019

- Built at the Paris plant in 1954

- Includes independent inspection report at well regarded Citroen specialist

- Good Service history included with early registration documents since arrival into the UK

- Current MOT until November 2019

The Citroën Traction Avant was remarkably advanced for its time, combining a monocoque body with torsion bar suspension. This four-door saloon was built at the Paris plant in 1954 and fitted with the 1.9L engine. Finished in dark grey metallic paintwork which the vendor describes as 'very presentable', he states there is an absence of rust, excellent door fit and no evidence of corrosion or accident damage.

Mechanically, the vendor reports the car is in great condition, starts on the button, idles well and is free of smoke. Peacock CV drives and electronic ignition have been fitted as sensible and subtle modern upgrades. The factory interior has wonderful patina and combines originality with the story of a car well-loved over time. Imported to the UK in 1993 with a good service history including recent full service, inspection and brake and gearbox overhaul, the car presents very well as a very original and un-modified car.

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