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Citroen Cars: Traction Avant

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1938. 'Traction Avant'. Reg No: OSU 113. Exhibit at Myreton Motor Museum.
1939. Citroen Traction Avant. Light Roadster. Reg No: FOF 899.
1954. Citroen. 11 BJ. 1,911cc. Reg No: RXJ 145.
1954. Citroen Light 15. Reg No: VPD 897.

Note: This is a sub-section of Citroen Cars

Made 1934-1957

Introduced in France in 1934, the Traction Avant was the first European mass-produced car with front-wheel-drive and a Monocoque body.

It started out with a 1,303cc engine but increased to 1,628cc and then 1,911cc. Some six-cylinder models were also produced.

Assembled in Slough and other places in Europe

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