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CitroŽn Traction Avant

By jacomes
The first in a series of classic cars. Here is the famous CitroŽn Light 15 or "Traction Avant" built from 1934 to 1955 ( more here for enthusiasts)
A black saloon and two convertibles in mono with colour images following.
I put in the versions as the two convertibles are such gorgeous colours.

Thanks to everyone who joined me on the beach at Antibes , and for your votes and comments, much appreciated.



Tags: B&w Mono Rain Transport Cars Vehicles Classic cars Citroen Old cars

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Chinga Plus
10 3 2 United Kingdom
26 Apr 2021 9:31PM
Quality top brass shots James, beautiful collection...
I like V4 for the appreciative lookers... Isabel GrinGrinGrin
27 Apr 2021 8:48AM
Lovely set, Jame. Prefer V5 as it is in colour to V2.
Mike
27 Apr 2021 8:59AM
Used to have a pale green saloon Light 15 years ago, a students car, broken starter motor so it had to be bump started, otherwise good car, very long and unusual gear lever. Nice convertible variant here, good to see, very aesthetic lines.

Dave 🙂
woolybill1 Plus
14 38 78 United Kingdom
27 Apr 2021 9:10AM
I have always thought the convertibles rather elegant even if not quite on a par with the coachbuilt Bugattis and Delages of the same era. They are rare here now.
A truly classic car.

Bill
Minty805 Plus
5 43 9 United Kingdom
27 Apr 2021 10:28AM
You're right, those colours are glorious, James. The midnight purple of version five is absolutely beautiful. I wonder if I'm right in thinking the Traction Avant was the first ever front wheel drive car?
TrevBatWCC Plus
13 13 19 England
27 Apr 2021 11:29AM
A fine set of old motors, James, rather liking V5 in colour, despite the 'busy' background 😃👍
Trev 😀
27 Apr 2021 11:44AM
great classic look from the old timers and a fine set of quality pictures, James
jacomes Plus
6 28 40 Portugal
27 Apr 2021 12:38PM

Quote:You're right, those colours are glorious, James. The midnight purple of version five is absolutely beautiful. I wonder if I'm right in thinking the Traction Avant was the first ever front wheel drive car?


Not the first fwd cars but the first monococque construction - see my link above.
James
Irishkate Plus
11 45 121 United Kingdom
27 Apr 2021 12:52PM
So stylish.
KateGrin
saltireblue Plus
11 12.2k 76 Norway
27 Apr 2021 1:51PM
I wanted one of these (convertible) after one of my first trips to France where I saw a few. I thought they were super cool! Mind you, I was still too young to drive legally, but my first attempt was in a 2CV on private land near Le Mans. I must have been all of 13 or 14...
One of the best cars I have owned was a CitroŽn GS - the most comfortable ride ever!
viscostatic 15 50 11 United Kingdom
28 Apr 2021 9:10AM
Very stylish cars. They always caught the eye.

Phil.

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