Centennial Blues: 1952 Citroën Traction Avant

It was 100 years this past March when French industrialist André Citroën launched his Type A 8CV “Torpedo”.  It was a simple machine without the complex solutions to automotive problems that Citroen became known for in later years — hydropneumatic self-leveling suspension in 1954, the first mass market disc brakes in 1955 and swiveling headlights in 1967…but first Citroën pioneered a few basic ideas that are in use with most mass production cars today, namely; unibody construction, 4-wheel independent suspension, and front-wheel-drive in a car called the Traction Avant. It might not have been made by Honda…but it is the Accord’s French great grand-uncle. Find this 1952 Citroën Traction Avant here on eBay bidding for $11,100 in Vancleave, MS with a few hours to go.

 From the seller:

Selling my very unique 1952CITROEN AVANT, have owned the car for many years. All original paint and interior, never restored! Has very unusual options, Robi aluminum fender protectors, hood ornament, very rare side wing windows ( original to the car), newer correct Michelin tires.

No rust ever, mechanical excellent, all works clutch was replaced 5 years ago, has been in my collection and driven on a monthly bases, no issues. You will not find another original untouched one with those options ever, my parents bought the same car and got married in it, I have owned several like it but never with these options, will sell no reserve and help at your expense with delivery/ transport, one of a kind don’t miss out, deposit $ 500 within 48 hours balance due within 7 days, thanks for your consideration, clear title in hand.

Item specifics

Condition: Used Year: 1952

VIN (Vehicle Identification Number): 583558 Mileage: 34764

Number of Cylinders: 4 Make: Citroën

Transmission: Manual Engine: Traction Avant

Body Type: Sedan Drive Type: FWD

Vehicle Title: Clear Fuel Type: Gasoline

Exterior Color: Black For Sale By: Private Seller

Interior Color: Tan

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