26 May FWD From France: 1954 CITROEN Traction Avant 11B
Creemore Valley Classics VIP Stories #50
This vehicle was built in France in 1954. The original owner, a farmer in Provence, sold the car to a British pilot, who brought the car to the United Kingdom in the mid 1990’s. Since then it has undergone a near complete restoration. The interior was completely restored in 2002, grey wool heading, deep pile carpets and red soft leather seats and door panels. The car was sold in 2004 to the second British owner. He drove this car to many Citroen Traction Avant events in Europe: Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Belgium, France, Spain, Germany, Austria and Switzerland, including the ICCCR, the International Citroen Car Club Rally in Rome, Italy in 2008.
This car was purchased by Harriet Nixon of Wiarton in 2014 and she had it shipped to Canada. Since then clutch and gear box repairs were done, the roof and trunk lid were painted, a new exhaust system installed and chrome details were added.
760000 units produced in France from 1934 to 1956
Engine 1911 cc
Over head valve
3 speed manual
Front wheel drive – first mass produced front wheel drive car in the world
Owner: Harriet Nixon of Wiarton, Ontario