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1952 CITROEN “Traction Avant” 15/6 SPLENDILUX /€48000


The Citroën Traction Avant is produced from 1934 to 1957.

It has a rare feature on its contemporaries: the driving wheels are those of the front axle. Traction is the first innovation of this car. 

This technique is quickly associated in France with the Citroën, which earned its nickname, “Traction”, and later the pleonasm “Traction avant”. 

The real novelty is to combine on one vehicle the most modern solutions of the time: in addition to the front wheel drive, a monocoque structure, hydraulic brakes and an independent wheel suspension on all four wheels. 

Traction Avant benefits from better handling than most of its contemporaries.

Constantly improved by André Lefèbvre, this Citroën paves the way for the mass production of vehicles equipped with this technique, its qualities worth a long career and a production of 760,000 copies.

Under the name Splendilux, we actually find the business of Tolerie Automobile Industrielle H. Esclassan of Boulogne sur Seine. 

Splendilux is a set of elements capable of completely modifying the look of a front wheel drive, by the installation of enveloping wings and tapered with integrated headlights, a new vertical bar grille, a lower puncture cover than the original, and a small trunk back, not to mention tubular bumper games. 

The transformation Splendilux does not betray the traction, it modernizes and gives it a new genre in tune with the fashion of the late 40s. 

To date, three or four sedans and two cabriolets 11B and dressed in original are still existing.

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This very rare and beautiful Citroën Traction Avant 15/6 SPLENDILUX from 1952 attracts our attention.

In very good working condition and presentation with many accessories such as: 
– 5 wheels ROBERGEL 
– two carburetors intake 
– Applex Translucent steering wheel brand
– Commodo BREVEX 
– Sleeping seats 
– A mascot

Among the latest charges performed, a complete overhaul, upholstery, brakes and fuel tank.

The vehicle is sold with a french valid “Contrôle Technique” .

Its price: 48 000 €

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