Citroen Traction Avant was a revolution in the 1930s. Like many other cars of the brand, it combined modernity with mass production.
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All good things must come to an end. The last Citroen Traction Avant was launched at the end of July 1957. It was a CV driven by the Citroën Traction Avant 11 family. It was ordered by a dealer from the French city of Saint-Malo. At the same time, production lines for the Citroen DS were disrupted on the factory lines, with the order volume constantly exceeding the factory’s capacity.
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Citroen Traction Avant was produced for 23 years. It was such a beautiful and shiny car that customers protested the end of production! However, the development could not be stopped and it was decided to stop its production completely. As you can see in the photo above, DS models were already being built on the remaining stands.
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In 1957, only 3,862 copies of this beloved and famous car were made.
How much did the Traction Avant cost in 1957?
- 11 D Berline 4/5 seats 647,500 F
- 11 D Normale-Berline with 5 seats 682,500 F
- 8-seater Berline 749.500 F
(prices in francs, 1957)
Today, Citroën Traction Avant is a popular participant in gatherings and gatherings of road veterans and the elderly. The car is recognized and loved for its ease of driving and many modern features that other cars of that era did not have. You can read more about what TA is in the article Citroën Traction Avant all versions, changes and variations.