Citroën is known for its striking designs. Appearance and 100 percent due to the technology used Citroën, it still gives color to automotive history. Friend and foe were taken by surprise with the arrival of the Traction Avant. It became a brilliant model and completely unique in many ways. André's brainchild Citroën left an indelible mark on automotive history. In this article we photographed the Citroën Traction Avant 11 Sport from 1950 by Johannes.
By: Dirk de Jong
John tells us about his Citroën Traction Avant 11 Sport: “The Citroën is to me an old-timer of an addictive kind. Now look at that beauty, at the flowing lines, just stylish, and in this perfectly restored condition only for gourmets. An old-timer for people who genuinely love cars and I do. My Traction radiates it: Pleasant driving is possible!”
The greater the desire, the greater the chance that it will become reality one day. Perhaps the thoughts / desires have a wider range than we realize. Designed by a master hand Citroën Traction Avant 11 Sport was offered through MP by the third owner. The restoration of this eye-catching Traction took no less than 2,5 years and remained 99 percent original. It is not always wise to hurry with hobby work. The photos clearly show it, it's the attention he received, with unrelenting enthusiasm and a lot of patience the results came. An electric starter was fitted for convenience and bright LED lights were added for the brake lights and indicators for safety.
French cultural heritage
Johannes says “Many books have been published about it Citroën and the internet also offers all the possibilities for more information about the history and the progressive technology of this piece of French cultural heritage. For me it's the nice reactions you get, but also that passing cars drive more slowly and give thumbs up to show the appreciation. But above all, the driving pleasure and the privilege of owning it.”
Johannes frankly admits, autonostalgia has a hold on him. The consequences are that he regularly in his collection Auto Motor Klassiek dives into magazines and makes a trip through classic / old-timer country in an easy chair. If you also want to undertake such a trip, then one Subscription recommended, the price is even a lot lower than in the kiosk. A few mouse clicks on the website are enough to open the classic treasure room every month.