Most common eras
Arun Ltd
Codmore Hill Garage Stane Street Pulborough WEST SUSSEX
RH20 1BQ
Tel:  01798217946
Visit WebsiteCar & Classic Enhanced Trader
LIVE adverts (46)

1956 Citroen Traction Avant For Sale

 This advert viewed 6617 times
  • £13,995 As stated
  • 1956
Message the seller
Price £13,995 As stated
Ad Type For Sale
Category Classic Cars
Make Citroen
Model Traction
  Traction Avant
Year 1956
Mileage 96,000 km
Country UK
Region Sussex
Telephone 01798 217946
Status Trade
Date 24-Apr-2020
Ref C1162078
This 1956 Citroen 11 Traction Avant was first registered in the UK in June 1989. It is well known in the Traction Avant Owners Club having been a regular attendee at their events. Finished in the classic combination of Black with Grey Cord interior; translating into enduring appeal in 2019. Step through the suicide front doors and sink into the cushioned front seat and you can tell that this is a special automobile. It’s typically 1930s inside; the painted dash is vertical like a cliff face, with a vast Bakelite steering wheel.

The Traction Avant, French for "Forward Traction", i.e., Front Wheel Drive was designed by André Lefèbvre and Flaminio Bertoni in late 1933 / early 1934; it was the world's first front wheel drive steel monocoque production car. The Traction Avant's structure was an arc-welded monocoque unitized body. The novel design made the car seem very low-slung relative to its contemporaries — the Traction Avant always possessed a unique look, which at launch in 1934 appeared very rakish in 1934. Most Traction Avants use a 1911cc four-cylinder engine. The engine is arguably the most conventional part of the car, this later, 1950s model had a heady 57bhp using a three-speed gearbox, whose lever in typical Citroen fashion protrudes vertically out of the dashboard.
Since it was considerably lighter than "conventional" designs of the era, it was capable of 62 mph.

Production of the Traction Avant ended in July 1957. Over 23 years, 759,111 had been built, including 26,400 assembled in Slough in England, 31,750 assembled in Forest near Brussels and 1,823 assembled at Cologne in Germany. The total reflects the production stoppage during World War II.

Our example has been recently re-commissioned following a period in dry storage. An extensive history file (two boxes) an owner’s log book where most journeys have been recorded, accompanied by documentation for parts and servicing.

A French icon and a motoring milestone!

Similar Adverts
Get notified about new similar ads

This car was imported from France where it has spent its life. It is now registered on UK plates.

It is a beautiful low mileage car. Restorations can improve a car dramatically but there is nothing.....

  • 22-Jun-2020
  • Devon
  • Private

This excellent driving Citroen Traction Avant 11 BL Malle Plate Legere was manufactured on the 12th July 1951. Original Traction Avant Legere like this are becoming increasingly difficult to find&buy......

  • 13-May-2020
  • Romania
  • Private

1953 Citreon 11B 4door,lhd,2 owners from new and was registered on the 11/03/1953.The car is currently on Spanish plates.This car is finished in midnight blue with grey cloth trim.Over the last few.....

  • 12-May-2020
  • Hampshire
  • Private

Citroen Light 15, built in Slough RHD Right hand drive.
This is a special one!
Just drove it 4000 km in 1 week through South Africa; send me a message and I will send you link of the video.


  • 15-Jun-2020
  • South Africa
  • Private

We offer a beautiful TRACTION AVANT 11B model the latest built with 11D engine type fitted on the new DS models.
One owner, first French registration and delivery, complete.....

This is probably one of the best citroen traction avant on the market.

beautiful new paintjob, no rust at all, very solid car
drives very nice .. engine runs smoothly, transmission goes very.....

  • 20-May-2020
  • Belgium
  • Private

This 1937vehicle is genuine and has been certified as such by external Citroën Traction specialists. This therefore is not a replica!! All the important and original characteristics are present......

VEHICLE VISIBLE ON APPOINTMENT AT THE BRANCH OF SAN BENEDETTO DEL TRONTO.Link Motors San Benedetto del Tronto - details above Citroen Traction Avant 11B from 1956, a historical car ENROLLED ASI WITH.....

Traction Avant 11a Limousine – 1936 Paris built.
Rare example in very good condition. Cream with grey interior. 4 Cylinder. 1911cc. 6v Electrics. Garaged. Engine, transmission and front.....

  • 20-Jun-2020
  • West Midlands
  • Private

This Citroen 11BN TA (Traction Avant) was imported from France.
Its last owner cherished it for 25 years. He was in tears when the car left having maintained it, driven it and upgraded it during.....

  • 22-Jun-2020
  • Devon
  • Private