When Ronald Kienhuis moved from New York City back to the Bretagne region of France he sold his Citroen SM and bought a 1998 Berlingo as a daily driver.
However, he has kept an eye out for an exceptional Citroen and last week managed to acquire this stunning 1935 TAV 11A Limousine in immaculate condition. It is the first iteration of the “stretched” Traction having the very rare symmetrical doors that Michelin eliminated when they took over Citroen in 1935.
Tractions of this era have an elegance that are unmatched and this one has obviously been lovingly cared for. Congratulations Ronny!
OK folks, check out these photos and try not to drool….
Beautiful! But I hope the sills have been reinforced to avoid sagging. My 1939 Commerciale is stiffer than the early Limousines, but it had the characteristic dents in the sills right below the A-pillars that all the long body Tractions have, unless they have been reinforced. I know there is a service bulletin on how to do the reinforcement, but I have not seen it. Please publish it on the Citroenvie site if you have it.