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Traction Avant Gearbox Fragility

Traction Avant Gearbox Fragility

(Requires paid member status to access)There have always been cautionary warnings that the gearbox in 4-cylinder versions of the Traction Avant is prone to failure and should be treated with care.First off, one must be very gentle with first gear, as there’s no synchro.So, there can be no shiftin ...
Boston Cup Wins for Citroëns

Boston Cup Wins for Citroëns

Congratulations go to Lance and Michaela Hellman for their 1st place win in the Special Interest Class of the Boston Cup Classic Car Show on September 29th with their 1963 DS19 Cabriolet.Michaela Hellman proudly holding the Boston Cup.And congrats also go to Jean Pierre Dubreil for winning 2nd plac ...
Tribute to Citroën Hydropneumatic Suspension

Tribute to Citroën Hydropneumatic Suspension

For true Citroën engineering fans, the progress made by the company over the 64 years hydropneumatic suspension was offered is a testament to what the company did so well, and so different from the rest of the automotive industry.The video at the end of this article provides a thorough visual hist ...
Citroën History of the Canadian West Coast and Northwest USA

Citroën History of the Canadian West Coast and Northwest USA

Chris Dubuque of the Northwest Citroën Owners Club has done some serious research about the history of Citroën in the Oregon and Washington state areas, and with the help of Greg Long, has recently completed an incredibly detailed history of Citroën in British Columbia.  You can find a ...
Alert – Traction Stolen in the UK!

Alert – Traction Stolen in the UK!

A 1946 Citroën Light 15 Traction Avant, black, was stolen in Hackney London in the early hours of August 5, 2019.It was towed away by thieves which were caught on CCTV.The owner says it was his father's car and filled with much love.It has some unique features such as a Webasto roof, power steerin ...
Rare Citroën Traction Avant ‘Faux-Cabriolet’ to Be Auctioned.

Rare Citroën Traction Avant ‘Faux-Cabriolet’ to Be Auctioned.

A Traction Avant 'Faux-Cabriolet' will be auctioned on June 15th 2019 in Magny-Cours, near Nevers (France).A Faux-Cabriolet (two-door hardtop coupe)  is already very rare, but one in original condition, with only 2 owners since it has been delivered from the factory and with a very uncommon histor ...
Disc Brake Solution for Traction Avant 15-6 and H Van

Disc Brake Solution for Traction Avant 15-6 and H Van

by George Dyke…..At Citromobile earlier this month in in Vijfhuizen, The Netherlands, Ramon Arias de Bles showed off the the disc brake conversion he does to H Vans.The modification is becoming popular – the HY Van shown here, two years into a ground up restoration, was done for Citroenvie memb ...
1944 Paris Liberation Film

1944 Paris Liberation Film

Here is another good find on YouTube – this ten minute British Pathe reel.  We have seen film of the liberation of Paris before including Charles De Gaulle walking on the boulevard but there is a lot of footage here that we have not seen before. And, of course, there is a smattering of Traction ...
Three European Traction Avant Parts Suppliers Consolidate

Three European Traction Avant Parts Suppliers Consolidate

It was announced today that as of November 22, 2018, the investment group Parts Chain Company (PCC) has taken over all activities of Traction Avant José Franssen, based in Belgium.  De Graaf Spare Parts Service and CTA Service are also part of the PCC holding.PPC says that all the spare parts ...
Increasing Front Legroom in the Traction Avant

Increasing Front Legroom in the Traction Avant

(Requires paid member status to access.)by George Dyke.....Tall people often find that driving a Traction can be a rather confining experience, especially when it comes to legroom.  Without the ability to move the front seat rearward sufficiently, one's knee frequently hits the "mustard spoon" ...
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