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Adding Air Conditioning to My Traction Avant

Adding Air Conditioning to My Traction Avant

(Requires paid member status to access.)by Richard Boudrias.....After enjoying several Citroëns of different types, sizes and colours, fifteen year ago I became the proud owner of my current pride and joy — a 1955 Traction Avant 15/6H.It was love at first sight that prompted me to undergo a ...
Jay Leno Shows His Traction Avant 15-6

Jay Leno Shows His Traction Avant 15-6

In the latest episode of Jay Leno’s Garage, Jay profiles the legendary Citroën Traction Avant, the car that incorporated many features such as; front-wheel-drive, monocoque construction, hydraulic brakes, and rack & pinion steering — what has became the basis for development of the modern ...
Lancia, Bizzarrini & Ferrari: A Walk Around Thornley Kelham

Lancia, Bizzarrini & Ferrari: A Walk Around Thornley Kelham

Carfection are producing some fascinating classic car videos these days. In this one, host Henry Catchpole visits the Thornley Kelham restoration workshop in Gloucestershire in the UK and discusses with Simon Thornley the attributes of Lancia, Bizzarrini and Ferrari.And check-out the two Traction A ...
Citroën Debuts ‘Creator of Comfort’ Video Clips

Citroën Debuts ‘Creator of Comfort’ Video Clips

Citroën just released two in a series of animated short videos paying homage to its iconic models.The initial two are short (just 20 seconds) and quickly transition after 15 seconds to show an evolution to current Citroën models.They are very well done and perfect to give a brief history lesson a ...
Top Gear got it right – “The Traction Avant is perhaps the world’s most innovative car. Lovely thing to drive, too”

Top Gear got it right – “The Traction Avant is perhaps the world’s most innovative car. Lovely thing to drive, too”

It's what we have been saying for decades, and we're glad to see that the staff at Top Gear have come to the same conclusion.Mind you, the French Resistance in World War II, the Nazis that frequently commandeered Tractions they happened upon in that period and the French gangsters of the late 1930s ...
Principle and Operation of the Silent Bloc System on 4-cylinder Traction Avant

Principle and Operation of the Silent Bloc System on 4-cylinder Traction Avant

(Requires paid member status to access.)by Robert Mitchell-Williams....Recently, I have heard a few horror stories regarding re-rubberized silent-bloc sets that are getting installed in Europe that are subsequently failing with < 2 years of service!I don’t want any Traction Avant owner to fall ...
More photos of the Madame Michelin Traction Avant 15-6 Roadster Discovery in the USA

More photos of the Madame Michelin Traction Avant 15-6 Roadster Discovery in the USA

Last month we published a photo of the Madame Michelin Traction Avant 15-6 Roadster in the USA under Richard Haynes' ownership and prior to Auggie Pabst acquiring the car from him.(Read the article here: https://citroenvie.com/early-usa-photo-of-madame-michelin-15-6-cabriolet/).It sparked interest ...
New Flaminio Bertoni Biography Released

New Flaminio Bertoni Biography Released

Many long-time Citroënists know the French author Fabien Sabatès, who has already published in the 1980s, his first publication on the double chevron brand.Now,his latest biographical work titled "Bertoni" has been published and just in time for Christmas."Bertoni" is the new edition of the first ...
Roger Williams Tackles Floating Brake Shoes for the Traction 15-6

Roger Williams Tackles Floating Brake Shoes for the Traction 15-6

(Requires paid member status to access)Roger Williams (Traction Avant expert at Steam Car Developments in the UK) has innovated with a number Traction Avant improvements over the years, manufacturing dynamic drive shafts, silent blocs, gearbox additions and reductions for both 4-cylinder and 6-cylin ...
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 ...
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