Citroënvie member Steve Claassen sent us this photo wondering we had seen this before?

Bouffort JB Prototype

The caption stated “Prototype Victor Bouffort garage jamin 3 wheels 1947 engine citroen 11 hp gull wing”.   We hadn’t seen it before, but we did some digging and came up up with the following:

It is a Bouffort JB (Jamin-Bouffort), a 3 wheeler designed by Victor-Albert Bouffort and built by Jamin Meaux between 1945 and 1950.  The caption saying it is the prototype certainly appears to be true.

Aviation inspired and Citroën Traction Avant 11 CV based with Citroën mechanics at the front of the vehicle, it was exceptionally streamlined with its long mudguards and aerodynamic body featuring gull-wing doors and seating for two, side by side.

Bouffort JB 02

It is widely assumed that only 3 were made, all slightly different.

Bouffort JB 03  Bouffort JB 01