Citroen Traction Avant 7C Pre-War, extensive history file (1938)




We have a very special Citroen Traction 7C. This Pre-War model left the factory on the 15th September 1938 and was supplied to its first owner in France. The whole car’s history is more or less known, throughout its life this Traction has had six French registration/ number plates. The 1st number plate was 1XP 5 and the last one from the 29th April 1969 being 865 CD 80. A Dutchman bought the car on the 20th May 1972 from the second owner, who drove the car back to Holland. At this stage the engine, drive shafts and gearbox were overhauled. 20 years later the car was sold to a Belgium enthusiast on the 20th April 1991. 13 years later, on the 31st October 2004, the initial Dutchman bought the car back. Overall the last owner kept the car for over 35 years. Everything has been neatly documented, including import documents, sales and overhauls. There are many photographs and invoices detailing the restoration as well as a lot of old French paperwork. Mechanically the car is in excellent condition and up-to date where needed. The cylinder head has been overhauled and modified for use of lead-free petrol. The fine bodywork is in good order. The paintwork is nice but not perfect. Overall this Citroen has a lovely patina that is well suited to this Pre-War Traction. In short this is a very special Pre-War Traction with a complete and extensive history!

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  • Mileage: 18,832
  • Year: 1938
  • Doors: 4
  • Body type: Saloon
  • Transmission type: Manual
  • Fuel type: Petrol
  • Colour: Red

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