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Citroen Traction Avant - PRESSNELL JON

Citroen Traction Avant

Hardcover Published: 30th September 2005
ISBN: 9781861266149
Number Of Pages: 224

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Citroen Traction Avant was the world?s most advanced family car at its launch in 1934, and in the course of its 23-year life it became a national emblem for the French. Not only did it popularise front-wheel drive and chassis-less monocoque construction, but it also combined for the first time on one car such modern features as an overhead-valve engine, all-round torsion-bar suspension, hydraulic brakes and rack-and-pinion steering. At the same time it can lay claim to being one of the most beautiful motor cars every produced, its graceful lines being the work of talented artist and sculptor Flaminio Bertoni. Lavishly illustrated and clearly presented, this book is the indispensable companion for all fans of this most legendary of motor cars. AUTHOR: Jon Pressnell is a motoring journalist and writer best known for his contributions to Classic and Sports Car magazine for the past twelve years. He also works as an editorial consultant and commentates at classic car shows. 380 colour photos

Acknowledgementsp. 6
Introductionp. 7
Andre Citroen (1878-1935)p. 9
The Traction Avant in Contextp. 13
Design, Development and Launch of the Traction Avantp. 18
The Pre-War 4-Cylinder Modelsp. 37
The Roadsters and Coupesp. 55
The Long-Wheelbase Modelsp. 67
The 22CV: Andre Citroen's Mythical White Elephantp. 77
The Post-War 4-Cylinder Saloonsp. 86
The 15-Sixp. 99
The Traction Avant in Belgiump. 114
The Traction Avant in Great Britainp. 120
The Traction Avant around the Worldp. 142
The Rosengart Supertractionp. 152
French Transvestites: Cars using the Traction Avant Bodyshellp. 156
Special-Bodied Traction Avantsp. 162
Modifying the Traction Avantp. 174
Other Uses of the Traction Avant Power Unitp. 193
Replacing the Traction Avantp. 202
The Traction Avant in Motor Sportp. 208
The Traction Avant in French Culturep. 214
The Legacy of the Traction Avantp. 225
Buying a Traction Avantp. 230
Bibliographyp. 237
Indexp. 238
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ISBN: 9781861266149
ISBN-10: 1861266146
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 224
Published: 30th September 2005
Publisher: The Crowood Press Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 28.0 x 21.5  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 1.2

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