Tuesday, May 20, 2014


La Citroën Traction Avant
If you've seen war films or documentaries about the WWII Occupation of France, then you'll probably recognize the sleek lines of this car. Because of its good roadholding when turned sharply at high speeds, Citroën's Traction Avant was requisitioned and used by the Gestapo. After the war, gangsters as well had a predilection for the car everyone simply called "la Traction."  We came upon this gleaming limousine, with six passenger windows and equipped with rumble seats, in Conches-en-Ouche in Haute-Normandie. Citroën produced the car during the years 1934-1957,  finally replacing it with the famous DS series.

la traction avant:  front wheel drive
un strapontin:  a foldaway seat, a jump seat, a rumble seat
luisant:  gleaming

©2014 P.B. Lecron

1 comment:

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