Citroen Traction Avant 15CV six-cylinder, very rare 1955 with the hydraulic suspension.
This vehicle is being sold at auction, if you are interested in bidding, please let me know and I will send you the auction details.
This is a unique vehicle, unique for the fact that it is in fantastic near original condition with known history from new. You will not find many for sale and if you do, definitely not in this condition.
It was sold new here in Finland and has had 12 owners to date, the current owner originally owned the car for a short period between 1965-1967, he then bought it back in 2011. The photo with the man standing next to the car is him in 1965.
The condition of the car is great, throughout its life it has only had a respray on the outside (inside areas original paint) and a small bit of welding to the bottom area of one of the front wheel wells. Other than that, it is in original condition, the interior has never been touched and is the same as when it left the factory.
Mechanically everything is working as it should, engine always starts with just a few pumps of the petrol pump first. It has always been driven in the summers to keep things in working order, this car is guaranteed to turn heads wherever it goes. The speedometer is showing just over 10000km, from the information that I have and have been told, it has driven 110000km.
This is a very rare model and not to be mistaken for the cheaper versions, like the 7C, 11B ,11BL etc. Apparently, there were only around 800 pieces of the 15CV produced, not sure how many like this one with the unique hydraulic self-leveling rear suspension.
Hydraulic self-leveling suspension in 1954
The six-cylinder, 2876 cc model was used as a ”Test Bed” for the introduction of the Hydropneumatic suspension that underpinned the revolutionary Citroen DS19 that was launched at the Paris Motor Show in 1955. The suspension was fitted to the rear suspension of the 15/6 H with a lever in the boot to permit the ride height to be modified. A dashboard-mounted override control was fitted to allow the rear suspension to be locked in normal ride height when parked, so the car did not drop in response to loading and unloading. It automatically released when the clutch was operated when driving off. A fan-belt driven high-pressure pump was added and an under-bonnet reservoir to hold the ”LHS” hydraulic fluid.
Please let me know if you need anymore information, I also have a load more photos and some videos.
This Citroen Traction Avant 15CV is in Finland and can be shipped worldwide!
Please know that I will help you in every way possible with the purchase. I have good contacts for shipping the vehicle all over the world. If you would like to come and view the vehicle before purchasing that would be great but if it isn’t possible to come and view I will do my best to give you as much information and as many photos as you require. I myself buy a lot from foreign countries so I know exactly the situation you are in.
Koskin Import and Robert’s Classics are now working in cooperation, you will also find this vehicle for sale on their website.
Koskin Import OY Ltd