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    Default 1949 Traction Avant - Slough built Light 15 for sale

    Our Citroen Celeste will be available for sale and for a new home in the near future.
    She's a Slough built 1949 Light 15. I've had her for 3 years after the previous owner of 30 years.
    A restoration of her mechanicals are of a very good standard and her interior is faultless. Her black frock could do with a replacement but the patina of 30+ years does somehow project an endearing look - oily rag originality.
    Receipts dating from 1987. New Michelins were fitted 2 years ago.
    Trad Black with Maroon Connelly leather seats, mahogany dash and trim, sunroof, and side glass wind deflectors.
    Some specialist tools and a few spares.
    We have a classic Benz and MG and although she lives in the garage, we have space for only 2 classics undercover.
    Currently on Club plates and enjoyed in the hills of country Trentham, Vic.
    Price: $19,950 or there abouts.

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    Oh! No!
    I would get rid of the Benz.
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    I would but I'm afraid that the club we formed in our 20s has turned to a former self of the vibrancy that we had back then Gerry. Its a very sad thing.

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    Leon I have not belonged to any club other than the CCCV for a very long time. I still bitterly regret the split. It is not about the clubs we join but more about the appreciation of one of motoring's all time iconic and influential creations. The TA had more effect on the course of motoring design than even the D.
    Cheers Gerry

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    I will take the MG


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    Just curious Leon, what classic Mercedes would be more classic than the CitroŽn?
    Nevertheless, I understand your decision / predicament.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JAJEA View Post
    Just curious Leon, what classic Mercedes would be more classic than the CitroŽn?
    Nevertheless, I understand your decision / predicament.
    John
    Perhaps a '56 300SLR Gullwing?
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    I have a passion for the older classic cars. The 1968 Citroen Safari ..... what more could I want. Sitting in hibernation until I could find the time to give it my attention to put it back on the road. At last the time has come. New battery, but hang on, that's right, I don't have the lever on the petrol pump to prime the carby with fuel. Pour a little fuel down the carby .... a few times... and the engine fires. Doesn't take long for the car to rise .... LHM. What's that noise? Belt driven Hydraulic pump. It has a slight leak .... that'll cost a bit to fix. LHM coming out of the regulator .... more money.
    Just did a trip up to QLD, a few thousand kms in the 1962 Slough Safari. Very economical on fuel and this car never costs me money. OK, I need to replace the tyres every few years but why do LHM boots need replacing so often? I'm driving. using LHS boots that were being used on ID's 50 years ago. What's wrong with the rubber nowadays.
    I'll stick with the old ID's.
    Who really shares the passion for the pre-1963 cars. The swivel joints that take the hydraulic fluid to the rear brake cylinders. Who even knows about these any more. Who is really interested. The engineering that went into designing and making these is what Citroen innovation was all about. With a bit of determination I am able to refit an O'Ring and continue using these original components. Replace it with a brake hose and it's gone.
    Who really cares?
    Buy a 2CV and you'll love it; fellow Citroen enthusiasts say to me. I don't have the passion for these cars so when sharing outings and gatherings, I don't really enjoy the activity when driving behind them or the more modern C4's. C5's.
    So slowly with all the social activities that the clubs have to offer, I have come to realize that my needs are differant than the majority.
    Not long ago I joined a car club that has over 500 members. they're not all old "fogies". They talk cars. The runs take them to member's sheds. They show us how they keep them on the road. Workshops with lathes and specialized equipment to restore there vintage cars.
    The Naked Radiator runs when I drive my 1927 Crossley. Now, that's fun. The monthly runs when I take the 1960 ID or the P6 Rover.
    I had a lovey Traction for a while but what's the point going on Austraction when you have a C4 infront.
    I acknowledge now that a club needs to satisfy ones desire to participate. If after a length of time one becomes disinterested. in the activities; it's time to move on.
    Unfortunately this can result in the disposing of the cars we once loved and we move on.

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    Good luck with the sale Leon. I remember the car being a beauty - - nice and original looking. The work you did looked very good so it will be a grand car for someone.

    The run you organized with your wife turned out very well so a credit to both of you. Janet and I, in our '54 Sunbeam Alpine and Michael in his '48 Sunbeam Talbot were on a rally around Hamilton that long weekend so we missed out. We all have multiple interests.

    The Mercedes club, or any other, will be lucky to have you aboard.

    All the best, John
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