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    The Tractions are missing out on showing off there beauty!!



    This was my Grand fathers Big 6 was a ex-French Presidential trade in my Grand mother got when working for Citroen


    SOOOOOOOOO COOL!!!! WHAT A BEAST!!





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    What I would regard as being the finest Light 15 in Oz and I'm sure those who've seen it would agree.
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    Quote Originally Posted by donat View Post


    What I would regard as being the finest Light 15 in Oz and I'm sure those who've seen it would agree.
    That's the stunning looking early car with the wrong tyres on it right ?? I don't remember it having wire wheels though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DoubleChevron View Post
    That's the stunning looking early car with the wrong tyres on it right ?? I don't remember it having wire wheels though.

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    Yes it is a fine example of a 1939 11CL4. One of only two known in the world. The other is in Argentina and belongs to Alex Bastin. The wire wheels are correct however on an English car they should be the same colour as the body.
    I actually had a third one of these but sold it years ago to a fellow in North Balwyn. A picture of it is attached. This model had what in my opinion is the ugliest of all the Light 15 dash boards. A three slab affair with a square black instrument cluster similar to the Paris car and also a large and disproportionate cubby hole for the glove compartment.
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    I like seeing pics like that Daniel!

    What makes that Traction the finest Light 15 in Oz Donat?

    Not seen this Coupe out for years but the owner has two of them!
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/frontdrive34/2657501153/

    And at speed they look great!
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    Quote Originally Posted by DS View Post

    What makes that Traction the finest Light 15 in Oz Donat?
    It's just a very special car built up from blood and sweat; and when you look at it, you can sense the kind of agony one must endure to bring a car of that vintage back to its former glory.

    I don't know if concours is the word, but it certainly looks real. And loved.



    Here's an article about the car

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    Quote Originally Posted by donat View Post
    Just a few inaccuracies in that article!

    I thought that I might upload a couple of shots of mine; a 1953 Light 15
    Cheers Gerry
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    Quote Originally Posted by gerrypro View Post
    Just a few inaccuracies in that article!

    Cheers Gerry
    Do you think?

    I sometimes wonder whether journalists actually listen to or read material they are given.

    Regardless Brian and Esther's car is still a beauty.

    Here are some more


    Celebrations of the 150th annivesary of the 15th arrondisement in Paris - featuring classic Citroen cars by UFO1966, on Flickr


    Celebrations of the 150th annivesary of the 15th arrondisement in Paris - featuring classic Citroen cars by UFO1966, on Flickr


    Celebrations of the 150th annivesary of the 15th arrondisement in Paris - featuring classic Citroen cars by UFO1966, on Flickr


    Celebrations of the 150th annivesary of the 15th arrondisement in Paris - featuring classic Citroen cars by UFO1966, on Flickr

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    The 11b Normale after it's respray. Aint she pertty?
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    Resurrected for Tim
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    Thanks Donat!

    It would be great to see some of these great local cars...Would love a pic of Slough40s Tractions.

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    Donat you have to organise to have one of those dresses made for your wife.

    Thanks for the Wade traction link - now for the BL....and also Mr Trading Estate....

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    Playing with wiring - decided to replace whole loom, which isn't very difficult.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Middlemoon.1 View Post
    Donat you have to organise to have one of those dresses made for your wife.

    Thanks for the Wade traction link - now for the BL....and also Mr Trading Estate....

    Tim
    Not a bad idea, Tim. Louise loves this photo from the ID brochure.
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    Brian's early slough car is magnificent. Do I remember a similar pre war model. (blue) owned in Wangaratta with the same Rudge wheels.?
    I'd also be interested to know what happened to the fairly original (rusty ) blue and black 1935 slough Normale that was found in NZ shqwn at the CCOCA concourse some years ago and went of to Mel Careys?
    Mine doesn't deserve to feature along side these beasts., but its reliable! Ready for somebody to take further one day!
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    That is a lovely car! Those seats look sumptuous. Must be a very pleasurable ride! Those are the said Easy-cleans?

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    The wheels on the car for sale in NZ .. (a few posts above/below ) again shows yet more different wheels. Maybe they have been changed during the red car's lifetime and restoration.

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    Absolutely stunning. By god that engine looks HUGE Dumb question time .... What on earth are the cylinder looking rods that run forward for

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    Gearchange rods?
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    Have a look at the first piccie. they run forward past the gearbox towards the bumper mount. They look very hefty.... maybe the bodywork mounts on it ?

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    They are the gear selector rods, gong to a pair or levers on the side of the gearbox. The Six gearbox is quite different, heavier with a cast iron case and more compact but the engine is essentially just 150% of a 4 cylinder.

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    Shane do you mean the horizontal projections at torsion bar level ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by fritzelhund View Post
    Shane do you mean the horizontal projections at torsion bar level ?
    Yes, there are longer torsion bars in the 6H as they tried to match the rear suspension behaviour.

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