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    Default Prewar citroen c15

    Does anyone know of this model in Australia
    I am after the later model with the sloping grill and sedan body
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    The model I am most interested in is the Slough built "Big 12" which is the type that came to OZ

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    One across the "ditch" in NZ, described as a 7C2 in the ad...

    http://www.trademe.co.nz/motors/used...-459119078.htm

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    these are RWD not traction avante

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    Came across a C6 Many years ago in Thornbury. In very poor condition and with a most ugly James Flood body on it. Most RWD Cits in Oz were probably imported as chassis and would have had a local body fitted as was the case here. I wonder what became of it? It was for sale at the time but too much for me to take on and did not have the panache of the Paris or Slough built cars!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sherman View Post
    these are RWD not traction avante
    Avant in this contexte is a masculine noun and is sometimes a preposition or an adverbe so is never declined with an e. However context and adverb have an e in French and masculin does not because that is the way they are spelt.

    Think Rosalie.
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    Je ne parlez pas francaise

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    mais vous l'ťcrire
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    I think our friend is after a rare Slough built Normale of the prewar variety (big 12?) . There was one retrieved from New Zealand for restoration that was at the CCOCA concourse in South Yarra some years ago.

    Check Mel Carey at Citro motors for whereabouts?
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    If he is saying rear wheel drive then in Javel terms he would be talking of the C15 sucessor to the C6G which was generally known as a Rosalie. The last versions had a sloping radiator.
    In Slough speak it is more complex. Suggest reading John Reynolds book From A to X. The Rosalie version designated Big Twelve was offered in 34-36 and then sales petered out.
    I helped someone out via this forum six or seven years ago who was restoring a C6 and searching for pistons. I can't remember who, but I put him in touch with the President of the French C6 Club.

    We can't help with the cars but the spelling error sparked off a lively breakfast table discussion about the plurals and genders of compound nouns in French. It is a nightmare and a great subject for trivial pursuits.
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    Whoops!! Read his post incorrectly. Thought he was claiming the NZ car was rear drive! After looking at the ad and seeing a Traction avant he definitely is after the car Gerry Freed is describing
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    This is what the car is
    Pics taken C1937
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Prewar citroen c15-cit010.jpg   Prewar citroen c15-cit011.jpg.jpg  

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    That looks very much like the car I saw in Thornbury.
    Cheers Gerry

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sherman View Post
    Does anyone know of this model in Australia
    I am after the later model with the sloping grill and sedan body
    Thanks
    Shertman
    I have a Shields Motors brochure from the early '30s which features this model ie the UK 20 hp six cylinder.
    Unfortunately the system wont allow me to upload scans. If anyone is interested in a copy of the brochure PM me
    roger

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    Hi Roger, Scan them and save each separate page as a JPEG file then upload each individually.
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