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Citroen Traction 7C Cabriolet - Red 1934 1:24 Scale

Citroen Traction 7C Cabriolet - Red 1934 1:24 Scale

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Citroen Traction 7C Cabriolet - Red 1934

The Traction Avant, French for front-wheel drive, was designed by André Lefèbvre and Flaminio Bertoni in late 1933 / early 1934. It broke new boundaries of car production.


The Traction Avant was a late entrant into the growing front-wheel drive market in Europe, competing with the well established DKW and Adler models and joining other entrants at around the same time such as the BSA Scout. Front-wheel drive had appeared in the previous decade through luxury vehicle manufacturers Alvis, which built the 1928 Racing FWD in the UK, and Cord, which produced the L29 from 1929 to 1932 in the United States. Ultimately, the inline engine front wheel drive layout of cars like the Citroën Avant was to be a dead end and virtually all modern mass-produced front wheel drive cars use the transverse engine layout, as pioneered by DKW from 1931.


The Traction Avant's structure was a welded unitary body / chassis. Most other cars of the era were based on a separate frame (chassis) onto which the non-structural body  was built. Unitary construction (also called Unit Body or "Unibody" in the US) results in a lighter vehicle, and is now used for virtually all car construction.

Scale: 1:24

Actual Size :  approx 18cm long
Age Recommendation: 14 years and up
Construction: Diecast Metal with plastic parts
Display: Plinth with triangle head screws holding model(S2 bit required)

Please Note: This model is supplied in a blister carton. The carton was cut open to remove the model for photography. It has been replaced in the blister pack and resealed with transparent tape.

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