Citroen Traction Avant 11BL 1952

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Lot No: 70

At a Glance:

Year Make Model Mileage SOLD FOR
1952 Citroen Traction Avant 11BL 33,840 KMS (Not Warranted) £13,400.00 + buyers premium


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This Traction was UK in October 1985. Built in Paris in 1952 with verification from Citroen Heritage included. Restored between 2012 – 2018 with full engine and gearbox rebuild. Suspension front and rear rebuilt. Fuel system all replaced. Brakes overhauled with servo added. Cooling system improved, Michelin tyres and tubes replaced on powder coated rims. No expense has been spared and all bills are included.

Appendix 1 from the vendor:
UK History

In 1985 the car was imported to the UK, was registered here on 17th October that year and has since had 6 ‘keepers’.
MOT records also show that the car only covered 1,117 kilometres (694 miles) between April 2006 and September 2012.
We acquired the car on 18th October 2012, previous UK owner names and locations:
Robert Duncalf of Buxton Derbyshire, registered as the cars keeper on 4th June 2009
Robin Keyte of Hailsham West Sussex, registered as the cars keeper on 16th February 2004
Robert Wicken of Maidstone, registered as the cars keeper on 10th August 2000 as OSL 282 ‘Historic’
Colin Barker of London, registered as the cars keeper on 29th July 1987 (ESV 470)
Lift and Shout Ltd of London, registered as the cars keeper on 1st April 1986 (ESV 470)
Julian Wigdor of London first registered the car in the UK on 17th October 1985 under reg no ESV 470.
When it was registered as ESV 470 it was not Historic or Road Tax Exempt and in October 2000 the registration was changed to ‘Historic’ and assigned a different registration number: OSL 282

History in France

When the car went down the assembly line, the control number was the coque number BR 34277. It was then tested, and a certificate issued, and the ‘date of commercialisation’ recorded as 17 December 1952.
Then the dealer collected it, and it got its chassis serial number 610072 BL. This could have been the same day, or weeks later.

Auctioneers notes: This is a fine example of a Traction Avant – all the invoices for the work carried out on this lovely car are in the office. May be viewed by appointment.

For more info on the car visit it’s website here-


Full Details:

Lot No. 70
Auction 30th October 2020 - 94% SOLD
Vehicle Make Citroen
Vehicle Model Traction Avant 11BL
Year of Manufacture 1952
Mileage 33,840 KMS (Not Warranted)
Registration OSL282
Date first Registered 17-12-1952
Chassis Number 610072
Engine Number 610072
Estimated Sale Price £11,000 - 12,000

Please note: Current engine and chassis numbers are supplied by HPI. Prospective buyers are advised to satisfy themselves as to the condition of a vehicle and the accuracy of any statement made, be they statements of fact or opinion. All vehicles are sold as seen. If you cannot attend the auction please contact the office for a walk around description over the phone.

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