- Engine replica
- Doors/hoods can be shown open/closed
The „TRACTION“ was presented at the 1934 Motor Show. At that time, there were three versions: the
„7“, the „11“ and the „22“. The „7 cv“ was almost a test car. The „11cv“ was proposed in 2 versions: the
light „11 légère“ and the normal „11“. The „22 CV“ had a short life, as the only show where it appeared
was in 1934. It was André Lefébvre who took over the construction of the revolutionary car which
was the „TRACTION“. From then on, the firm of CITROEN launched into the construction of a more
powerful car and, in 1938, the six-cylinder „CITROEN 15 SIX“ made its appearance. The „15 SIX“ was
a normal „11 CV“ with an extended bonnet, and it attained timed speeds of up to 130 kmh, with
remarkable road handling, which is why it came to be nicknamed „ La Reine de la Route“ (Queen of
the Road). In 1953, CITROEN proposed three new colors: pearl grey, smoky grey and midnight blue,
but black always remained the favorite. Between 1946 and 1955, the „15“ was the official car of the
French Government. In 1955, the Presidency of the Republic purchased three „15 SIX H“ platforms.
One of them, with limousine coachwork by Fresnay, was for a long time the official car of President
René Coty and of General de Gaulle. Production of the CITROEN 15 stopped in the middle of 1955,
after seventeen years of success.