TRACTION 11B, 1953, 15508 KM. COLOUR : Noir AC200.
MODEL : 11B or called 11 normale. Length 4.65m, 20 cm longer than the 11BL legere.
1911 cc engine, 58bhp at 4000 rev per minute.
3 speed gearbox with synchromesh for 2 and 3.
The Traction is the most advanced design in 1934 with all these innovations :
- Front wheel drive.
- Independent front wheel suspension.
- Monococque construction.
- Hydraulic brakes.
- The engine is fitted with detachable cylinder barrels.
- Fan and pump cooling.
- Aerodynamic body.
This vehicle was bought by Mr Caute, an employee in the Marine Nationale (=French Navy), to go around. But he had to stop using it because he fell ill. He went on buying its 'vignettes' (=proofs of car tax payment) until 1968 and kept all of them. The vehicle is in its exact original state, even with its original Pilote tyres - they are more than 50 years old. The interior is like brand new.
All its documents still exist: insurance, guarantee cards; different letters, and especially the Carte Grise (=registration certificate) handwritten with a Sergent Major nib. I also have Mr Caute driving license, dated the 6th of October 1937.