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Rétromobile 2017 by Artcurial Motorcars

by Artcurial

February 10, 2017, 2:00 PM CET

Paris, Ile de France, France

Live Auction

Lot 49: 1938 Citroën Traction 11 BL Cabriolet par Tonneline

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1938 Citroën Traction 11 BL Cabriolet par Tonneline
  • 1938 Citroën Traction 11 BL Cabriolet par Tonneline
  • 1938 Citroën Traction 11 BL Cabriolet par Tonneline
  • 1938 Citroën Traction 11 BL Cabriolet par Tonneline
  • 1938 Citroën Traction 11 BL Cabriolet par Tonneline
  • 1938 Citroën Traction 11 BL Cabriolet par Tonneline
  • 1938 Citroën Traction 11 BL Cabriolet par Tonneline
  • 1938 Citroën Traction 11 BL Cabriolet par Tonneline
  • 1938 Citroën Traction 11 BL Cabriolet par Tonneline
  • 1938 Citroën Traction 11 BL Cabriolet par Tonneline
  • 1938 Citroën Traction 11 BL Cabriolet par Tonneline
  • 1938 Citroën Traction 11 BL Cabriolet par Tonneline
  • 1938 Citroën Traction 11 BL Cabriolet par Tonneline
  • 1938 Citroën Traction 11 BL Cabriolet par Tonneline
  • 1938 Citroën Traction 11 BL Cabriolet par Tonneline
  • 1938 Citroën Traction 11 BL Cabriolet par Tonneline
  • 1938 Citroën Traction 11 BL Cabriolet par Tonneline
  • 1938 Citroën Traction 11 BL Cabriolet par Tonneline
  • 1938 Citroën Traction 11 BL Cabriolet par Tonneline
  • 1938 Citroën Traction 11 BL Cabriolet par Tonneline
  • 1938 Citroën Traction 11 BL Cabriolet par Tonneline
  • 1938 Citroën Traction 11 BL Cabriolet par Tonneline
  • 1938 Citroën Traction 11 BL Cabriolet par Tonneline
  • 1938 Citroën Traction 11 BL Cabriolet par Tonneline
  • 1938 Citroën Traction 11 BL Cabriolet par Tonneline
  • 1938 Citroën Traction 11 BL Cabriolet par Tonneline
  • 1938 Citroën Traction 11 BL Cabriolet par Tonneline
  • 1938 Citroën Traction 11 BL Cabriolet par Tonneline
   
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Description: 1938 Citroën Traction 11 BL Cabriolet par Tonneline
Carte grise française
Châssis n° 407485
Moteur n° 11560597

- Très rare cabriolet par Emile Tonneline
- Fiable et agréable à conduire
- Idéale pour les concours d''élégance

Le célèbre cabriolet "Traction Avant" est apparu en 1934 et a été construit jusqu''à fin 1939. C''était une des premières réalisations de Jean Daninos sur la base de travaux de Cuinet. Si la Traction Avant fabriquée pendant plus de vingt ans est une légende en elle-même, le cabriolet, avec sa ligne mythique, symbolise le style de l''époque : un profil net, parfaitement équilibré entre le capot, l''habitacle et la partie arrière se terminant par une courbe gracieuse surmontée de la roue de secours et de son siège escamotable, le pare-brise est rabattable et la capote disparait complètement sous le couvre capote. 3900 exemplaires sont sortis des usines du Quai de Javel dont 671 type 11 BL.
La voiture présentée a été habillée par Emile Tonneline, carrossier indépendant installé au 26 rue Louis Blanc à Courbevoie. Les éléments spécifiques de carrosserie, les quatre ailes, les portes et la calandre sont boulonnés et l''ensemble est tellement bien réalisé que l''on pourrait croire qu''il s''agit d''une carrosserie spéciale. Ces éléments étaient disponibles pour la 7, la 11 et la 15 avec une variante d''accessoires et d''enjoliveurs. La calandre aérodynamique et les phares semi-intégrés rappellent la tendance américaine de la fin des années trente. Il n''en existerait plus que trois ou quatre exemplaires recensés. Le moteur a été remplacé par un 11D plus puissant et plus solide grâce à ses coussinets de bielles minces et elle est équipée de roue " Pilote". Le démarreur et la batterie viennent d''être remplacés fin 2016, mais elle nécessite encore quelques travaux mécaniques basiques afin de la fiabiliser. Le circuit électrique mérite d''être revu ainsi que le train avant et les deux vitres latérales sont fêlées. L''intérieur tendu de cuir bordeaux qui rappelle la peinture bi ton de la carrosserie lui confèrent un charme particulier.



French title
Chassis # 407485
Engine no. 11560597

- A very rare cabriolet by Emile Tonneline
- Reliable and fun to drive
- Ideal for cocours d''elegance

The famous "Traction Avant" cabriolet was launched in 1934 and was built until the end of 1939. It was one of the first projects by Jean Daninos, based on work of Cuinet. If the Traction Avant, manufactured for more than twenty years, is a legend in itself, the cabriolet, with its mythical line, symbolizes the style of the period: a clean profile, perfect balanced between the hood, the cockpit and the rear section, ending with a graceful curve and surmounted by the spare wheel and its retractable seat, with the foldable windshield and hood completely disappearing under the hood cover. 3,900 examples left the Quai de Javel factory including 671 of the Type 11 BL.

The car on offer was coachbuilt by Emile Tonneline, an independent coachbuilder, based near Paris. The specific bodywork components, the four wings, the doors and the grille are all bolted on and the assembly is so well done that one might think it is a special body.These elements were available for the 7 , 11 and 15 with various accessories and hubcaps. The aerodynamic grille and the semi-integrated headlamps recall the American trend of the late 1930s. In all likelihood, only 3 or 4 examples made would still remain. The engine has been replaced with a more powerful 11D and the car comes equipped with "Pilote" wheels. The starter and the battery have recently been replaced (late 2016), but it still requires some basic mechanical work to make it more reliable. The electrical circuit needs to be serviced, as well as the front axle, and the two side windows are cracked. The interior in burgundy

 
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