Its architecture, Its bodywork, Its engine; Everything about...
An inspired and inspiring Traction
Its architecture, Its bodywork, Its engine; Everything about the Citroën Traction 7 inspired the makers of the period, envious of these design masterpieces.
It was the first in the world to lose the running board: you don't "mount" a 7, you descend into its cabin. Generation the mass production adoption of front-wheel drive: the Citroën 7, was nicknamed "Traction", the name like it's popularly remembered.
The Traction's success caused rapid offerings of shapes and capacities with the variants "11" and "15 SIX". And what of the "22"? An 8-cylinder model seen at the Paris Motor Show in 1934? This luxury model was never marketed. The rare examples produced all disappeared and this mythical version, looking novel and very enigmatic, became the most spectral Citroën.