The Citroen Traction car was the first car that used technology that are in use even today – independent suspension, monocoque body and front-wheel drive. And all of these developments were way back in 1934.
First produced in 1934, these executive cars were produced with several types of engine ranging from the smaller 1.3 litre to 2.9 litre. Depending on type and engine capacity, the Traction model were also known as Citroen 7, Citroen 11, Citroen 15/6, Citroen Light 15 (UK), Citroen Big 15 (UK) and also as Citroen Big Six (UK). Until 1957, when the last car rolled out, nearly 7.5 lakh (750,000) cars got produced.
After France declared war against Germany, the Germans immediately invaded France and took over the management of all factories, including that of Citroen. For the French, this car model was one of the best symbols of pride and so the French resistance movement called FFI (French Force of Interior), painted their cars and used them extensively during their fight with the Nazis.
This metal model is an exact rendition of those that were used by the brave resistance fighters.
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|- Material: ZAMAC (zinc alloy), Rubber and Plastic|
|- Opening bonnet, boot and doors|
|Box Dimension (in inches)||12 x 6 x 5.5|