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Gotta Get Another One Some Day — old, slow, unreliable, but I loved it.I owned it for over 35 years and restored it from the ground up, with help from Susan. Eventually it became just too labour intensive to keep it on the road so it had to go to be replaced by the Laser (what a backward step)

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

Pros: brilliant handling, grouse looks

Cons: old, unrelaible, French

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Citroen 11 Cv Normale — My very 1st car ever. I didn't own the car shown but I had a similar one wich I bought 10 years old and in mint condition for Bec 5,000, cleaned it up and had it painted race green, otherwise it was similar to the one above even with the white sticker and rally number on the doors and big halogen spotlights. For me it is the best car ever made. The interior was over spacious, in back it was like a bedroom. The car was probably designed with the long legs of Charles De Gaule in mind, the interior was nothing fancy but functional and comfortable for those days. Fairly comfortable, assisted steering etc didn't exist in then, so being a front wheel drive and a rather large car heavy car, parking in tight spots was cumbersome work with that big steering wheel. For its time it was a powerfull, fast and a fast accellerating car and kept the road like no other, a train on a track. I named it my tank.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

Pros: Spacious, front wheel drive, glued to the road

Cons: Aluminum casing earbox in front just behind the bumper, in case of even a minor frontal crash the garbox takes the schock rather badly.

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1956 Citroen Traction Avant Reviews

A Car That When It Was Introduced In 1934 Was Light Years Ahead Of Anything. By Denis

The Traction Avant was introduced in 1934 and was made until 1957. It had a unitized body, rack and pinion steering, front wheel drive,torsion bar suspension, wet sleeve fully re-buildible engine with... Read More

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