And then there is the Traction Avant
. If there is one model that strikes a chord in the hearts of the Citroen people, it is this one.
There were also a smattering of E-Types, and a Ford Model T, 1955 Citroen Traction Avant
, a Lancia Delta Intergrale, and Pontiac Trans Am among others.
The cavalcade of 30 Citroen Traction Avant
cars is setting off on a tour which will take in Telford and Ironbridge, as well as Bridgnorth, this weekend.
Deja dans les annees 30, il etait possible de personnaliser les roues [beaucoup moins que] pilote [beaucoup plus grand que] de sa Traction Avant
, en rouge, jaune ou vert.
Who could forget the fabulous Traction Avant
made famous in BBC TV's 1960s Parisian detective series Maigret, or how about the super-streamlined sexy hightech DS that could have been designed in the same studio as British Rail's allconquering, record-breaking Mallard steam engine.
Cars of that kind have established their own endearingly Gallic niche throughout the years: models from Citroen like the Traction Avant
, the SM and, most of all, the DS.
Remember the Traction Avant
, made famous in the early 1960s as the car of choice for telly's original Maigret detective series.
They also include the Traction Avant
, which was one of the first front–wheel–drive cars in Europe, and the Type A, which was the first ever Citroen and went into production in 1919.
Those who can remember the old Traction Avant
and original DS models will know exactly what I'm talking about, but for those too young to know about them, then all you have to do is think of the current DS3.
In its own way, the Citroen Traction Avant
, pictured by Graham Peers, otherwise Photonutter, is as much a classic, though far less expensive than the Aston Martin driven by Prince William.
However, classic cars also notched up votes, with the bonnet of a Shelby Mustang GT, headlights of a Cadillac Eldorado, doors of a Mercedes Gullwing and roofline of a Citroen Traction Avant
all deemed worthy to make it on to the car of all time.