Citroen Traction Avant 11BL 1934 – 1957 Reserved Parking Fridge Magnet
Citroen Traction Avant 11BL 1934 – 1957 Aluminum Parking Fridge Magnet
Making it a habit to be at the forefront of the newest technological inventions, Citroën introduced in 1934 a totally new revolutionary model: the Citroën Traction Avant or more commonly called “Traction”. It was designed by André Lefèbvre and Flaminio Bertoni. The Traction Avant pioneered front-wheel drive, along with four-wheeel independent suspensions and the use of a crash resistant monocoque body. Although the car's name emphasized its front-wheel drive power delivery ("Traction Avant" literally means “front traction”), the car stood out at least as much by its much lower profile and stance – made possible by the absence of a separate chassis distinguishing it visually from its contemporaries. In September 1939 France declared war on Germany, and in June 1940 the German Army invaded and occupied France. During the war many of the cars were reregistered with "WH..." (Wehrmacht Heer/Army command) license plates, having been requisitioned by the German Army. These gave reliable service both in France and further afield, notably in Libya and Stalingrad.. During those dark years, black Traction Avant's driven by flying squads of Gestapo agents terrorized the population. For a time, the car’s twin-chevron grille will be a harbinger of evil. Traction Avant's were also favoured by the Resistance, and as occupation gave way to Liberation they turned up all over France with FFI (force France de l’Interieur) inscribed proudly on their doors. Less gloriously, the cars were known as favorites among gangsters such as the then infamous Pierrot le Fou and his Traction gang.
Perfect for all car enthusiasts that want to show their passion for their Citroen Traction Avant 11BL 1934 – 1957. Make room on the fridge and make it clear: Your Citroen Traction Avant 11BL 1934 – 1957 deserves a reserved parking spot in the middle of the other magnets. The magnet is 2” x 3” (77 x 51 mm) and is quality made of .045” Aluminum that will not fade or break. It has rounded corner and a 1/2 inch square magnet in the back. Stick it to anything you'll like, on your fridge, workbench, toolbox, or man cave board. The colors are brights, vibrants and contrast beautifully. For any car guy, this is the ideal gift to add style and show their pride, even in the middle of the kitchen.
Available in: One color style only
- Made of 0.045” (1.14 mm) Durable Aluminum Material
- Size 3" x 2" (76.2 mm x 50.8 mm)
- Water-resistant & easy to clean
- 1” backer magnet for adhesion
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