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Citroen Traction Avant 11BL 1934 – 1957 T-Shirt - Long Sleeves - Side View

Product Code: CITR_TRAC_11_BL_LS_BLK_S

Citroen Traction Avant 11BL 1934 – 1957 Long Sleeve T-Shirt

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 Lefebvre and Flamingo Breton. The Traction Avant pioneered front-wheel drive, along with four-wheel independent suspensions and the use of a crash resistant monologue 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 favored 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.

A game of subtle lights and shadows reveal the magnificent curves of the body of the Citroen Traction Avant 11BL 1934 – 1957, a Legendary French Automobile. Detailed and harmonious, the artistic illustration has grabbed the essence of one of the most influential vehicle of the 20th century and is printed in front of the tee. Refine and stylish, it is a perfect wear for any occasion and to show your passion for a true Legend that lives forever: the Citroen Traction Avant 11 BL 1934 – 1957 Long Sleeve T-Shirt.

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The featured original artwork has been printed on a high quality 6.0 oz 100% pre-shrunk American cotton t-shirt.
Seamless double needle collar - sleeve & bottom hems.
It is available in Black, Charcoal, Indigo, Forest Green, Navy & Military Green in size S - M - L - XL - 2XL - 3XL

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