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Citro'n Cars 1945-1964 covers primarily the post-war history of one of the most important marques in the annals of motoring including Citro'n's significant contribution to Britain's motor industry, through its 40 year history of car assembly at Slough.

Few car manufacturers have made such an impact on society as that demonstrated by Citro'n. Bearing the famous Double Chevron insignia that has been synonymous with the marque since 1919, Citro'n's Traction Avant revolutionized automobile technology when it was introduced in 1934.

Not only did the revolutionary design feature front-wheel drive, it incorporated all-round hydraulic braking, torsion bar suspension and chassis-less construction. Renowned for innovative engineering, Citro'n also addressed the need for an inexpensive means of transportation during post-war austerity. With it's unbelievable level of frugality, their 2CV sold in huge numbers despite its fragile looks. With minimal power derived from a two-cylinder air-cooled engine, the 2CV had the ability to cope with the roughest terrain, courtesy of the most enduring suspension.

Citro'n innovation really came under the spotlight in 1955 when the extraordinary DS was launched. Adventurous use of technology meant that hydraulics assisted gear selection, steering and braking as well as providing a means of suspension that nearly six decades later is still superior to anything else.

In addition to building cars, Citro'n also made a wide range of commercial vehicles, including the H van, which was as Gallic as baguettes and Gauloise cigarettes. Less appreciated by many is Citro'n's significant contribution to Britain's motor industry, when it assembled cars at Slough over a period of 40-years.

Pages: 64
Size: 6 X 8.31 (inches)
Format: Paperback
Illustrations: 80 b/w and color photos
Publisher: Crecy Publishing
ISBN: 9781908347008
Product Code: NR700