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1939 CitroŽn Big Fifteen 'Traction' [11 B]

1939 CitroŽn Big Fifteen [11 B] in The Fallen Idol, Movie, 1948 IMDB

Class: Cars, Sedan — Model origin: FR — Built in: UK — Made for: GB

1939 CitroŽn Big Fifteen 'Traction' [11 B]

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dsl SX

2011-07-18 18:35

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Looks like a Citroen Traction hotrod?!? (Not a very serious suggestion). Nice Watneys beer cart (unlike the beer).

-- Last edit: 2011-07-18 18:48:00

johnfromstaffs EN

2011-07-18 19:45

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LHX is July to December 1939, Middlesex County Council.

Despite the AA badge, I think this might be a 1938/9 DKW Meisterklasse F8, also built post WW2 as the IFA F9.

However, if someone said it was a 1939 Hansa 1100, I couldn't argue with that.

-- Last edit: 2011-07-18 20:01:21

chicomarx BE

2011-07-18 19:47

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[Image: TheFallenIdol5b.jpg]

ingo DE

2011-07-18 19:57

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@john: rather not. It's too big and protuding for a DKW.

P.S. F8. The IFA F9 was the Eastern successor, as the West German 3=6, too, based on the 1941 Reichsklasse-prototype, but not on the F8 ;)

ingo DE

2011-07-18 20:00

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john from Staffs wrote However, if someone said it was a 1939 Hansa 1100, I couldn't argue with that.


Sorry, but nothing fits: /vehicle_343114-Hansa-1100-1934.html

dsl SX

2011-07-18 20:04

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Unlikely to be post-war German car in 1948 UK. Also just visible in /vehicle.php?id=417050 where it looks very low roofed.

chris40 UK

2011-07-18 20:06

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As I said on /vehicle_417044.html , I still think this is a Slough CitroŽn which has lost its chevrons and front bumper; look at the front wheel.

DynaMike NL

2011-07-18 20:26

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I agree this is a CitroŽn Traction Avant (no doubt about that). Since August 1938 the Slough built TA didn't have the double chevrons on the grille anymore (but theydid have a triangular badge that is missing here). I think (though I'm not sure) that this is the UK equivalent of the 11 B (Normale): Big Fifteen (much less common than the Twelve or the Light Fifteen).

dsl SX

2011-07-18 20:32

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1939 Slough production was:
7C3 Twelve chassis #103-301
11CL3 Light Fifteen #122-551
11C3 Fifteen #116-201.
(from http://www.cats-citroen.net/citroen_tractionavant/ta_history_uk.html ).

johnfromstaffs EN

2011-07-18 21:54

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I agree with Citroen, the lack of a front bumper threw me completely. Even worse as we had a 1940 registered Citroen 12 when I was a kid. It did have the plated grille, and a front bumper with two spotlights, and a signpost light on the driver's windscreen pillar. The registration was BEA 192, which ran from Nov 1939 to June 1946.

The Hansa 1100 commenced production in 1934.

DynaMike NL

2011-07-20 11:58

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The Big fifteen was indeed much rarer than the Light Fifteen or the Twelve, but because of the oblong crank hole in the grille this must be a Big Fifteen indeed (the smaller versions had a round hole).

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