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1930 Citroën-Kégresse C4 P.17

1930 Citroën-Kégresse C4 P.17 in Car Crazy, Non-fiction TV, 2001-2019 IMDB Ep. 11.04

Class: Others, Tracked vehicle — Model origin: FR

1930 Citroën-Kégresse C4 P.17

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johnfromStaffs EN

2012-04-29 16:58


Link to "www.google.co.uk"

Citroen Kegresse half track.

zodiac SE

2012-04-29 17:08


I'd believe this is a Citroën Kégresse, which was the brainchild of Adolphe Kégresse (1879-1943). He was at the time a most famous engineer and invented the half-trac (as shown here) and the double clutch system.
This car really, as no other car, was used to travel to the most hostile environments, like the Sahara desert, the Himalayas and some parts of Africa. But it wasn't without flaws, the front wheels were too narrow as they had a tendency to sink down in to the sand (or snow or marshland) which made it almost impossible to steer. The solution was to fit a barrel in front of the wheels to act as a bolster.
Here're some interesting films Link to "www.youtube.com" and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6jzGQ-Te8b0&feature=related and a link http://derela.republika.pl/c-k.htm .

-- Last edit: 2012-04-29 17:08:12

ingo DE

2012-04-29 17:17


There's also a book of it, printed in the early 80ies, I think. My father got it as a present someday back then. It has a yellow cover.

yvon52 BE

2012-04-30 19:54


Le lien idéal:


zodiac SE

2012-05-01 09:27


Here's another link http://classics.com/retro04.html .

antp BE

2012-05-02 15:15


We listed others as "Citroën-Kégresse" make, so to match the other P17 listed it would be "Citroën-Kégresse C4 P.17"

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