1956 Citroen Traction Avant Commerciale

Price: - Item location: Waynesville, Ohio, United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Citroën
  • SubModel: Traction Avant 11BC Commerciale
  • Trim: Traction Avant 11BC Commerciale
  • Year:1956
  • Mileage:51,671
  • VIN:306879
  • Color:Gray/Black
  • Engine size:4-Cylinder
  • Number of cylinders:4
  • Transmission:3-Speed Manual
  • Drive type: FWD
  • Interior color: Gray
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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1956 Citroën Traction Avant 11BC Commerciale

1956 Citroen Traction AvantCommerciale

4-Door Sedan

Model: 11BC Series: Commerciale

51,671 Miles

**This vehicle was previously listed inaccuratelyas an 11B Normale.....the listing was pulled due to error and has been corrected. As shown in one of the photos, the Model is 11 and theSeries is stamped BC, hence "Commerciale"

** Coming Out of a Private Georgia Collection **

Starts - Runs - Drives

Restored 7 Years Ago

Electrical System Converted to 12V

Very rare opportunity to acquire a limited production model of the Traction Avant Commerciale. It was re-introduced in 1954 so there were only 3 years of very limited production. It features a very large rear trunk lid, outside hinged at the top of the lid to allow entry to the rear storage area. The rear door is quite large and the rear seat feels like a limousine LWB vehicle. As well, many were fitted with rear seats that would fold down to allow full access from the trunk to allow the storage of "commercial" goods, hence the name Commerciale.

Brief History...

Citroen Traction Avant is an executive car (British term for an auto larger than family car) produced by the French from 1934-1957; approx. 760,000 were produced.

The Citroen 11CV Modelwas produced from 1934-1957.

The 11BC (commericale) versionfeatured a one-piece top-hinged tailgate and was re-introduced when it resumed production in 1954 after being suspended during WW2.

Traction Avant translates to Front-Wheel Drive

Citreon pioneered 3 revolutionary features that are still in use today- (1) Unitary Body with no Separate Frame (2) 4-Wheel Independent Suspension (3) FWD


  • 4-door Saloon (we refer to this as Sedan in US)
  • Model: 11CV,Series BC
  • Front Suicide Doors with Rear Conventional Doors
  • Engine: 4-Cyclinder 1911cc
  • Transmission: 3-Speed Manual

Reasonable Offers Will Be Considered

Clean Georgia Title

Buyer is responsible for shipping, but will provide assistance if needed

with serious questions please call Jim at 937-604-5966