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Old 27th August 2007, 19:55   #16
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Well, one week is up, where are the pics?

Can this thread be merged with one of the other classic walla threads?
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Old 27th August 2007, 20:19   #17
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saw this 2 weeks ago near a restaurant in camp:
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Old 27th August 2007, 21:38   #18
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Hey Dominic, Is it a 1951 Traction Avant that you own. One of my relatives in Chennai has one too. It had been reported many times in the media. They had a 2CV, which I believe they no more have.

Managed this image from the net.

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Old 27th August 2007, 21:42   #19
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saw this 2 weeks ago near a restaurant in camp:
That same car was featured here Payam, though the pics dont seem to be opening. Post 23.

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/vintag...tml#post492038
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Old 27th August 2007, 22:32   #20
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thats a beauty...i have some literature on the citroen 11...only its in spanish..
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Old 27th August 2007, 23:30   #21
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Nice job Dom , are the rims part white oil paint - the part white rims give a faux white wall effect .
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lovely car the traction avant. i have seen another one in bombay . the colour is black and it is a parsee gentleman who owns it. he used to bring it for the rally's.
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Old 28th August 2007, 10:46   #23
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lovely car the traction avant. i have seen another one in bombay . the colour is black and it is a parsee gentleman who owns it. he used to bring it for the rally's.

Here she is. Single owner I believe.

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yes sir thats the car. the gentleman owns a petrol pump if i am not mistaken. and used to do up cars for another enthusiast.
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Old 20th September 2007, 20:37   #25
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here is one more traction avante.





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Old 21st September 2007, 01:29   #26
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I got the small car model of the Citeron..It is an amazing car.
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Old 21st September 2007, 09:30   #27
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There's a similar car, deep red in colour in cochin. Dont think it runs. But atleast it sits in a covered shed, ehile the new family saloon sits in the rain!!
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These are truly wonderful cars, I used to have one and still look after it for a friend who bought it from me.

The roadholding and cornering abilities are still amazingly high, especially if you use the correct Michelin tyres. The standard exhausts limit the power considerably, I designed and fitted one using pipe and silencers from a more recent 2 litre vehicle and gained at least 10% power and torque, without touching the carburettor or anything else.

They were at least 50 years ahead of their time, in reliability, longevity and strength as well as road manners. So simple, too! Mine was a Light Fifteen, 1953 vintage.
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