Classic Car Catalogue

Citroën 1935

7 C  
11 Légère  
11  
7 UA - resumed
11 UA - resumed

France

Najnowocześniejsza fabryka samochodów w Europie - zakłady Citroëna przy Quai de Javel w Paryżu.
For some years Citroën was in financial trouble. Uncontrolled advertising budget and the huge cost of developing the new Traction Avant caused it's bankruptcy. The company was taken over by Michelin.
3th of July Andre Citroën died.
In spring 'Traction Avant' gained hydraulic front shock absorbers. In the autumn an open-able boot lid was introduced. Previously the luggage compartment was only accessible from the inside.
The new management decided to dismiss the eight-cylinder 22CV. The production of the 11 coupé de ville was also suspended. Instead, production of the rear-wheel drive 'Rosalie' was resumed for faithful customers who do not trust the all-in-front concept.
Narastające od kilku lat problemy finansowe spowodowane niekontrolowanymi wydatkami m.in. na reklamę oraz ogromne koszty związane z wprowadzeniem nowych modeli Traction Avant doprowadziły firmę do bankructwa. Mimo niewątpliwego sukcesu rynkowego, Citroën został przejęty przez swego największego wierzyciela, firmę Michelin.
3 lipca zmarł założyciel i twórca firmy, Andre Citroën.
Nowe modele 11 z dwulitrowym silnikiem pochodzącym z 7S są dłuższe i szersze od "siódemek". Od wiosny w przednim zawieszeniu stosowane są hydrauliczne amortyzatory. Jesienią wprowadzono otwieraną pokrywę bagażnika, który dotychczas dostępny był tylko od wewnątrz.
Produkcja ośmicylindrowego 22 CV oraz modeli 11 coupe de ville nie została podjęta. W zamian przywrócono do życia tylnonapędowy model "Rosalie".
Paris Motor Show in October.
 

7 CV and 11 CV

  wb: 1628 cm³
36 ch
1911 cm³
46 ch
berline
Price in Oct.
2910 mm 7C
18,000 F
11 Légère
21,000 F
cabriolet
Price in Oct.
2910 mm 7C
20,500 F
11 Légère
23,500 F
faux-cabriolet
Price in Oct.
2910 mm 7C
20,000 F
11 Légère
23,000 F
berline
Price in Oct.
3090 mm - 11 Normale
22,500 F
cabriolet
Price in Oct.
3090 mm - 11 Normale
25,000 F
faux-cabriolet
Price in Oct.
3090 mm - 11 Normale
24,500 F
coupé de ville
Price in Oct.
3090 mm - 11 Normale
not produced
conduite intérieure
Price in Oct.
3270 mm - 11 Longue
24,000 F
familiale
Price in Oct.
3270 mm - 11 Longue
25,500 F
coupé de ville
Price in Oct.
3270 mm - 11 Longue
not produced
taxi
Price in Oct.
3270 mm - 11 Taxi
discontinued

In the spring of 1935, the Citroëns inherited a reinforced front axle and a new cruciform rear axle which replaced the tubular axle of the first Traction Avant. A few weeks earlier, hydraulic shock absorbers had been adopted in place of the previous friction dampers. During 1935, the cockpit also benefited from some improvements.
At the 1935 Paris Motor Show, all models presented a few further modifications: painted grille and domed headlight lenses with more modern look, inverted pull tabs on the front flaps of the bonnet, and above all, luggage compartment hatch, making it accessible from outside. The number plate mount is now located on the left wing and and there is only one filler neck for the fuel tank.
Two months later the Pausodyne suspension of the engine was also modified.
The 11 Normale and Longue are 12 cm wider, compared to the 11 Légère. The range consists of five models: three for the 11 Normale and two Longue with 6 windows.
Citroën berline model '35
Citroën berline model '36
Citroën 11 faux-cabriolet model '35
Citroën 7 faux-cabriolet model '36 at Paris Show.
Citroën 11 cabriolet model '35
7 faux-cabriolet model '35
Model '35
Model '36
Model '36
Faux-cabriolet
 
 

7 and 11 UA

wb: 3000 mm 4 cyl. ohv
1628 cm³
35 ch
4 cyl. ohv
1911 cm³
42 ch
berline avec malle
Price in Oct:
7 UA
20,000 F
-
berline commerciale
Price in Oct:
7 UA
19,000 F
-
conduite intérieure
Price in Oct:
- 11 UA
23,000 F
familiale
Price in Oct:
- 11 UA
24,000 F
conduite intérieure commerciale
Price in Oct:
- 11 UA
22,500 F

For customers who are looking for more traditional models with good reputation for solidity, Citroen now offers the 7 UA with 1.6-liter and the 11 UA with 1.9-liter engines. These are of the Traction Avant 7 C and 11, inverted backwards; hence the designation MI (reverse engine). These two classic Citroëns offers a very limited choice of bodywork and retains suspension with rigid axles.
Citroën Rosalie
Citroën Rosalie
Citroën Rosalie camionette
 

           
           

 

Rallies:
  Event: Entered: Raced: Finished: Best results:
19-27.01.1935 Rallye Monte Carlo 1 1 1 137 15CV Geoffre 95th
Rosalie VIII made its attempt from 22 to 29 July 1935 and broke several records, in particular that of the 10,000 km at an average of 145 km / h. Its body resembles that of the Rosalie VI of 1934 but without boss on the hood, and its engine comes from an old 15 CV 6 cylinders.
The new management (Michelin) are no longer interested in records of this kind.
Yacco Citroen
On July 22, 1935, François Lecot embarked a crazy marathon that would lasted a year and four days during which he covered 400,000 kilometres (about 1,100 kilometres per day), sleeping only four hours per night. He carried out this raid on the Paris-Monte Carlo route.