Classic Car Catalogue

Citroën 1939

7 C  
11 BL  
11 B  
15 Six  

France

Production 1939:
7 8,120
11 BL 27,473
11 B 14,394
15 Six 2,309
Zakończono produkcję kabrioletów 7 i 11 CV. W marcu moc silnika "jedenastek" zwiększono do 56 KM. Noszą one teraz oznaczenia 11 Légere Perfo (BL) i 11 Normale Perfo (B). Szybkościomierze skalowane są do 150 km/h. Oznaczenie "siódemek" zmieniono na 7 C Eco.
Officially announced at Paris Salon 1938, the 15 SIX marks a few months the twentieth anniversary of Citroën, the first model - Type A - was launched in April 1919.
Most of the 1939 Citroën sedans are painted black, with a standard color for the Pilot wheels of each model: yellow on the 7 C and 11 BL, bright red on the 11 B, ivory on the 15 SIX.
 

7 CV and 11 CV

  wb: 1628 cm³
36 ch
1911 cm³
46 ch
1911 cm³
56 ch
berline
Price in Oct.
2910 mm 7 C
?, F
11 BL
discontinued
11 BL
?, F
cabriolet
Price in Oct.
2910 mm 7 C
discontinued
11 BL
discontinued
11 B
discontinued
berline
Price in Oct.
3090 mm - 11 B
discontinued
11 B
?, F
cabriolet
Price in Oct.
3090 mm - 11 B
discontinued
11 B
discontinued
conduite intérieure
Price in Oct.
3270 mm - 11 B
discontinued
11 B
?, F
familiale
Price in Oct.
3270 mm - 11 B
discontinued
11 B
?, F
commerciale
Price in Oct.
3270 mm - 11 B
discontinued
11 B
?, F

In March the 7 was renamed 7 C "Economique" and the 11 become "Performance". The former benefits from new intake and fuel settings, reducing consumption by 10% without affecting performance; the latter receive a new reverse carburetor allowing increase in speed and acceleration without affecting fuel consumption. Thanks to this carburetor and various improvements to the intake, the engine of the 11 "Performance" develops 56 hp instead of 46 previously. All models were renamed: 11 Légere Perfo (BL), 11 Normale Perfo (B) and 7 C Eco (7C).
The convertible versions of '7' and '11' were discontinued.
7 C Berline
7 C Cabriolet
11 Légére Berline
11 Légére Cabriolet
11 Normale Berline
11 Normale Cabriolet
11 Limousine
11 Familiale
11 Commerciale
11 Commerciale
Citroën UK
Citroën 7C / 11 BL berline
Citroën 11 in Poland
Citroën UK
Angielski prospekt Citroëna.
Samonośne nadwozie.
Angielski roadster...
...i jego wnętrze.
  
  
20 page French brochure.
Citroën 11 CV Commerciale
Traction Avant Commerciale
Citroën 11 CV Commerciale
 

15 Six

wb 3090 mm 6 cyl. ohv
2867 cm³
77 ch
berline
Price in Oct '38.
15
36,300 F
conduite intérieure
Price in March
15
38,000 F
familiale
Price in Feb.
15
39,000 F
 

The design of the "15 SIX" is obviously inspired by the well-established technique of the other Traction Avant. Its hull is that of the 11 Normale from which it differs only by its elongated hood and its larger overhang. Its engine is a 2.9 liter with imposing dimensions which - combined with the extraordinary handling of the "Traction" - allows performance quite breathtaking for a production car.
From summer 1938 to spring 1939, the 15 SIX was produced exclusively as a 4-door saloon (berline). In the spring of 1939, a 15 SIX limousine appeared in two, externally similar versions: 5-seater conduite intérieure and 8/9 seater familiale. A prototype of roadster was released in May 1939, but, because of the war, it did not reach the production stage.
15 Six Berline
Citroën 15 Six familiale
15 Six conduite intérieure
15 Six Cabriolet
Citroën 15 Six montowany jest też w Slough w Anglii.
 

           
           

 

Rallies:
  Event: Entered: Raced: Finished: Best results:
17-25.01.1939 Rallye Monte Carlo     2 96 Barthelemy / Rastouil 11 24th