Classic Car Catalogue

Citroën 1948

11 B  
15 Six D  
2 CV - Paris

France

Na rok 1948 zmieniono nieco atrapę "Jedenastki". Légère ma okrągły a Normale podłużny otwór korby rozruchowej.
W przyszłorocznych modelach pokazanych w tym roku na salonie w Paryżu nie wprowadzono żadnych zasadniczych zmian.
Produkcja Citroëna znacznie wzrosła w roku modelowym 1948 (od października 1947 do września 1948); powstało 20 382 egzemplarzy 11 Légère, 5850 Normale i 1799 15-Six D. Na początku roku niektóre egzemplarze były nadal dostępne w kolorze opalizującej szarości, ale od wiosny dostępna jest tylko błyszcząca czerń. Koła będą malowane w kolorze kości słoniowej i ozdobione małą chromowaną nakładką. Wiosną 1948 r. 15 Six w końcu dostał obręcze typui BM z małymi kołpakami, takie same jak w 11 a latem pojawił się chromowany wlot powietrza.
Citroëny montowane są w Anglii w miejscowości Slough przez Citroën Cars Ltd. Wiele elementów produkowanych jest na miejscu, ale więksość firma importuje z Francji. Light 15 (11) budowany jest od października 1945 a Six od października tego roku.
Citroën production figures increased significantly during the 1948 model year (October 1947 to September 1948); they reached 20,382 copies of the 11 Légère, 5,850 of the 11 Normale and 1799 of the 15-Six D.
A few were still sold in iridescent anthracite grey at the beginning of the 1948 model year, but very quickly, the 11 Légère and Normale for the French market become available exclusively in glossy black; the wheels are painted ivory and decorated with a small chrome cap.
From the summer the 15 has a new chrome grille that improves its overall appearance.
Citroën Cars Ltd have been assemblers of Citroën front-wheel drive cars for many years, importing the body pressings and mechanical components from France. Many British-made components and fittings were utilized. The Light Fifteen, is in production from October 1945, and in October 1948, was joined by the Series 15C Six which is similar but larger (wb 10 ft 1½ in v. 9 ft 6½ in, 2866-cc six-cylinder engine v. 1911-cc Four).
Pierre Boulanger, general manager of the company Citroën, revealed the new 2CV at the exact moment when the president of the Republic Vincent Auriol entered the stand on Thursday, 7th of October.
The public was puzzled and the press was perplexed by its ugliness. Many thought the new grey vehicle was a joke, swaying on its suspension like a baby buggy.
Elegance certainly was not the priority of the designers, but the car is built for the simplicity, comfort and functionality and the public were queuing to get behind the wheel and try it for themselves. The seats are made of steel tubes, with canvas covers spread over rubber bands. The roof and the generous luggage compartment cover is made of a one-piece canvas that can be rolled back and up. The controls consists of speedometer, wiper switch, ammeter, start button and a gear lever. But there is plenty of storage space in front of the driver and the passenger and none of the occupants should complain about lack of head or legroom.
Bonnets of all three cars on display were sealed and no technical details were given yet. The new model is not on sale yet, but the price of 185,000 F was announced. Comparing to the Renault 4CV (281,000 F), Simca Cinq (303,000 F) or Panhard Dyna (428,000 F) it is a very attractive offering. One would have to pay the same amount for a micro-car with motorcycle engine!
 

11 CV

  wb: 4 cyl.
1911 cm³
56 ch
11 Légère
price in Oct.
291 cm berline
374,000 F
11 Normale
price in Oct.
309 cm berline
400,000 F


Citroën 11 Légère

Light Fifteen

Light Fifteen
 

15 Six

  wb: 6 cyl.
2867 cm³
77 ch
15 Six D
price in Oct.
309 cm berline
555,000 F

In the spring of 1948, the 15 Six finally get with BM rims with small hub caps, the same as on the 11.

Until spring the 15 Six retained the Pilot wheels.

15 Six model '48.

Citroën 15 Six zmontowany w Slough w Anglii.
 

2 CV

  wb: B2 cyl.
375 cm³
9 ch
2 CV
price in Oct.
240 cm berline
185,000 F


Citroën 2 CV

Citroën 2 CV