These are pictures of a
7A Traction found in Sweden.
There are sertain rumors saying that this
is a very early prototype model possibly from 1933.
After extensive investigations and discussions
I dont belive it is a prototype.
I am rather convinced that it is a 7A from
1934 that has been altered
in many ways a long time ago.
This car has got some unusual features that
cant be found on a standard factory made car.
Not very much is known about this very early
It has been used in the very north of Sweden
and probably in Norway to.
Engine is not original & the front drivetrain
& steering is not of the type
you would find on such an early traction.
The serial number is not on the car anylonger
but the bodynumber however is still left.
On this first picture you can see two ventilation
shutters beneith the windscreen.
The two ventilation shutters on the hood opens
in the rear.
Note the simili roof.
The windscreen frame is fixed to the body
with a number of
small screws & cant be opened at all.
As you can see it has got no boot door , just
a big opening.
There are a lot of small holes around the
Some kind of boot door construction has been
fitted at some time
but now its gone and one can only speculate
what it looked like.
Note the petrol filler cap inside the boot,down
to the left.
This car has got the earliest type of rear
axle and you can see the
unusual construction under the backseat.
Telescopic shockabsorbers has been installed
but they are not of the normal traction type.
Here you can se that the car has got the new
drivetrain and steering type "cremaillere".
Note the special arrangements for fitting
the rack and pinion steering that was not original to this car.
A universal joint has been used to couple
the shaft with the rack.
The suspension is of the later type and the
wing supports are also of the later type.
The dashboard has got the design of 1934 with
in the center and two glovecompartments.
Note the light switch in center of steeringwheel.
Note also the very special insides of the
(I havent seen anything like this before.)
Here you can see more details of the interior.
The seats are not from the early years.
This Citroen is still a mystery and its very
hard to find out more details about it.
Further investigations in the future will
eventually reveal more details.
2010-07. Enlargments of photos
has been added, click on pictures to view.
Later info claims this car could
have been transformed into a delivery van in Norway
as that was one way for private
persons to be able to own a car in the post war
times of car shortages in Norway.