Les Classiques SAI 6100
Citroën 11B Traction Avant 1953
From the information read from the websites listed below, it seems that this model is from 1953 and not 1952 as indicated by SAI.
This model is successful overall, far superior to the Norev / Atlas version. The scale is correct, except for the height (+0.8 mm). It is painted, turn signals and lights too. Headlights and mirrors (outside and inside) are inserted. Finely chromed grille. The headlights are the correct size. The headlight glasses are poorly positioned and have a sort of dark pupil which gives not very credible “eyes”. Inserted bumpers a little too thick. Windscreen with integrated silver wipers.
One detail spoils the whole a little: the front wing mud flaps are too big and treated as if they were an integral part of the wings.
The wheels are correct, but not centred.
The mouse grey interior is correctly done. The black steering wheel is inserted.
The car can be disassembled with two screws. It consists of three main parts: the chassis with the wheels, the interior with the front wings, and the body. See photo.
The Citroën Traction Avant was manufactured from 1934 to 1957.
Characteristics (model 11B 1953): in-line four-cylinder motor, 1911 cm3, 42 kW (58 hp). Tyres 165 × 400. Top speed 115 km/h. Weight 1120 kg.