Citroen Avant Traction Cabriolet based on CTA 11 Familiale
We are finishing in 2017 our first long and big 4-door Cabriolet CTA based on 11B Familiale (to be exactly we speak about so called Decabotables - Photo 1). I could see before that 99% of so called Decapotables were based on 11 BL Serie - a small one but never on a long version of CTA. Obviously there were no works done to strengthen the body of the BL model.
At this place we must differ the real Citroen Cabriolet 2 seater (two-door) with additional place behind (see Photo 2, 3) produced by Citroen itself mostly prewar cars on BL basis and I think six two-doors cars based on CTA15/6.
2-seater Citroen Cabriolet Faux are being produced nowadays by enthusiast based on prewar model of BL (to be exactly this model was called before WWI Sport).
Citroen has never produced four-door Decapotables itself. Several small BODY ATELIER in Swiss and Belgium have produced them. Among them we must honor Langenthal, AEAT... You can read more about it here.
Our goal was to make a comfortable Citroen car which we could use in summer time for mariages and sightseeing city tours. The BL model is to small for this task, BN of 15/6 would be O.K. but if you want to have really a lot of space for passengers and if they should get really the feeling of a cabriolet it should be a long model based on Familiale or Commerciale. You ll see the difference yourself if you see the photos.
Below we ll tell You what and how we are doing on this interesting project.