|Car type||: Traction Avant 7A Berline|
|Serial number||: 3910|
|Body number||: AZ 00 34|
|Engine date||: Not on the engine|
|Bought||: December 1997|
|Condition||: Body partly restored, car in parts but largely complete.|
Here is a list of typical features of this car:
This car is bought based on a fax message describing a 7A with rolled edge wings, absolutely complete but in boxes.
On December 19th 1997 the car arrives. A stripped body with doors fitted is sitting on a trailer wit the rest of the parts in the back of a van. The body has been shotblasted and some repairs made. A few of those are not of very high quality and will have to be redone. But the body is far from finished. It is very straight and the doors fit beautifully with an even doorgap all-round. This is quite rare on a 1934 Traction Avant!
Although the serial number on this car is quite high, the specific features date this car (gear allocation and wings for example) as one out of the first series of 7As. The first 7A, chassis number 0001, had body number AZ 00 01. In the factory, the body number was put on the body when the body was put on the production line. This car has body number AZ 00 34. The serial numbers were not put on the car until a purchase order had been received.
This could well mean that this is the 34th Traction Avant made. Sofar only one older Traction Avant is known, number 32.