Driving A 1949 Citroën Out Of A Museum And Into Traffic Is The Best Route To HeavenAndrew P Collins2/24/17 1:58pm9632EditPromoteGo to permalinkCar enthusiasts love to talk about “purity.” Stability control? For wimps. Massaging seats? Perverse! By that logic driving a 1949 Citroën Traction Avant 15, so manual that you set the engine timing while rolling, was the closest thing to real driving I’d ever done. It was stressful, painful and wonderful.