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In the January '07 issue of Automobile, Robert Cumberford, in his design analysis of the amazing Citro n M tisse concept, points out that many of the company's designs had been lifted from other places. We always thought that the Traction Avant was lifted from the '33 and '34 Ford school of design, but Cumberford, a man who knows his design, claims that the French Automaker actually lifted the look from the Euro-only Ford Model Y, which sent us scrambling for our Google. And sure enough, the old boy's right again. Produced in the UK from '32 until '37 as well in Germany as the K ln. Even the French deigned to build them. We'll have ours as a hiboy.

Ford "Y" and "C" Registry

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