development costs of the Traction bankrupted the company and it was
taken over by its largest creditor, Michelin, who would remain in
control until the mid seventies.
The Traction offered unparallelled levels of comfort, handling and roadholding compared with its contemporaries.
The 7B was replaced by the 7C halfway through 1935. Fitted with a new 1 628cm3 engine developing 36 bhp and telescopic as opposed to friction dampers, it was available in berline, faux cabriolet and cabriolet body styles.
The 7 Sport was replaced by the 11 LťgŤre.
The 7A was available as a 4 door berline only, the 7B and 7 Sport were also available as a faux cabriolet and roadster.
7C became the 7C Economique in 1939 and was so-named because it was 10%
more economical than its predecessor thanks to changes in carburation.