Lefèbvre, André

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Lefèbvre, André Gender: M
André René Lefèvre
born on 19 August 1894 at 05:30 (= 05:30 AM )
Place Louvres, France, 49n02, 2e30
Timezone PMT m2e2015 (is standard time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Geslain
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_leocol.18.gif 26°11' s_mo.18.gif s_piscol.18.gif 26°05 Asc.s_vircol.18.gif 01°11'


French automobile engineer who began his career as an aviation engineer and then as a racing driver and race car designer. He won the 1927 Rallye Monte Carlo.

He joined the auto-industry in 1931, working for Louis Renault until 1933, when he was hired by André Citroën for his automobile factory. After the death of Andre Citroën in 1935, he continued his work at Citroën, now led by the innovative entrepreneur Pierre-Jules Boulanger, who came to the company from Michelin.

Working with Citroën designers Flaminio Bertoni and Paul Magès, Lefèbvre created four of the most dramatic, boldly designed vehicles of 20th century: Citroën Traction Avant (1934-1957), Citroën 2CV (1948-1990), Citroën DS (1955-1975) and Citroën HY (1947-1981).

He died on 4 May 1964.

Link to Wikipedia biography



Source Notes

Didier Geslain archive, 'L' pdf file, p. 198.


  • Vocation : Engineer : Mechanical (Automobile engineer)
  • Vocation : Sports : Race Cars