One bumper less: 1958 Simca Aronde Plein Ciel


These cars were built By Facel Metallon (long story short: Facel Vega) and if you ever worked on one of these you have realized for sure how good is their build quality, much more than the same segment competitors of that time.


Last but not least, these are beautifully designed cars. The engine is derived from the Fiat 1100 block but with an increased displacement in order to give them some spice. This car in particular is equipped with the 1290 c.c. Flash Special engine which had 60 hp, so it was the most powerful of its breed.


This car comes from California and indeed it looks like solid. Solid and complete also because the seller says that this is a one owner car, being parked since 1971. It has all the original glasses and many parts into boxes: be sure to ask about the front bumper: you’ll have fun to find one in case it’s missing. Find it for sale at €12,000 (today $13,200) here in IJmuiden, Netherlands.

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