Category Archives: French

Palm Springs award: 1950 Simca 8 Sport Coupe by Facel

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And here’s another Simca 8 Sport to be restored: this in particular has a peculiar history as it received an award at the 1951 Palm Spring Concours. We can deduce that it is a car destinated from birth to the … Continue reading

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Hardtop equipped: 1963 René Bonnét Le Mans Cabriolet

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It has happened sometimes to write an article about a René Bonnét Le Mans and, whenever we find one for sale, especially a cabriolet, we will do it again, just because we like this car. Indeed, despite not having the … Continue reading

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Columbo’s favorite: 1958 Peugeot 403 Cabriolet by Pininfarina

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This car is not only the same model used by Lieutenant Columbo in the homonymous TV series, but it also seems to be painted in a similar color and in very similar conditions. It is a Peueot 403 Cabriolet, built … Continue reading

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Very long wheel base: 1971 Matra M530 LX

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The Matra M530 (in this case in the “LX” version) is a particular car: you love it or you hate it but it certainly doesn’t go unnoticed. This car is the French equivalent of the Fiat X1/9 or the Volkswagen-Porsche … Continue reading

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Evolution of the species: 1970 Varela Andino GT

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After a few weeks we return to Argentina to find a very rare car: it was designed and built by Louis Varela and equipped with a Renault engine, transmission and suspension. Being a small producer, Varela appropriately decided that his … Continue reading

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From California: A collection for sale

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Mark contacted us as he wants to downsize his collection after some events made him think about what’s important and what’s not, so here it is part of the collection he’s getting rid of: many important pieces, some unique. It’s … Continue reading

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55 years ownership: 1961 Facel Vega HK 500

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One owner since 1963 is generally a great thing for any car, especially if the car is a rare Facel Vega HK 500. This car could even be exactly as it looked in 1963, unfortunately the past owner decided to … Continue reading

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Small greatness: 1971 Simca 1200 S Coupé by Bertone

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We have always had a soft spot for these little coupés and the reason is simple: they’re small, cute, classy, nimble and very well made. That’s quite a good recipe. Indeed that’s not the first time we publish one and … Continue reading

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White lightning: 1960 Panhard CD

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The Panhard CD is a car designed by Charles Deutsch and built by Panhard from 1963 to 1965. It was the road going version of the car that raced he 1962 edition of Le Mans. Only 179 of these cars … Continue reading

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Half windshield: 1957 Simca Aronde Plein Ciel by Facel

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This Simca Aronde Plein Ciel seems a very dry car which have been never abused in its life: other than being almost rustless it is also complete, with one exception. Indeed it looks a perfect candidate for a restoration which it’s … Continue reading

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