Category Archives: French

Form & Function: 1939 Citroén TUB

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We know the vans built by Citroen after the Second World War, but we had never seen one built before. A van – we have to say – far ahead for the time both for the shapes and for the … Continue reading

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Scrapyard survivor: 1953 Panhard X86 Berlinetta by Allemano

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If there’s one thing that drives us crazy, it’s the small sports berlinettas built in small series during the 40s and 50s. As we all know 80% of these cars were produced on a Fiat basis, but some were not, … Continue reading

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Work with friends: Many cars for sale

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There are many ways to have fun and one of them is to take a wreck and make it come back like new. Of course, it is not an “inexpensive” way to have fun but it is also true that … Continue reading

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Be green/2: 1967 Simca 1200 S Coupé by Bertone

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Finally another Simca 1200 S designed by Bertone. Finally because we had not seen it on the market for some time, and we are sorry of that because we have always liked this car. Elegant, small and snappy are the … Continue reading

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Red copy: 1953 Simca Gordini Barchetta replica

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There are replicas of all kinds, badly made, ridiculous, so-so, done well: this Simca 8 certainly belongs to the last category. It is a Simca Gordini barchetta rebuilt based on the chassis, engine and suspension of a Simca 8 (already … Continue reading

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Flash inside: Simca 8 Cabriolet by Pininfarina

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Although we have published other Simca 8s in the past, none of them was in the conditions of this convertible that looks like a real time capsule. The seller says that this car has been brought in the US when … Continue reading

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A restaurer: 1957 Peugeot 403 Cabriolet by Pininfarina

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It is not the first time that we publish a Peugeot 403 Cabriolet and let’s hope that it is not even the last, especially when that’s about a barn find. In fact, the seller claims that this cabriolet, built in … Continue reading

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Transformers: 1971 Coachbuilt Renault R177

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This is really a strange car and perplexes us for several reasons, starting with the bodywork that it is very familiar to us. In fact, as many of you have already suspected, this is a body already seen elsewhere: it … Continue reading

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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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