Category Archives: French

Two for one: 1937 Lancia Belna F-234

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The Belna is nothing but the French declination of the Lancia Augusta: obviously it wasn’t just the name, there were also differences due to a very specific reason. At the time, in fact, France imposed a duty of 85% of … Continue reading

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Renault inside: 1967 Sovam 1100 VS

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You may like it or not, but if we didn’t publish special cars like this one, we certainly wouldn’t be doing our job (in real life it’s certainly not a job). Or, maybe, that’s just because we used to be … Continue reading

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Yellow plastic: 1968 Alpine A-108

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Occasionally we find these small coupes with fiberglass bodywork for sale, produced in Brazil by Willys under a Renault license. As is evident, we consider this car very attractive, even if small and not very fast. In fact this model … Continue reading

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Vert parisien: 1960 Peugeot 403 Cabriolet by Pininfarina

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In reality we did not understand very well from these photos the exact color of the car: it would seem a cross between green and blue, often called “oil green”. However it is called, the substance is that it is a … Continue reading

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Partially buried: 1951 Simca 8 Sport Coupé by Facel

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Let’s face it, for all classic car enthusiasts, seeing a car parked in a garage and partially buried by unusual household items is now a cliché. However the fact that it is a cliché does not diminish its charm, as … Continue reading

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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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