Category Archives: French

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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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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