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Field find: 1950 Simca 8 Sport Convertible

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Yes indeed these cars once were abandoned everywhere, including fields, just like this one that has still its body only because it’s made of aluminium. The car is sold with a bill of sale only and it’s easy to understand … 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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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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Black aluminium: 1951 Simca 8 Sport Coupé

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These Simca 8 and 9 once were basically outsider in the classic cars world, however since few years they have regained their proper place in the market as they were rare, cute and properly built. The design of this cars … Continue reading

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Disunited unity: 1952 Simca 8 Sport Cabriolet by Farina

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This Simca 8 Cabriolet (chassis  #867363) has its typical aluminium body which can’t rust, of course, but it needs a lot of work ayway, along with other parts which are missing. The seller says that this car is to restore … Continue reading

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Hen’s tooth: 1952 Simca 9 Sport by Facel

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The aluminium family of the Simca made during the early fifties is quite scarce but, among all those, the Simca 9 is the rarest as it was build just for little more than one year, from 1952 to 1953. Like … Continue reading

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Typhoon inside: 1958 Facel Vega FV4

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The 1958 saw the birth of the FV4, the most powerful Facel Vega ever produced as it was equipped with a 383 C.I. V8 Chrysler engine also called “Typhoon”. Only 85 of these cars were built in 1958 so this … Continue reading

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Chasing the sun: 1959 Simca Aronde Sport Océane by Facel

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This was the cabriolet version of the latest Simca Aronde model, produced from 1957 to 1962. Bizzarrelly this car was not called “Plein Ciel” (open sky) like its coupé sister. Alle these cars were assembled by Facel Metallon: this complicated assembly process made … Continue reading

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Attitude for elegance: 1951 Simca Sport 8 by Facel

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Yes, this aluminium-bodied coupé was built in France by Facel Metallon but the design was made by Pininfarina, who also built Fiat’s and Ferrari’s with a very similar body. And, as the seller too says, back then this car was more … Continue reading

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Colonial relic: 1961 Simca Aronde Plein Ciel by Facel

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This car has made a long trip to South Africa, where it is now, and now it needs a lot of cares to shine again. It is a Simca Aronde Plein Ciel, a beautiful coupé with a body made by Facel. … Continue reading

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