Matra Bagheera: Verkeerd Afgelopen

Matra Bagheera
ER Classics Desktop 2022

A GPS system is a revelation, not only that addresses are found flawlessly, but that the route often takes the smallest roads, even sandy paths. All this at the command of a sweetly cleansed lady's voice. And so we drove towards the autumn of 2016 in France on a forest path where suddenly the scene depicted here appeared. A Simca Matra Bagheera in a state of deterioration. As you know, such a Matra Bagheera consists of a tin, self-supporting frame covered with polyester 'sheet metal'. Who lets such a car come to an end like this? That became clear when after some 'jungle' work the front could be considered. The car had previously been involved in a serious collision and was then taken to this final resting place. We were in the garden of a house. Well, then it is understandable that you would like to finally have peace for this French sports car ... 'Verkeerd Afgelopen? Judge yourself.

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