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    Simca Aronde P60 Etoile (1962) by Femme and Sander. Enjoy being behind the wheel.

    Pure emotion. That is the feeling that connects classic enthusiasts, both among themselves and with their old-timers. Whether that be classic cars, classic motorcycles, trucks, mopeds or whatever. Show the average classic car enthusiast the photos of this beautiful 60 Simca Aronde P1962 Etoile and see how he or she reacts. That is also the feeling that Sander and Femme connect with their car.  More

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    CG. Small sports car run, big influence

    In 1966 a special French sports car sees the light of day. It is the CG A1000, which confirmed the status of coachbuilder Carrosserie Chappe Frères et Gessalin as a car manufacturer. The company's origins date back to 1932. After the Second World War, the French concentrated more and more on the manufacture of car bodies of More

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    Chrysler: Too big to fall

    During the worst Corona jitters, it was also about all the consequences for business. Realists thought, “They will fall, and they will prosper.” Pessimists thought the whole economy would collapse and there were experts and specialists talking about companies that "are so big that they can't More

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    Matra Rancho, the poor Range Rover

    Times were turbulent. Simca became Talbot. Mother company Chrysler Europe was not a success and if you enter the collective memory as 'the car of Bassie & Adriaan', then you do not have to be undividedly proud of it. The Matra Rancho was sold as Matra-Simca Rancho and Talbot-Matra Rancho. More

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    Simca 6 fourgonette (1950)

    We found the Simca 6 fourgonette in the photos at an internationally operating dealer in classic motorcycles. A nice 'by-catch' that had come along with another trade. Once, in 1926, the management of FIAT – then still with capital letters as in “Fabbrica Italiana Automobili Torino” – sent Henri Theodore More

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    Matra Murena. A wonderful mix

    Murenas were made from 1980 to 1983 in the Matra factory in Romorantin. Due to the collaboration with PSA, the car was sold under the brand name Talbot as Talbot-Matra Murena. In fact, the Murena was a bluff. It looked elegant and sporty, but in terms of motor and performance, a Murena was more of a ladies' car than a track monster. More

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    Simca 1100 Ti restoration

    Father and son duo save Simca 1100 Ti Father and son. A strong duo to breathe new life into a partly rusted Simca 1100 Ti. They found one in the south of France. And the car waiting for them was not in the condition they had hoped. “He was beautiful on More

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    Simca 1000 Rallye, a bomb

    The origin of the Simca 1000 Rallye is not in France but in Italy. Henri Pigozzi, President General of Simca, was born in Turin and knew the founder of Fiat, Giovanni Agnelli. Fiat would remain Simca's dominant shareholder until 1963. Pigozzi remained a regular visitor to Fiat's factories throughout his time More

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    The Chrysler Simca Horizon (Dodge, Plymouth, Sunbeam)

    The Chrysler Simca Horizon was intended to be a "world car." That means it was designed for rows of buyers on both sides of the Atlantic. But in execution, the European and North American (Dodge and Plymouth) versions of the vehicle actually turned out to have little in common. The Horizon was actually born to the Simca More

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    FIAT, Simca, Chrysler and Talbot

    Talbot, another neglected child Once upon a time, in 1926 the management of FIAT – then still with capital letters as in “Fabbrica Italiana Automobili Torino” – sent Henri Theodore Pigozzi to Paris to set up the FIAT importership for France. Three years later, the enterprising Italian managed it so well that More

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