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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Dog427435, Dec 18, 2009.
I blew the pic of the Simca hubcap up and then did some digging on some Simca sites.I believe there are 4 letters with a swoosh underneath that spell cinq or 5 which was the horsepower of this car.
Here's an ad with the usage.
BTW in the late 50's and early 60's there were some drag cars with Simca bodies but most people thought they were Fiats.
I think they were also known as a Simca 5CV.
How long ago did you live there? The skyscrapers are still there.
It often starts with a simple question on this thread! You guys got
me interested in looking into the history of Simca a bit. These
searches are fun because of the surprises and education one gains.
Well, for me anyway! Seems Simcas were real chameleons during
their 50-or-so years of existence, beginning 1934. The 1200-S
Bertone coupe below is really noteworthy.
Simca 1200S Coupe 1968 -- Publicity shot of the Simca 1200S Coupe when
it was introduced to the press on 21 Jun 1967. The model is the famous actress,
Mireille Darc. 1967 saw the more powerful 1200S Bertone Coupe that, with a
horsepower upgrade in 1970, could reach the dizzying speed of almost 112
mph (180 km/h), making it the fastest standard production Simca ever built.
Lots more Simca pix on FlickR !
Simca 1200S Coupe, 1970 version.
Well Ok but who's the dude in the white pants suit? Is that Pierre Simca?
Is it my imagination, or does this car and the Fiat 850 coupe have a lot in common? Assume both by Bertone, eh? Sure wish my 850 coupe had been a 1200!!! Gary
I believe if you check into it further you will find that some Simca's were powered by ford liscensed flatheads. Which were ironically produced by Chrylser ito the early 60's when they bought the SIMCA line.
So the French flatties were actually MOPAR parts.............
It's all pretty confusing... Simca was founded by Fiat, Simca then bought the French branch of Ford, then Chrysler took over.
So, yes the French Ford Flatheads were used by Chrysler in Simcas. Simcas also were affiliated with other Brands and/or Names, Talbot being one.
I read somewhere that the Simca/Ford/Chrysler Flathead was made in Brazil for Simcas produced there until the late '60's.
I think I'm getting a Headache.
The Ford Flatheads used in Simcas were derived from the V8 60. The V8 60 was used pre war in Matfords this combination between Mathis and Ford. Early post war they were used in French built Fords which became Simca Vedettes. Over the years power went up to 85. The Vedette was then built in Brazil until the late 60's later ones had an O.H.V. conversion and 120 horse power
The French made NATO flatheads released a few years ago were based on the pre war 221 inch flathead, and they will go more or less straight in a pre war car
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Simca 1200S Bertone coupe, 1967.
Moe said: Well Ok but who's the dude in the white pants suit?
Is that Pierre Simca?
Moe, you silly savage. All HAMBers seem to need to see
women naked before they believe they are really Sheilas.
Mireille Darc really was a French actress and the long-time
companion of French actor Alain Delon. Besides great looks,
I reckon she had a pretty good intellect, as well. I'm happy
to say she's still around and on Facebook.
I see your train wreck and raise you one... hahah
This type of train collision is refered to as a "Cornfield meet".Many times jumping was your only chance.
Gary I had the same thought, looks a lot like my '71 850. If it had a 1200 wouldn't they have to change the name?
Kool66, man, you are right there. In the last two pix, it looks as though th engineers -- ALL -- saw the problem in time to prevent a real pile-up, by cutting power, signaling brakemen and (depending on courage and timing) reversing the drive wheels. The reason the engine crew would jump "ship" (besides the impact, of course) is that nobody who knew steam power wanted to die by scalding steam from a burst boiler.
After the coal tender entered the rear of the cab, I don't think the steam was of much consewuence it the egineer and fireman were still there.
This is why they did away with the caboose.
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