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Forgotten V8

Post by 72XYGT » Wed 26 Mar 2008, 07:19

Do you guys remember the Simca V8. Think it was called the Vedette and was quite a small little car and also very small engine capacity for a V8. Cant remember exactly all about the car as I was still a laaitie. Anyone got some details and a few pics?

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Re: Forgotten V8

Post by Gunter » Wed 26 Mar 2008, 07:31

It was a small car for its era, my dad had one....i think it had a old style sidevalve V8 in it. There was one for sale in the Junkmail a couple of months ago
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Re: Forgotten V8

Post by Hi-Fi » Wed 26 Mar 2008, 08:25

Was it this car?

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Re: Forgotten V8

Post by Killarney Racer » Wed 26 Mar 2008, 08:44

Do you remember the Simca Arondes that were raced by Eric Adler, John Conchie and others in the early 60's. It is a bit hazy as I was a lighty then but they were quite competitive. Got an image of Adler racing one somewhere.

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Re: Forgotten V8

Post by henryk » Wed 26 Mar 2008, 09:03

Those Simca Vedettes used the Ford 60 bhp sidevalve V8 engines.
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Re: Forgotten V8

Post by Killarney Racer » Wed 26 Mar 2008, 09:16

Simca Aronde.jpg
and the little Simca 1000 that was a R8 look-alike
simca1000.jpg

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Re: Forgotten V8

Post by Hi-Fi » Wed 26 Mar 2008, 09:55

Did any of those big Simcas race?

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Re: Forgotten V8

Post by 72XYGT » Wed 26 Mar 2008, 11:10

Wasnt the Simca a Russian brand?

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Re: Forgotten V8

Post by Killarney Racer » Wed 26 Mar 2008, 11:14

Simca was French.

In their heydays they teamed up with Matra to race the magnificent F1 cars and then moved into sports cars, both with great success.

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Re: Forgotten V8

Post by RASSIE » Wed 26 Mar 2008, 20:39

Not my style. Cheers Rassie.
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