Thursday, 2 June 2011

Simca



An old Simca! There's a happy cherub on Artsy Versailles.

Vieille Simca ! Il y a un chérubin heureux sur Artsy Versailles.

26 comments:

Olivier said...

souvenir souvenir, mon grand pere paternel avait une vieille simca comme celle là, un beau design

Kay L. Davies said...

What a wonderful old car!
— K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

Jacob said...

I've never heard of a Simca! Looks like a nice car, though. Is it yours? And how old is "old"? I mean, my first car was a 1937 Chevrolet which I bought for $175 in 1955.

Virginia said...

I"m with Jacob. I"ve never heard of a Simca either but it's cute! :)
V

Jack said...

I'm seeing a trend here, Ciel. The Americans (including me) have never heard of a Simca. It looks like a cute car, maybe like our Ramblers.

Regina K said...

Nope this American has not heard of a Simca, but I like it.

Doug Hickok said...

It looks like an early prototype for smart cars. They can easily fit in small city parking spaces!

Bob Crowe said...

That's a name I haven't heard in a long time. Growing up in New York, there was a chance to see every strange kind of car and I do remember the marque. Wasn't there a model called the Clear Sky - Plein Ciel?

Woody said...

The french version of a mini-cooper? I like old cars and this one's pretty neat.

Clueless in Boston said...

It is a great looking old car. I looked up its history and can understand why it was such a french favorite.

Randy said...

Lets all jump in and you can take us one tour of the city.

Dave said...

I remember these, in fact I had a Simca 1000, the one with the rear engine. Fantastic car.

Cergie said...

On a tous une voiture dans notre mémoire, moi c'est une Peugeot 403. On avait aussi une traction avant mais je détestais monter dedans pourtant elle était vaste...

VP said...

We had a lot of Simca 1000 around, but I don't remember this model. It looks better preserved than many contemporary cars a few years old.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

This car looks very elegant to me, sort colours equals classy!

Malyss said...

Woaw, une Simca!!Toute not' jeûnesse, ma brave dame!On en a eu une verte a un moment, d'occas, elle avait servi a transporter des moutons (si, si! ) et elle puait.; l'a fini a la casse de St Malo! Héhé, pour une fois les u.s.iens sèchent..:))

akarui said...

Elle a l'air en tres bon etat, C'est une antiquite a present et il faut la reserver pour de courts trajets.

*Honest Abe said...

One of my oldest American friends owns a Simca. And he also owns a Saab. Both were used up and are parked behind the barn on his farm. They are rusting away.

I have enjoyed your photos and liked the post on "Construction" you did but failed to get here that day to leave a comment. So I will say it is a nice construction fence to hide the view.

Carpe Diem !

Kaori said...

Oooh a classic!

Francisca said...

These cute little Simcas are almost huggable...

cieldequimper said...

@ all wondering, you might want to follow the 'Simca' link. It isn't THAT old, it's my grandparent's generation (then again, that depends on my age, doesn't it, lol!)

@ Woody: no, this is much larger than a mini cooper. The small French car in those days was the Citroën 2CV (or deux-chevaux or 2 horses).

@ Bob: yes!

Thérèse said...

Je n'arrive pas à me souvenir de la dernière fois où j'ai vu une Simca! A l'époque ce n'était pas une si belle voiture à mes yeux. Maintenant je la trouve Très belle.

BaysideLife said...

Guess I'll have to join the crowd, I've never heard of a Simca before. But I wouldn't mind driving around in one. Cool car.

Louis la Vache said...

WOW! «Louis» hasn't seen a Simca in YEARS! They were imported into the U.S. for a short time. Chrysler bought the company and ran it into the ground, as Chrysler is wont to do with anything it touches...

Even when «Louis» lived in France, he rarely saw a Simca - but when «Louis» lived in France, the company was already long gone...

JM said...

I remeber these quite clearly! :-)

Sharon Van Lieu said...

How cool - I want this car.

Sharon