• Brings back surreal memories of driving a station wagon Aronde across Australia in the late sixties from Sydney to Perth ! Some 3-4 thousand miles with only one major mishap , the head burned up between oil ways water and combustion chamber, resulting in a mixture of oil and water exiting the exhaust pipe as a yellow sludge ! This happened near the town of Norsman probably as far away from civilization as one can get in southern Australia,it just so happened there was a salvage yard right where the Simca died. I asked the lone occupant of the yard, an old German if he had ever scrapped a Simca, he told me to look in the lone shed there might be some parts there, lo and behold hanging on a nail a complete head and what looked to be a good gasket ! for the princely sum of ten dollars it became mine, so with the help of the old man the Simca became mobile again and completed the rest of the way to Perth.

    • What an excellent story. It's amazing to me that they assembled the Aronde in Australia but they must have been well suited to the conditions.

  • The rear passenger window on the Aronde appears to be one of those old coolio ones that wind up and down in a semi-circle..

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