This next car comes as a tip from Matt who writes: Here’s an interesting auction. This car is quite famous in the slant six world, although that may be the definition of a big fish in a small pond. It’s a Simca drag car with a turbocharged and injected Chrysler six cylinder, at DT pricing. Find this 1938 Simca 8 Drag Car bidding for $4500 with 3 days to go via IronHorseAuction.com.
Before I introduce this next car, allow me to list all of things that are undeniable more reliable: any 1977 Maserati Khamsin, all Saabs ever produced, Volkswagen coil packs, sealing headgaskets with black pepper, Charlie Sheen, Homeless Man Daycare Services LLC. With no further ado…find this 1978 Matra-Simca Bagheera here on eBay offered for $17,777 buy-it-now located […]
By Matt — The Topolino, the Anglia, the Prefect…they’re downright common in the vintage drag racing world. What the world truly needs are more French gassers, specifically those that look like 2/3 scale 1952 Bel Air’s. Starting by dragging this this otherwise unresurrectable Simca out of the weeds, you could build the all-motor, leaf spring […]
DT’s logo guru Kaibeezy has always claimed that the SF Bay area craigslist is by far the best place to search for an inexpensive classic car (your Daily Turismo) and at first the assertion seemed silly. Unfortunately, my local craigslist (Los Angeles), despite its favorable weather, is filled with a disproportionately large percentage of cars […]
The Dodge Omni was built in large quantities in a Chrysler operated Belvedere Illinois assembly plant, but it was apparently engineered by the French company Simca before being shoved into a Dodge wrapper. Anyone casually aware of the Omni probably knows their relationship to the Dodge Charger and Plymouth Horizon/Turismo, but you probably didn’t know […]
Have you ever had the experience of finding a car when you least expected it? Like the time you were pruning back the overgrown cannabis crop in your front yard and suddenly you stumble upon a Simca? Oh…that has never happened to you? Just this guy — find his 1958 Simca Aronde Grand offered for […]