Simca 1000

Wednesday 26 August 2009
The Simca 1000 (in French: Simca Mille) was a small, rear-engined, four-door saloon manufactured from 1961 to 1978. The car was inexpensive, and at the time of launch, quite modern, with a brand-new inline-4 engine. The RR layout was at that time quite popular in small cars. In addition to the rear engine, the fuel tank was located in the rear, behind the rear passenger seat. This gave the car a 35/65 front/rear weight distribution, with an extremely light and nimble front end and a responsive oversteer on curvy roads. The spare tyre was located vertically in the front luggage compartment, just behind the front bumper. It became a popular car in France, and to some extent also in export markets. In its 17 years of production, almost 2 millions were sold.

Technical data:
- engine: 4 cylinders
- capacity: 644 cc
- horsepower: 50 HP
- gearbox: 4+1
- top speed: 100 km/h

1 komentarz:

lorenzo721 pisze...

Wonderful pictures you took of this model!