Simca Aronde Messangere

Tuesday 22 September 2009
The Simca Aronde was a family car manufactured by the French automaker Simca from 1951 to 1963. It was Simca's first original design (earlier models were all to a greater or lesser extent based on Fiats), as well as the company's first unibody car. "Aronde" means "swallow" in Old French and it was chosen as the name for the model because Simca's logo at that time was a stylized swallow.
The first Aronde debuted in 1951 and was fitted with 1221 cc 44.5 bhp (33.2 kW) engine from the previous Simca model, the Simca 8. Body styles consisted of a four-door saloon, a three-door estate and a two-door coupé coachbuilt by Facel. The latter was subsequently replaced by a coupé based on the saloon Aronde body, called Grand Large. The 9 Aronde had a favorable reception in the French market: by 1953, total sales had passed the 60,000 mark

Technical data:
- engine: 4 cylinders
- capacity: 1221 cc
- horsepower: 45 HP
- gearbox: 4+1
- top speed: 118 km/h

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