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Simca Aronde Plein Ciel-1961


In 1958 Simca updated the Aronde and made the body more modern-looking.  The model here is called the Plein Ciel, which means “full sky”, because of the generous amount of window area.  The bodies were built by the Parisian coachbuilder Facel.
This car is also equipped with the Rush Super engine which gives it very lively performance.  The updated Aronde was the first model to come out after Chrysler bought a 15% stake in Simca.  In 1970 Chrysler bought a controlling interest in Simca, and renamed it Chrysler France.  Car production continued until 1978 when Peugeot bought Chrysler France and Chrysler U.K.  After 1981 the Simca name had disappeared.
Manufacturer:  SIMCA
Country of Origin:  France
Drivetrain Configuration:  Front engine, rear wheel drive
Engine:  1300cc, 4 cylinder, water cooled, 57 hp
Transmission:  4 speed manual
Top Speed:  80 mph
Years of Production:  1958-1964
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