Scale models of classic cars.
Before starting, twio notes.
1.I'm not into multiple forum topics about this and that and I allways try to place my posts on existing topics, as this contributes for an easy reading of this forum.
2. I thinks that scale models of classic cars are related with callsic cars. If not the management please give a me a note with instructions to replece or remove this topic.
On topic now.
Once i realise that i cant buy all cars I like i start to collect scale models. Now i have a few thousands of them. Rules to buy, must like the real car and c'ant be expensive. So most of the are medium quality from Allaya base on IXO moulds.
To start.a few SIMCAS...
An Aronde Gran Large...
After the Aronde Gran large, the top model of that range of first real Simcas, the Vedette, a Ford France US inspired model that become a Simca after the brand founder Henri Pigozzi take over Ford France operation...
As the Ford Flathead V8 under the bonet of this car, is underpowered and a glutton for fuel , Simca release an entry level variant, the Ariane with alf of the cilinders and it become a hit in Paris taxi driver circles.
To top that series, Simca presented the Chambord, with more up market apeal than the Vedette, and the top of the Chambord range is the Presidence, as the continental kit sugests.
They try to get De Gaulle interest with special versions of this model, but he never like his US roots and with a few exceptions allways prefer the DS, the top of the top of french achievements in cars, and he is right
The first hatchback and FWD Simca, the 1200, a huge success even if developed against Chrysler management will, the company owners at the time.
A civilian version, 5 doors...
And the racing brother (3 doors TI)
Another Simca, from the begginning of that company, when they are just rebagded Fiats,
The CG 1300, a sports car in the pure french 60's/70's tradition (as the Renault Alpine) based on Simca mechanics
Another sports car with Simca mechanics, this time a less artesenal product, from Matra, the Murena...
Another Matra with Simca underpins, the Rancho. Basically a Simca 1200 van with higher ground clearance and the looks of an off road vehicle. I like it and i think that LR Discovery Desigenrs too
...back to Simcas built by Simca, the Aronde basic model...
After the Aronde series, came the 1300,
And his sucessor, the 1301. I'm not 1'00% sure, but i think this model is a very well done restyling of the previous 1300...
Thanks for the comment StevenSegal60,
On my display case, there are a lot of cars from various brands to post.
Hope to see here other collections from CSC readers...
Another Simca, the 1200 Coupe, a very well done design from Giugiaro during his days at Bertone. Its based on the Simca 1000 underpins
The Simca 1000, the basis for the Coupé and a huge commercial sucecess...