OK, you live in the Desert Southwestern part of the US, you have a team of degenerate madmen (and women) waiting to participate in a 24 Hours of LeMons event, but you can’t seem to come-up with a theme, let alone the proper conveyance. Well, I’m here to solve all of your problems. Why not buy a Simca Vedette? I know what you’re saying….. Jim has lost it since he had to get rid of his Corvair….. to which I answer…. well, maybe I have….
However, there is a Simca Vedette that is for sale in the Albuquerque, New Mexico area, with the legitimate LeMons price tag of $500. According to the listing:
This was originaly my fathers who recently passed away, he bought it for the flathead V8 engine. But unfortunately we have no use for it. I do not have a title, and it does not run. Great project! I really have to get rid of it this week. Cleaning up the yard its gotta go!
The engine is a flathead V-8, and it should be relatively easy to work on, or you could just get a junkyard Chevy Small Block…. either way, if it lasts the entire race (or close to it) it should grab the coveted IOE award. When did you ever see a Simca at one of these races?
Theme? With a Simca, you really don’t need a theme, but to be sure, just paint a French Flag on the hood, throw some stale French Bread in the back, bribe the judges with some French Wine, and make sure the horn is operational so that you can annoy all the other racers when they blow past you. See the Craigslist posting here.
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