The Simca Vedette has had an interesting existence. It started out as the Ford Vedette, a Detroit-designed car built at the company’s Poissy France plant. Supplier issues and strikes led Ford to seek to sell the plant, and when Henri-Theodore Pigozzi, the founder of Simca, came knocking they readily answered. I guess back then buying a plant meant the cars it made too, and hence the Ford Vedette became the Simca Vedette.
Here it is with yet another company’s engine under its hood, a Chevy V8 at Australia’s 2014 Burnout Warriors Motorfest, making all kinds of noise and copious quantities of smoke. It’s just thing to start the week.
Hat Tip to MZSZSM, who also had a birthday yesterday!
Since it's Monday, Here's a Simca Vedette With a Chevy V8 Doing Massive Burnouts
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The guys who ended up with a ’57 Chevy with a Simca engine didn’t have nearly as much fun.Loading…
Actually, that wouldn’t be all /that/ bad, since the Vedette came with a Ford flathead V8. The follow up model, the Esplanada, even used Ardun style hemispherical heads.Loading…
Simca, and Sunbeam:
-both European carmakers
-both start with ‘S’
-both used Ford V8’s
-both were purchased by Chrysler, allowing Chrysler to produce Ford V8’s for a brief period of time.