torstai 19. heinäkuuta 2012

Simca 1000 Coupe

Simca 1000 Coupe
 With the end of the Aronde range, Simca had no sports model in their line up, and so the designers looked at the possibility of creating a sports coupe based on the Simca 1000. Bertone was the styling house selected, and an attractive two door coupe was first offered to the motoring public in 1963. The car was styled by Giorgio Giugiaro, then starting his career at Bertone. He was later to produce such cars as the Lotus Espirit, original Volkswagen Golf, Passat and Sirocco. At launch Car magazine described the 1000 Coupe as "the world's neatest small coupe".

 The main mechanical change in the 1000 Coupe compared with the saloon was the adoption of disc brakes all round. It retained the standard 944 cc engine. While only produced in relatively small numbers, the 1000 Coupe proved popular with the younger, upmarket set it was aimed at. The car was an attractive alternative to the similarly rear engined Renault Floride. Production stopped early in 1967. 

Fiat 850 Sport Coupe, Simca 1000 Coupe ja NSU muistuttavat toisiaan korimallilta ja vähän muualtakin, no eihän pieni kilpailu ollut ollenkaan haitaksi. 60-luvulla oli paljon persoonallisen näköisiä autoja, nyt useimmat autot muistuttavat toisiaan.

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