1957 Simca Vedette Versailles

Versailles

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1957
  • Mileage 
    73 428 mi / 118 171 km
  • Car type 
    Coupé
  • Drive 
    LHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Number of doors 
    4
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

Transmission: 3 gears, Manual gearbox
Model year: 2021
Registration number: SI-20-56

When was the last time you saw a Simca Vedette? The Simca Vedette came about after Simca took over the Ford France plant. With this came the opportunity to bring the V8 Vedette on to the market. The 2.351 CC “flathead” V8 engine was, even for those times, a fairly modest affair. The engine produced 75 Hp through a 3-speed manual gearbox. The Vedette has for its time modern McPherson struts at the front. Sedan version was also named the Americana body in France. Our Simca Vedette in the Versaille version was supplied to the States in 1957. Previous owners have always looked after the car with the upmost care. We believe it is probably one of the most authentic Simca Vedettes around. The inside is in a very original state. The previous owner did search for the right cloth to re-upholster the interior but probably did not have the heart to meddle with the car’s authenticity. The Simca is full of character. The bodywork is very authentic with hardly any rust and is correctly aligned. The paint is original. Possibly it is an obvious decision to restore this car perfectly and the car does form a solid base to do this, but that is not necessary to enjoy this car. Perhaps it is more fun to continue this special French limousine’s journey as it is. In Summary this is a very fine and rare French classic with a full wallet containing Simca America Club news letters and other documentation such as the original service book, owner’s manual and export papers. Will you take on the onward journey of this special time capsule? Gallery Aaldering is Europe’s leading Classic Cars specialist since 1975! Always 300-350 Classic and Sportscars in stock, please visit www.gallery-aaldering.com for the current stock list (all offered cars are available in our showroom) and further information. We are located near the German border, 95 km from Düsseldorf and 90 km from Amsterdam. So easy traveling by plane, train, taxi and car. Transport and worldwide shipping can be arranged. No duties/import costs within Europe. We buy, sell and provide consignment sales (selling on behalf of the owner). We can arrange/provide registration/papers for our German (H-Kennzeichen, TÜV, Fahrzeugbrief, Wertgutachten usw.) and Benelux customers. Gallery Aaldering, Arnhemsestraat 47, 6971 AP Brummen, The Netherlands. Tel: 0031-575-564055. Quality, experience and transparency is what sets us apart. We look forward to welcoming you in our showroom