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Voiture sans luxe – 1971 Simca 1204

March 24, 2010

“More of the oddball French cars!”, the voice in my head said, and luckily the market provided. When I was a kid, I had a toy Majorette Simca 1100 that came with a boat trailer. Don’t ask me why someone would tow a motorboat with a (at most) 1300cc car, but there it is. And I was inexplicably fascinated by toy cars with trailers… maybe because it mimicked an adult scenario I hoped to live out at some point, although I have so far not towed any kind of trailer, and have no desire to do so.

Speaking of trailers, this car will have to come home on one. Since these are so rare in the US (rarer than Lancia Beta sedans? I’ve never seen even one), beggars can’t be choosers, and I’m featuring this rather rusty, but intact, example. It runs, and with a bit of effort might at least be drivable. With no bids and currently at $199 with no reserve and 3 days left to go in LaPorte, IN, you really can’t go wrong.

1971 Simca 1100 right