1967 Simca 1000 coupé

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Lot 330
1967 Simca 1000 coupé

Sold for € 12,650 (US$ 13,992) inc. premium
1967 Simca 1000 coupé
Carrosserie Bertone
Châssis n° SB163228
Moteur n° 371461

En voyant l'élégant petit coupé sur le stand Bertone au salon de Genève en 1962, bien peu auraient deviné qu'elle avait pour base la petite berline Simca 1000 toute 'carrée', un vilain petit canard automobile s'il en fût. Désireux de rehausser l'image de la voiture, la direction de Simca avait demandé au carrossier italien une version sportive, le travail étant confié à l'étoile montante Giorgio Giugiaro. Les carrosseries étaient construites à l'usine Bertone de Turin, l'assemblage final étant réalisé à l'usine Simca de Poissy, sur une ligne de montage propre. Le coupé reprenait le moteur arrière à soupapes en tête de 994 cm3 de la berline, et ses trains roulants, ces derniers étant améliorés par l'adoption de freins à disques, tandis que l'intérieur arborait un ensemble de compteurs dignes d'une Ferrari. Le moteur avait lui aussi été amélioré, délivrant 52 ch (7 de plus que la berline) et autorisait une vitesse maximale de 140 m/h. La plupart des voitures furet vendues en France, environ 10.600 ayant été produites avant la transformation du modèle en 1200 S en 1967.

Cette Simca 1000 là a eu quatre propriétaires en Italie avant de d'être achetée par son actuel propriétaire en 2005, date depuis laquelle elle a résidé en Grèce. Repeinte en 2004, l'intérieur en vinyl noir ayant été conservé, la voiture est décrite comme étant en très bon état, ayant bénéficié récemment d'un entretien. La documentation afférente comprend les papiers d'immatriculation historique (en Grèce), l'inspection technique, une carte d'identité FIVA, ses papiers ASI, un Estratto Cronologico et un manuel du propriétaire.

Sans réserve.

1967 Simca 1000 Coupé
Coachwork by Carrozzeria Bertone
Chassis no. SB163228
Engine no. 371461

Looking at the elegant little coupé on Bertone's stand at the 1962 Geneva Salon, few would have guessed that its progenitor was the boxy, utilitarian Simca 1000 saloon, an automotive 'ugly duckling' if ever there was one. Keen to enhance the car's image, Simca management had commissioned the Italian styling house to produce a sporting variant, the job being given to rising star Giorgetto Giugiaro. Bodies were built at Bertone's plant in Turin with final assembly undertaken at Simca's Poissy factory on dedicated production lines. The coupé kept the saloon's rear-mounted 944cc overhead-valve engine and mechanical underpinnings, though the latter were upgraded to include four-wheel disc brakes, while the interior boasted an array of instruments worthy of a Ferrari. Its engine too had been improved, producing 52bhp (7bhp more than the saloon's) which was good enough for a top speed of 140km/h (87mph). Most cars were sold in the French market, approximately 10,600 being produced before the model was upgraded in 1967, becoming the '1200S'.

This particular Simca 1000 had four owners in Italy before being acquired there by the current owner in 2005, since when it has resided in Greece. Repainted in 2004, the original black vinyl interior being retained, the car is described as in generally very good condition, benefiting from a recent service. Accompanying documentation consists of Greek (historic) registration papers, technical inspection, FIVA Identity Card, ASI papers, Italian Estratto Cronologico and an owner's manual.

No reserve.

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