<b>1967 Simca 1000 Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. 154970

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Lot 29
1967 Simca 1000 Coupe
Coachwork by Bertone

Sold for US$ 24,640 inc. premium
1967 Simca 1000 Coupe
Coachwork by Bertone

Chassis no. 154970

944cc OHV Inline 4-Cylinder Engine
Single Solex Carburetor
52bhp at 5,200rpm
4-Speed Manual Transmission
4-Wheel Independent Suspension
4-Wheel Disc Brakes

*Quail Concours FIVA Most Well Preserved Car Award Winner
*Less than 23,000kms from new and remarkably original condition
*Elegant Giugiaro design built by Bertone
*Fun to drive, unique French-Italian classic


THE SIMCA 1000 BERTONE

In 1961, the new rear-engined Simca 1000 sedan, developed in a partnership with Fiat, was launched. Facel prepared a prototype coupe version; however, it was rejected by Simca, who instead turned to Italy and to Carrozzeria Bertone for the solution. The Simca 1000 Coupe was designed by Giorgetto Giugiaro and built by Bertone, and was shortly penned after the young stylist who had drawn Nuccio Bertone's personal Ferrari 250 GT. A masterpiece of design in a small, rear-engined package, the 1000 Coupe exudes both a sporty elegance and displays a level of design and construction detail quite unexpected for a car in its class. Its price was twice that of the 1000 sedan.

THE MOTORCAR OFFERED

This Simca 1000 Coupe was delivered new to Mr. D. Fogliati of Meyreuil, France in 1967. Finished in Bleu Louisiane with an orange cloth and vinyl interior, it was registered 3059CP 13 and received its hand-painted plates from a local garage (still on the car today). Mr. Fogliati used his little Coupe quite sparingly, and clearly prized his possession. He retained ownership of the Coupe until his death less than a decade ago, at which time it was sold to a Dutch collector. After a short period of ownership, the car passed through a Dutch dealer to an American collector who specializes in original cars. The Simca was brought to the US in 2011, where it was then purchased by a renowned automotive historian, author, and collector.

At the time of purchase, the odometer showed fewer than 22,000km, and today has only covered approximately 500 further kilometers. With the exception of a re-spray of the left rear quarter from long-ago, the exterior paint is original, as is the entire interior—which still boasts Mr. Fogliati's engraved St Christopher's medal.

The impressive originality of this Franco-Italian Sports Coupe was recognized at the highest level, earning the coveted FIVA / HVA Most Well Preserved Vehicle Award at the 2013 edition of The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering. Experiencing this unrepeatable example of charm and style is truly magical, creating the atmosphere of stumbling upon a provincial garage where the prized possession of a caring owner is being offered a few years after first delivery.
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<b>1967 Simca 1000 Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. 154970
<b>1967 Simca 1000 Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. 154970
<b>1967 Simca 1000 Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. 154970
<b>1967 Simca 1000 Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. 154970
<b>1967 Simca 1000 Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. 154970
<b>1967 Simca 1000 Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. 154970
<b>1967 Simca 1000 Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. 154970
<b>1967 Simca 1000 Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. 154970
<b>1967 Simca 1000 Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. 154970
<b>1967 Simca 1000 Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. 154970
<b>1967 Simca 1000 Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. 154970
<b>1967 Simca 1000 Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. 154970
<b>1967 Simca 1000 Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. 154970
<b>1967 Simca 1000 Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. 154970
<b>1967 Simca 1000 Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. 154970
<b>1967 Simca 1000 Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. 154970
<b>1967 Simca 1000 Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. 154970
<b>1967 Simca 1000 Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. 154970
<b>1967 Simca 1000 Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. 154970
<b>1967 Simca 1000 Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. 154970
<b>1967 Simca 1000 Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. 154970
<b>1967 Simca 1000 Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. 154970
<b>1967 Simca 1000 Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. 154970
<b>1967 Simca 1000 Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. 154970
<b>1967 Simca 1000 Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. 154970
<b>1967 Simca 1000 Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. 154970
<b>1967 Simca 1000 Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. 154970
<b>1967 Simca 1000 Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. 154970
<b>1967 Simca 1000 Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. 154970
<b>1967 Simca 1000 Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. 154970
<b>1967 Simca 1000 Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. 154970
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