Matra Simca 530 and Bagheera 1968-1980
Matra Sports was established in 1965 when Matra (aerospace company) took over the René Bonnet company (Matra built the fibre-glass bodies for Bonnet). In 1969 Matra was taken over by Simca.
The Matra 530 LX was fitted with an 85 hp 1700cc V4 Ford Taunus engine
The Bagheera was a three-seater, fibre-glass bodied, mid-engined coupé. It was designed by Philippe Guédon. Although it had a top speed of 185 km/h, it always seemed under-powered.
|Specification||(1974 Matra Simca Bagheera)|
|Engine||Straight 4, 1294cc|
|Power||84 hp @ 6000 rpm|
|Top Speed||185 km/h|