Matra-Simca 1965-1983

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. 

1973 Matra 530 LX

1973 Matra 530 LX

 

The Matra 530 LX was fitted with an 85 hp 1700cc V4 Ford Taunus engine

 

Matra 530

Matra 530

Matra 530

Matra 530

Matra 530

Matra 530

1974 Matra Simca Bagheera

1974 Matra Simca Bagheera

1974 Matra Simca Bagheera

1974 Matra Simca Bagheera

 

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.

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1974 Matra Simca Bagheera

 

Specification   (1974 Matra Simca Bagheera)
     
Engine   Straight 4, 1294cc
Power   84 hp @ 6000 rpm
Top Speed   185 km/h