Simca Vedette (1955-1961)
The Vedette started off life as a Ford (France) Vedette. Simca took over the Ford works in 1954 but the Vedette was sold as a Ford for some time after the take-over. The 1956 models below sport a Ford badge.
The Versailles had the "Aquilon" 2351 cc V8 side-valve engine. It produced 80 bhp at 4600 rpm.
1955 - 1957: Trianon, Versailles and Régence & Marly station wagon. The Régence was the luxury model.
1958 saw the introduction of a new body style, but still with the side-valve V8. The models were Beaulieu, Chambord, Présidence and Marly. The old body style was continued as the Ariane
|Specification||1958 Simca Vedette|
|Engine||sidevalve V8 2351 cc|
|Power||84 hp @ 4800 rpm|
|Top speed||145 km/h|