Simca Vedette (1955-1961)

Vedette (1955-1961)

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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.

Ford Vedette

1956 Ford Vedette

Ford Vedette

1956 Ford Vedette

 

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.

 

Vedette Trianon

1957 Simca Vedette Trianon

Vedette Versailles

1957 Simca Vedette Versailles

 

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

 

Vedette

1958 Simca Vedette

 

Vedette Marly

1958 Simca Vedette Marly

Chambord

1958 Simca Vedette Chambord

Chambord

1958 Simca Vedette Chambord

 

Specification 1958 Simca Vedette
Engine sidevalve V8 2351 cc
Power 84 hp @ 4800 rpm
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Top speed 145 km/h
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