Simca 1000 from 1972
The Rallye versionSimca (Société Industrielle de Mécanique et de Carrosserie Automobile) was a French motor vehicle manufacturer established way back in 1934 by Fiat. They enjoyed a position after the war as one of France's largest car manufacturers, and became a subsidiary of Chrysler Europe in 1970. This marriage lasted 8 years until Chrysler sold Simca to PSA Peugeot Citroën who in their wisdom rebranded Simca as Talbot. Simca enjoyed modest sales in the UK. The Simca 1307 won European car of the Year in 1976, and it was this car that was launched in Britain as the Chrysler Alpine. The link to the right shows ENR90L, a rather cracking looking Simca 1000 Rallye.