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The Simca 5 was designed by Fiat engineers at Turin and produced and sold in France by Simca. It was almost identical to the Fiat 500 Topolino on which it was based. The Simca was first presented three months ahead of the Fiat equivalent on the 10th March 1936 but production was delayed due to a wave of strikes across France.
This rare Simca has come to us from a regular customer in Gloucestershire who has kept the car dry stored in a barn for almost twenty years. The last owner, a classic car collector with some wonderful vehicles took the Simca from a Dutch trader when selling his Bugatti back in the 1990's. The Simca has not been on the road in the UK and requires re-commissioning. Since arriving with us, we have fitted a new battery and the car starts and runs nicely. We are currently checking the car over in a our workshops and will be soon pricing the car.
The Simca presents nicely with good quality aged paintwork and an excellent bodyshell. The paintwork does show some signs of micro-blisteirng on the paint but overall presents nicely. The interior is lovely and has delightfully aged. Ideally chrome hub caps require replacement or re-chroming but on the whole the car has a very smart apperance. The engine is clean and tidy, as is the underside of the vehicle.
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