1958 Simca SPORT OCEANE CABRIOLET35.500 EUR
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The Aronde was the first model to be made that wasn’t Fiat based, and quickly became a big hit for Simca. Many versions of the Aronde were made, but the Ocean , along with the Plein Ciel , was one of the sports models.

The Ocean Sports – whith a aero cockpit – the Ocean were made for a fashion-conscious market; designed to be stylish, yet affordable, around-the-town cars. So stylish, in fact, that apparently Bridget Bardot, the French actress and model, owned one.

Both had bodywork redesigned by Facel Vega – many of your will have probably noticed the similarities with the HK500 – who had been building bodies for Simca since the 8 Sport in 1951.

You also can’t fail to notice the American influences, with its finned rear, wheel embellishments and wraparound, panoramic windscreen. It even came with four-speed column shif. All this meant that the Plein Ciel and Ocean became just as popular in the US market as they had in France.

While its performance couldn’t keep up with many of its rivals at the time, it still had a good amount of poke. Its “Flash Special” 1288cc, four-cylinder engine had low-range torque, with a power output of 57 bhp at 4800 rpm.

*** Telmo Carreira - 00351 919614027 - telmocarreirajorcar@gmail.com

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as of 8/2/2021

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Car 1958 Simca SPORT OCEANE CABRIOLET
Exterior / Interior Color      White /      Black 
Configuration Left Hand Drive (LHD) 
Transmission Manual Shift 
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The Aronde was the first model to be made that wasn’t Fiat based, and quickly became a big hit for Simca. Many versions of the Aronde were made, but the Ocean , along with the Plein Ciel , was one of the sports models.

 

The Ocean Sports – whith a aero cockpit – the Ocean were made for a fashion-conscious market; designed to be stylish, yet affordable, around-the-town cars. So stylish, in fact, that apparently Bridget Bardot, the French actress and model, owned one.

 

Both had bodywork redesigned by Facel Vega – many of your will have probably noticed the similarities with the HK500 – who had been building bodies for Simca since the 8 Sport in 1951.

 

You also can’t fail to notice the American influences, with its finned rear, wheel embellishments and wraparound, panoramic windscreen. It even came with four-speed column shif. All this meant that the Plein Ciel and Ocean became just as popular in the US market as they had in France.

 

While its performance couldn’t keep up with many of its rivals at the time, it still had a good amount of poke. Its “Flash Special” 1288cc, four-cylinder engine had low-range torque, with a power output of 57 bhp at 4800 rpm.

 

*** Telmo Carreira - 00351 919614027 - telmocarreirajorcar@gmail.com

 

www.jorcar.com