1960 Simca P60 Plein Ciel S15.000-25.000 EUR - No Reserve

Simca P60 Plein Ciel S

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Italian inspired elegant styling
- Beautiful restoration
- Rare model
- No reserve

Reference Number 669020

as of 10/7/2021

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Lot 61

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59, avenue Montaigne  Phone  +33 1 42 99 20 56  City  Paris
75008 Paris  Fax  +33 1 42 99 16 39  State  Paris
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Car 1960 Simca P60 Plein Ciel S
VIN 1753577 
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Known History

Belonging previously to the collection of a mechanic enthusiast, this car was bought at auction at the end of the 1990s by an avid collector who was the treasurer of the Peugeot miniatures club and also involved with Caapy, the Simca enthusiasts club. At this time the Plein Ciel coupé was " vert criquet " with a black roof. The new owner, wanting to change the colour to " gris château " entrusted the car to the Bourdais coachbuilders in Mantes, who carried out an excellent job which included giving the car an anti-rust treatment. The interior was left untouched, being in superb condition, with painted metallic dashboard and pinstriped grey fabric seats. The engine ran very well. A file of invoices details this restoration, and the MOT reports show that the coupé has covered less than 1000 km in the last 20 years !

This attractive model is derived from the Simca 8 Sport launched in 1949 with bodywork inspired by Pininfarina's Cisitalia. The model evolved over time, aesthetically and mechanically, and our example is equipped with the Flash-Spécial engine. With restrained and well-balanced styling, panoramic windscreen, tapered rear wings and well-finished, light-filled interior, this coupé is a perfect representative of an elegantly French form, with similar styling to the Facels. The condition of this example does justice to this rare model.