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1969-1978 SIMCA 1000 GLS/Special specifications


The Simca Mille was more than a baby car for a generation of young French families; it was a way of life. The rear-engined saloon boasted four doors, reasonable cabin space, as well as a large front luggage compartment. However, handling was ‘interesting’ due to its rearward weight bias. Later GLS and Special models had additional equipment and were powered by 1.1- and 1.3-litre engines. The improved performance made them easier to live with as a result. These cars suffer from widespread rust but are bulletproof mechanically.

Production

  • Price at launch:
    £758
  • Price (excellent)
    £1,750
  • Price (good):
    £1,250
  • Price (average):
    £700
  • Price (project):
    £250

Performance

  • 0-60mph:
    16.4secs
  • Top speed:
    88.0mph
  • Power:
    40.0bhp
  • Torque:
    47.0lb/ft

Engine

  • Configuration:
    in-line four
  • Aspiration:
    Normal
  • Fuel:
    Petrol
  • Fuel delivery:
    carburettor

Chassis

  • Suspension Front:
    Independent, leaf springs
  • Suspension Rear:
    Independent, semi-trailing arm
  • Drivetrain:
    Rear-Engine RWD
  • Steering:
    N/A
  • Bodyframe:
    metal monocoque
  • Transmission:
    Four-speed manual

Dimensions

  • Length:
    3797mm
  • Wheelbase:
    2223mm
  • Width:
    1524mm
  • Height:
    1255mm
  • Weight:
    796kgs

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