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1951-1964 SIMCA Aronde specifications


The conventionally-engineered Aronde was the car that carried Simca into the world of constructors, the French firm having hitherto assembled licence-built Fiats (the Aronde retained a Fiat-conceived engine). The model proved popular in its home market, competing strongly with the Peugeot 203, and paved the way for a long line of middle-market Simcas. It was of monocoque construction with a typically soft Gallic ride. Understandably rare in France, rust being a major enemy of these cars, finding one won’t be the work of a moment.

Production

  • Price at launch:
    £896
  • Price (excellent)
    £2,750
  • Price (good):
    £1,850
  • Price (average):
    £1,000
  • Price (project):
    £500

Performance

  • 0-60mph:
    29.4secs
  • Top speed:
    73.0mph
  • Power:
    45.0bhp
  • Torque:
    61.0lb/ft

Engine

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

Chassis

  • Suspension Front:
    Independent, coil springs
  • Suspension Rear:
    Live axle, semi-elliptic leaf spring
  • Steering:
    N/A
  • Bodyframe:
    metal monocoque
  • Transmission:
    Four-speed manual

Dimensions

  • Length:
    4064mm
  • Wheelbase:
    2438mm
  • Width:
    1549mm
  • Height:
    1524mm
  • Weight:
    1140kgs

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