Simca 8 car history
|Production||1938 to 1951|
|Body and chassis|
|Class||Saloon , Coupé , Cabriolet,|
|Layout||Front engine, rear drive|
The Simca 8 is a car of the lower middle class, the car manufacturer Simca , subsidiary of the Italian car company Fiat , built from 1938 to 1951 as the successor to the Simca Fiat 6 CV .
The Simca 8 was presented to the French public at the Paris Motor Show in October 1937 and came from the Fiat 1100508 C "Nuova Ballila" from. This was built in April 1938 in the Simca Fiat factory in Nanterre from the Italian license.
The Simca 8, which corresponded to the Fiat 1100 exactly had a vehicle front with egg-shaped grille and stand-alone, round headlights. The bodywork was much more streamlined than that of its predecessor Simca-Fiat 6 CV.
The doors of the 4-door sedan were struck by the A and C pillars ; the front so the front and the rear behind. It was called the "Portes antagonistes". With this model, the independent brand "Simca" was born, whose emblem showed a swallow .
The engine was the well-known four-cylinder inline engine from Fiat with 1089 cc, which made 32 hp (23.5 kW) at 4200 / min. He had, like many Fiat engines, an OHV valve control . The front wheels were hung individually and the rear of the car had a powered rigid axle . The drum brakes on all 4 wheels were hydraulically operated. The equipped with four-speed gearbox reached a top speed of 110 km / h.The Simca 8 remained after resumption of business after the Second World War for several years.
In Italy, Fiat had already replaced the first 1100 with the Fiat 1100 B model, from which the Simca 8 benefited from redesigning the front bumper, radiator grille, bonnet and boot lid. On this occasion, the Simca 8 also received a 1221 cc engine with an output of 41 hp (30 kW). This engine was later used in the successor Simca 9 .In 1948 Simca presented the Simca 8 Sport , whose body Pininfarina had designed and was built on behalf of Simca at Facel Métallon . The engine of the sports car made the same capacity 50 hp (37 kW) and reached a top speed of 135 km / h.
The sedan remained until the end of 1951 on offer. Then it was replaced by the Simca 9, the Simca Aronde .A total of 113,165 copies of the Simca 8 left the production lines in Nanterre.
|Curb weight :||870 kg|