Simca, in France was founded by FIAT, Italy in 1934 and was taken up by Chrysler's European operations in 1970.
As Simca did not have any good sports model, they gave the task to develop one to bespoke Italian coach builder. Design house Bertone, through their 23 year old designer Giorgetto Giugiaro (who later went on to give shapes to the Lotus Espirit, VW Passat, Golf and Scirocco) gave the civilian Simca 1000 model, a radical new styling and labelled it as the Simca 1000 S Bertone Coupe.
Since Simca did not have space within it’s factory premises, the cars were made out of a facility in Rotterdam (Netherlands) where bare bodies were shipped to, by special built railway carriages.
After Simca (now owned by Chrysler) introduced a more powerful 1.2 litre engine with two Solex carburettors, the new model was named as Simca 1200 S Bertone Coupe. With several luxury features provided this car that would go up to 170 km/hr was a resounding success. Over 300 were built in Rotterdam.
|- Premium collectible|
|- Licensed product|
|- Material: RESIN|
|- Non-opening bonnet, boot and doors|
|- Only 504 pieces created|
|- High precision miniature models|
|Box Dimension (in inches)||13 x 7 x 6|
|Make||Best of Show|