After "Société Industrielle de Mécanique et de Carrosserie Automobile" or SIMCA purchased Ford’s subsidiary in France, called SAF, a number of brands earlier made came under Simca’s fold. Initial production of SIMCA brand were primarily FIAT designed cars.
Their first in-house developed model was the Simca Aronde, that debuted in 1951 with a 1.2 litre engine. Known technically as the Simca 9 Aronde, initial manufacturing was taken up for few cars. This was done to guage public's response to their first model. Production was soon ramped up after the public accepted this car as the best alternative to the Peugeot 203.
This model however exceeded all expectations of the SIMCA Management, when in 1952, Simca Aronde cars broke five international records covering a distance of 50,000 km while being driven with an average speed of 115 km/hr.
The public's confidence for this model soared after it broke another record in the very next year when an Aronde was driven continuously for the 40 days and nights at a circuit. A total of 39,000 laps was completed with an average speed of 105 km/hr.
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|- Material: ZAMAC (zinc alloy), Rubber and Plastic|
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|Box Dimension (in inches)||13 x 7 x 6|