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Ray Bell
Posted 2020-09-04 5:59 PM (#602931 - in reply to #81647)
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Can anyone pick the car stopped at the pedestrian crossing?

I thought maybe a Facel Vega, but I don't think it's big enough...
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56D500boy
Posted 2020-09-04 6:39 PM (#602932 - in reply to #602931)
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Ray Bell - 2020-09-04 2:59 PM
Can anyone pick the car stopped at the pedestrian crossing?
I thought maybe a Facel Vega, but I don't think it's big enough...


Not a Facel Vega (typically 4 heads, 2 per side, vertical)

Might be a Simca Aronde Plein Ciel:





Facel Vega:





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Ray Bell
Posted 2020-09-04 8:25 PM (#602934 - in reply to #81647)
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Well-picked, thank you!

It's also a Forward Look model being the first release from Simca after the Chrysler takeover.

Oh, and the body design was by Facel.
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frwl
Posted 2020-09-05 11:58 AM (#602940 - in reply to #81647)
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Michael Corleone’s 1958 Imperial Crown Limo in movie
With ’61-62 Chrysler wheel covers…




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Chrycoman
Posted 2020-09-06 2:30 AM (#602949 - in reply to #602934)
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The coupe version (permanent roof) was called the Plein Ciel while the convertible version was Oceane. The two models were on the market by October, 1957, and were dropped late 1961.

The Ford Vedette, the second generation introduced in 1955, was restyled in late 1957, adopting side two tone trim, small fins on the rear fenders, wraparound windshield, and headlamp rims similar to the 1956 Dodge Custom Royal. Ford basically took the 1955 Ford-styled Vedette and turned it into a 1956 Dodge-styled Vedette (Beaulieu). The last Beaulieu was built in October, 1960.

Ford acquired a 15.2% interest (stocks) in Simca on July 31, 1958. In return, Simca acquired Ford's French factories, foundry and the Vedette line of cars, including the 2.3-litre flathead V8 engine. Chrysler acquired Ford's interest in Simca on August 01, 1958. On September 04, 1958, Chrysler acquired a further 10% interest in Simca. By 1963 Chrysler owned about 33% and had total control of Simca by 1970, when Simca became Chrysler France.


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Chrycoman
Posted 2020-09-06 2:30 AM (#602950 - in reply to #602934)
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The coupe version (permanent roof) was called the Plein Ciel while the convertible version was Oceane. The two models were on the market by October, 1957, and were dropped late 1961.

The Ford Vedette, the second generation introduced in 1955, was restyled in late 1957, adopting side two tone trim, small fins on the rear fenders, wraparound windshield, and headlamp rims similar to the 1956 Dodge Custom Royal. Ford basically took the 1955 Ford-styled Vedette and turned it into a 1956 Dodge-styled Vedette (Beaulieu). The last Beaulieu was built in October, 1960.

Ford acquired a 15.2% interest (stocks) in Simca on July 31, 1958. In return, Simca acquired Ford's French factories, foundry and the Vedette line of cars, including the 2.3-litre flathead V8 engine. Chrysler acquired Ford's interest in Simca on August 01, 1958. On September 04, 1958, Chrysler acquired a further 10% interest in Simca. By 1963 Chrysler owned about 33% and had total control of Simca by 1970, when Simca became Chrysler France.


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Ray Bell
Posted 2020-09-06 6:33 AM (#602954 - in reply to #81647)
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I like the bit where they sent the tooling to South America for the Vedettes...

And eventually fitted Ardun heads to the Ford V8 and stretched it to 2.5 litres, at the same time taking the porting out of the block.
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RDP
Posted 2020-09-08 1:41 PM (#603030 - in reply to #81647)
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I foud these pics on fb. Any info about these? Plant location? Look at the painted symbols on the frame.



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frwl
Posted 2020-09-19 4:32 PM (#603350 - in reply to #81647)
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The ’56 Packard styling but the ’55 Chrysler engine, transmission and drivetrain…
Russian GAZ-13 TCHAIKA (Sea Gull) on the Cuba: is that a forwardlook?

https://carakoom.com/blog/na-kube-est-gaz13-chajka-kotoraya-do-sih-p...





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Ray Bell
Posted 2020-09-19 5:51 PM (#603354 - in reply to #81647)
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A bit of a cheap imitation, right?

Like this one in Michigan built out of a thirties Dodge:




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frwl
Posted 2020-09-28 2:51 PM (#603700 - in reply to #81647)
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The Black 1957 Chrysler 300 C Hardtop in the Sochi Autodrom, 2014
Sochi, Krasnodar Area, South Federal County, Russia
I think it has serial number 3N57*2241




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