Matra Simca Bagheera 1973-1980
Matra Sports was established in 1965 when Matra (aerospace company) took over the René Bonnet company (Matra built the fibre-glass bodies for Bonnet). In 1969 Matra was taken over by Simca.
The Bagheera was a three-seater, fibre-glass bodied, mid-engined coupé. It was designed by Philippe Guédon. Although it had a top speed of 185 km/h, it always seemed under-powered.
Specification (1974 Matra Simca Bagheera)
Engine Straight 4, 1294cc (Simca)
Power 84 hp @ 6000 rpm
Top Speed 185 km/h