Jaguar XK 150 (1957-1961)
The XK 150 was the successor to the XK 140. It featured a one-piece windscreen and offered more space for the passengers.
Jaguar XK 140 (1954-1957)
The Jaguar XK140 sports car was made between 1954 and 1957. It succeeded the XK120. The new model offered increased interior space, better steering and brakes and modernised shock absorbers (gone were the lever arm types).
Simca 8 & 9 Sport (1949-1954)
The Simca 8 Sport went on sale in 1949. It was built by coachbuilder Facel-Métallon. It was available as a coupé and a cabriolet.
The Simca 9 appeared in June 1952 and was built until 1954. It was a development of the Simca 8, but as the 9 Sport was of a unibody design, it was not offered as a convertible.
The 9 Sport name was dropped in September 1954. For 1955 the car was renamed the Simca Coupé de Ville (with the same bodywork).
Simca Vedette (1954-1961)
The Vedette started off life as a Ford (France) Vedette. Simca took over the Ford works in 1954 but the Vedette continued to be sold as a Ford for some time after the take-over.
The Versailles had the “Aquilon” 2351 cc V8 side-valve engine. It produced 80 bhp at 4600 rpm.
1958 saw the introduction of a new body style, but still with the side-valve V8. The models were Beaulieu, Chambord, Présidence and Marly. The old body style was continued as the Ariane.
Specification (1958 Simca Vedette)
Engine sidevalve V8 2351 cc
Power 84 hp @ 4800 rpm
Top Speed 145 km/h