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Lot 151 - 1949 Simca-Deho 8 Modificata

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ESTIMATE €80,000- €85,000

Auction Techno Classica April 2016
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Lot Number 151
Reg. Number EU Registered
Chassis Number 894718
Year 1949
Make Simca
Model 8 Modificata

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Description

First presented at the Paris Motor Show in October 1937, the Simca 8 was a family car sold in France from 1937 to 1951. Having gone on sale almost immediately after the show in November ‘37, it was powered by a 4-cyl, 32hp 1,098cc engine and was available as a saloon, coupé or cabriolet.

1949 saw Simca introduce the Sport version of the 8. It had a 50hp 1,200cc engine with beautiful coupe bodywork by Facel Metallon and it was intended for Alpine rally competition. Meanwhile, Roger Deho had opened his workshop in 1932 preparing sports cars for competition, and in similar vein to Gordini-tuned Renaults and Abarth-modified Fiats, Deho also worked his magic on Simcas. The new Sport 8 model provided him with an excellent basis for a competitive sports racer.

This very pretty sports car is from a collection from a deceased estate. The body is aluminium and has been beautifully crafted with brown leather interior. Its 1,200cc engine provides it with lively performance and it’s been fully restored to “turn key” condition. A great opportunity to acquire a rare sports car in wonderful condition.

Dieser sehr hübsche Sportwagen ist aus einer Sammlung eines Nachlass. Der Körper ist aus Aluminium und mit braunem Lederinterieur angefertigt worden. Sein 1200cc-Motor versorgt es mit lebhafter Leistung und ist zu einem schlüsselfertigem Zustand restauriert worden. Die große Gelegenheit, einen seltenen Sportwagen in wunderbarer Bedingung zu erwerben.


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