Simca Aronde Plein Ciel 1957 Pale Blue/Blue

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Simca Aronde Plein Ciel 1957 Pale Blue/Blue by Autocult

The Offshoot  

For the French car manufacturer Simca, 1951 marked a major step towards independence. This year, the company presented its first own development, the type ‘9 Aronde’. At the same time the designers were already working on the successor, which was initially presented to public under the designation ‘Aronde (90A)’ in October 1955. The second representative of the Aronde line successfully following in the footsteps of its predecessor and soon the production of the half-millionth model could be announced. While Simca may have given itself the best testimony to have established itself as an independent car manufacturer, thoughts matured to use the Aronde type as a basis for further offshoots.   In a short time, this idea was implemented to the effect that from October 1956 two exclusive offshoots called ‘Océane’ and ‘Plein Ciel’ were offered. Both had a similar finish, the bodyline was executed with a sweepingly straightness and showed some associations with American designs. The wide radiator grille and the strongly curved windshield were often mentioned for this purpose. The roof design was ultimately the big difference between both Aronde offshoots. The ‘Océane’ was designed as a convertible and the ‘Plein ciel’ (French for ‘big sky’) was equipped with a hardtop. From the very beginning, both offshoots were regarded as sporty variants, which appealed to only a small fan base and therefore only rolled in small numbers off the production line. A large-scale production manufacturer, such as Simca, could not integrate such a special edition into the conventional assembly process and commissioned the production of the car body to the small series manufacturer ‘Facel’. The exclusive production, which was largely done by hand, of course had its price, which Simca also passed on to its customers.   With a total production of approximately 6,000 units within six years, the criterion of an exclusive model for a large-scale car manufacturer may well have been met.

Description: Simca Aronde Plein Ciel 1957 Pale Blue/Blue
Catalogue#: ATC02024
Product Type: Resincast
Scale: 1:43
Event: Road
Colour: Two-tone Pale Blue & Blue
Drivers: -
Sponsors: -
Dates: 1957
Race/Position: -
Release Date: October 2020
Weight: 450 grams
Comments: Limited edition of 333 pieces.

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A relatively new maker of very well finished resincast models, established in 2015. Very imaginative choice of subjects, often concentrating on the more eccentric episodes in motoring history! Production limited to 333 pieces of each subject, which often means that we get one delivery and that is it, so pre-orders strongly recommended!! Made in China for Germany.

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