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    Default Simca 1200 S Rally

    I know next to nothing about Simcas, but cruising that excellent site bringatrailer.com
    led me to this lovely thing (I do have a weakness for rear-engined cars):
    http://www.thegallerybrummen.nl/en_E...8/details.html

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    Sweet little thing.
    Great access to oil filter, distributor, carb and alternator.
    LH rear wheel seems to have a lot more camber than RH but that could be angle from which it was photographed.
    Have never heard of it before either.
    Google lists quite a few pages.
    Looks good in action here and comparisons impressive.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n9vei...eature=related

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    And there happens to be one in Australia.

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    Not for sale, though.

    I like these too, but way too much trouble to get one here.
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    They're a nice beastie - a credible alternative to an A110 or Djet. If you are serious about getting one, then I'd try joining a specialist French club to get access to what might be available. Much of the trouble is not so much at the Australian end (the pre-1989 rules are splendid) but at the French end. The 23k Euros is steep.
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    I think the reason I like it is because looks so much like an Alpine (or viceversa). But I find that shape in cars very beautiful. The Fiat 850 Sport is not far from it. That said, I think it's inhuman to get one here, and am not really that keen, I suppose. But I would really try if I lived in Europe. The more so since I would actually drive it around, not keep it locked up hence decent access to part supply would be necessary.
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    Quote Originally Posted by schlitzaugen View Post
    I think the reason I like it is because looks so much like an Alpine (or viceversa). But I find that shape in cars very beautiful. The Fiat 850 Sport is not far from it. That said, I think it's inhuman to get one here, and am not really that keen, I suppose. But I would really try if I lived in Europe. The more so since I would actually drive it around, not keep it locked up hence decent access to part supply would be necessary.
    If it is that general shape that gets you & you don't mind "crossing the channel", then why not an Elan +2?
    It also handles nicely &, on price, you gain from it being less favoured than the regular Elan. And there's good parts support in OZ.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 4cvg View Post
    The 23k Euros is steep.
    Everything on their site is steep...EUR23k is not market value for a 1200S.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 4cvg View Post
    If it is that general shape that gets you & you don't mind "crossing the channel", then why not an Elan +2?
    It also handles nicely &, on price, you gain from it being less favoured than the regular Elan. And there's good parts support in OZ.

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    That is fugly. That flat nose and the pop-up headlights don't do it for me. It is square and pointy at the edges/corners. Plus the back is not a "fastback" like the Alpine and the rest.

    Not to mention is british.
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