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Simca 8

Simca 8
Simca 8
AssemblyNanterre, France
Bouk an chassis
ClessMuckly faimily caur (D)
Body style2-door saloon
4-door saloon
2-door coupé
2-door cabriolet
3-door estate (frae 1948)
LayootFR layoot
RelatitFiat 508C Nuova Balilla 1100[1]
IngineI4 1090 cc till 1949
I4 1221 cc from 1949
Transmission4-speed manual
synchromesh on top 2 ratios
Wheelbase2,420 mm (95.3 in)[1]
Lenth4,000 mm (157.5 in)
Weenth1,480 mm (58.3 in)
Hicht1,530 mm (60.2 in)
SuccessorSimca Aronde

The Simca 8 wis a Frainch caur biggit atweesh 1938 an 1951 (includin wartime), available as a sedan, coupé or cabriolet. It wis a Fiat 508C "nuova Balilla" made at Fiat's Simca plant in Nanterre Fraunce.

It didnae hae a specialized ingine or chassis. The '8' in its name didnae staund for an aicht-cylinder ingine; it haed fower cylinders. At launch the caur featurt a 1,089 cc ingine wi a claimed ootput o 32 hp at 4,200 rpm.

Ower the coorse o twa three year it haed some grille chynges, while the ingine size an pouer ootput grew modest.

The Frainch caur mercat in the early 1950s wis concentratit, wi just three model atweesh thaim accoontin for twa thirds o domestic sales in 1950. Ninvertheless, as the fowert best sellin caur o 1950 the Simca 8 wi unit sales o 17,705 in that year achieved a respectable 10.2% mercat share[2].

Bi the time it wis replaced in 1951, the Simca 8 haed acquired the Fiat 1,221 cc ingine thit wad be pit intae its successor an aw, the popular Simca 9 Aronde.


  1. a b "Automobilia". Toutes les voitures françaises 1948 (Salon Paris oct 1947). Paris: Histoire & collections. Nr. 7: 74. 1998.
  2. René Bellu (Julie 2000). Toutes les voitures françaises de 1950: Hors Série n°16 de la revue Automobilia (in French). Histoire & Collections.

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