Weekend Edition Quick Hit – Crap Can Racing Pair #2; 2 1959 Simca Aronde Sedans, for the Index of Effluency Win!

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This is to close this spectacular Weekend or Postings, and I hope you had as much fun as I have putting it together. So let’s see if we can bring these two very French, Craptastic Sedans back to some form of glory… By entering them into the 24-Hours-of-LeMons! And if you get both of them ready for your particular race venue (by some modern miricle that is), you are sure to win the coveted Index of Effluency Trophy… If nothing else!

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According to the Atlanta Craigslist Listing:

I have 2 simca p60 aronde one 2 door and one 4 door both have motor and transmissions both need restoring the 2 door body is almost rust free these are hard to find cars they were made in France they both came from Hollywood studios in California they were prop cars at one point would make great rat rods or have a one of a kind classic. text is the best way to contact me.

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Asking price for the pair is exactly the same as for the Citations… $800 (or best reasonable offer). These little cars will take a lot more “expertise” to get running, but all the parts are apparently with the cars, including engines, transmissions, and other assorted parts. Hey look, I never said this was going to be easy, but it is a great start to getting a team ready for one of the Southeast Venues… See the listing here, and tell me if you are ready for the challenge…
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  1. cap'n fast Avatar
    cap'n fast

    filling the interiors with magnesium tailings and soaking it all in LOX before pitching in a lit railroad flare would be most effective at removing these mechanical obscenities from the known universe. only such a perverted closed society as exists in Hollywood could allow these…things….to survive and stay viable enough to spawn. buy them and destroy them before it's too late!

  2. Fuhrman16 Avatar

    As someone who has raced a Simca before (at Road America no less!), I see no fail in this plan!

  3. Lokki Avatar

    Which plan? Racing them in LeMons, or filling them with magnesium filings and setting them on fire?

    1. sporty88au Avatar

      Why not both?
      Actually, filling with magnesium filings and setting on fire seems like a really extreme LeMons penalty.

  4. Sjalabais Avatar

    What a contrast in the last picture! These can be beautiful cars, but will they ever be again? I have serious doubts, since the final value would hardly match the expense to get them nice. So LeMons might be their best hope, yes. On a Fiesta ST chassis? A rollover insurance discarded Fiesta with engine and trans that can somehow be secured for a fistful of greenbacks and a hand shake.
    After all, we're dreaming here, right?

  5. Knob Noster Avatar
    Knob Noster

    After looking at these horrors of automotive excrescence, one word comes to mind : THERMITE !

  6. Doug Avatar

    My Dad had one of these. A gray one with a red interior. 1.3 litre engine I think. Column manual and 12 volt electrics. He said it had an aluminium head that liked to warp and the water pump liked to leak.
    He eventually sold it for a fraction of what he paid. For some reason he still misses it and would love to know what happened to it.
    Super cute cars when in mint condition.
    I propose fitting a 1.8 litre twin-carb Peugeot four in the light green car. Fit a floor shift Pinto gearbox and do all necessary welding to the body. It could be a very good LeMons car.

    1. nanoop Avatar

      I like that you pointed out the 12V – not too common a thing then.
      Edit : too a common?!

  7. karonetwentyc Avatar

    Thankfully, I'm short of time, space, and money, because I happen to know where there's an engine and gearbox from a Peugeot 505 Turbo just sitting around, waiting for something to be installed into – and I've wanted to do a Lemons car for a while.

  8. Richard Avatar

    Please help, I am looking for a selector cover and shift cable with adjusting nuts for a Simca Aronde 1962
    Mine where accidently thrown out.
    My email marick@westnet.com.au