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The Simca Has Arrived!!!! ......... EL: Full story with pics


Mr H Sceptre

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Morning all.

 

Well, myself & m'colleague Mr Leyland got back from picking my new Simca 1110 Break GLS up from the Loire Valley late on Sunday night.

 

The trip went like clockwork & we had a fantastic time, but more importantly, the car is superb. Over the 1000kms we covered, she didn't miss a beat. She is in much better condition than I expected - the only real blemish is a small crack in the painwork beneath the rear passenger door handle.

 

Anyway, here are a few snaps taken on the first day. When I've got more time I'll upload some more. Mr Leyland has got a shedload, including some EPIC spots.

 

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As you can imagine, I'm over the moon with her!

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OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOH!!!!!! :P Yummy!

 

I see it's Talbot badged, so assume it must be a later one.... 1980 perhaps? Interesting that they didn't update the estates with the later Chrysler Alpine type steering wheel that mine has. Nice wood veneer trim on the dash aswell!!

 

It looks in fantastic condition so a great find!

 

Brilliant! Glad to see so much Simca love on here....more pics please!!

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OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOH!!!!!! :P Yummy!

 

I see it's Talbot badged, so assume it must be a later one.... 1980 perhaps? Interesting that they didn't update the estates with the later Chrysler Alpine type steering wheel that mine has. Nice wood veneer trim on the dash aswell!!

 

It looks in fantastic condition so a great find!

 

Brilliant! Glad to see so much Simca love on here....more pics please!!

 

 

Its actually a 1968 model, so not too sure why its got Talbot badges on. Maybe fitted at a later date? Actually Boobydoo, you might be able to help me - I can't for the life of me find the windscreen wash control on the dashboard....any ideas?

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I can't for the life of me find the windscreen wash control on the dashboard....any ideas?

 

Twist the wiper knob to the left or right maybe?

 

Edit: merde, wiper works with a rocker switch, n'est-ce pas?

 

Also: TRES BELLE!!!! I am in love. Should never have sold my 1100... :oops:

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Its actually a 1968 model, so not too sure why its got Talbot badges on. Maybe fitted at a later date? Actually Boobydoo, you might be able to help me - I can't for the life of me find the windscreen wash control on the dashboard....any ideas?

 

Yours is a completely different dash to mine so not sure where yours might be. I'm sure on mine you push in the wiper stalk........

 

I have a spare Haynes type manual if you need one...don't want nuffink for it if you do.

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Lovely

 

I've quite a lot of spares for mine 9a van) so if you get stuck -shout. Looks like in needs nothing -mind

 

 

Cheers Mr B.

 

S'pose once I get it MOT'd in the UK I'll need a new speedo (with mph on it), and new headlights (I'm assuming the yellow ones will have to go?)

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I'm not sure whether to save those photos into my "pictures" folder or my "porn" folder. :shock:

 

Foot-operated screen wash will be the same as the R6 - ie an awkward bastard to operate whilst driving and not very effective. Still, it'll pass an MoT. What was it like to drive back? I would imagine the combination of low gearing and rattly Simca engine could get a bit wearing on a long run.

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