The Truth About Cars » Simca http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Fri, 05 Feb 2016 21:00:23 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. The Truth About Cars no The Truth About Cars editors@ttac.com editors@ttac.com (The Truth About Cars) 2006-2009 The Truth About Cars The Truth About Cars » Simca http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/themes/ttac-theme/images/logo.gif http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com Junkyard Find: 1988 Dodge Omni http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/02/junkyard-find-1988-dodge-omni/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/02/junkyard-find-1988-dodge-omni/#comments Mon, 02 Feb 2015 14:00:17 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=991826 Members of the Chrysler L-body family, based on the Chrysler Europe/Rootes Group/Simca-derived “Omnirizon,” are not uncommon in American wrecking yards these days; why, we just saw this ’87 Dodge Shelby Charger a few weeks ago. However, the true Omnirizon— the Dodge Omni and Plymouth Horizon— those are getting more and more rare as the 21st […]

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Members of the Chrysler L-body family, based on the Chrysler Europe/Rootes Group/Simca-derived “Omnirizon,” are not uncommon in American wrecking yards these days; why, we just saw this ’87 Dodge Shelby Charger a few weeks ago. However, the true Omnirizon— the Dodge Omni and Plymouth Horizon— those are getting more and more rare as the 21st […]

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Junkyard Find: 1987 Dodge Shelby Charger http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/01/junkyard-find-1987-dodge-shelby-charger/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/01/junkyard-find-1987-dodge-shelby-charger/#comments Fri, 16 Jan 2015 02:41:32 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=982713 Who would have thought, in the late 1960s, that the future held front-wheel-drive Chargers, based on a French platform? Or that Carroll Shelby’s name would be on some of those cars? The Shelby Chryslers aren’t worth a whole bunch today, which means that non-perfect ones show up in cheap self-serve wrecking yards all the time; […]

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Who would have thought, in the late 1960s, that the future held front-wheel-drive Chargers, based on a French platform? Or that Carroll Shelby’s name would be on some of those cars? The Shelby Chryslers aren’t worth a whole bunch today, which means that non-perfect ones show up in cheap self-serve wrecking yards all the time; […]

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Junkyard Find: 1964 Simca 1000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/10/junkyard-find-1964-simca-1000/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/10/junkyard-find-1964-simca-1000/#comments Tue, 07 Oct 2014 13:00:07 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=927065 During my recent trip to Sweden, I took in a Folkrace, saw many old American cars on the street, visited a farm full of restored classic Chryslers, and, of course, went to the junkyard. We’ve seen this 1966 Toyota Crown station wagon and this 1963 Ford Taunus 17M at Bloms Bilskrot in Söråker, and now […]

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During my recent trip to Sweden, I took in a Folkrace, saw many old American cars on the street, visited a farm full of restored classic Chryslers, and, of course, went to the junkyard. We’ve seen this 1966 Toyota Crown station wagon and this 1963 Ford Taunus 17M at Bloms Bilskrot in Söråker, and now […]

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Junkyard Find: 1990 Plymouth Horizon http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/01/junkyard-find-1990-plymouth-horizon/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/01/junkyard-find-1990-plymouth-horizon/#comments Wed, 22 Jan 2014 14:00:12 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=704962 No, that’s not a typo— Chrysler made the Simca-derived Omnirizon all the way until the 1990 model year. I’ve been looking for a final-year example of an Omni or Horizon for quite a while now, and I finally found this one in a Denver self-serve yard over the weekend. Would you believe an airbag in […]

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No, that’s not a typo— Chrysler made the Simca-derived Omnirizon all the way until the 1990 model year. I’ve been looking for a final-year example of an Omni or Horizon for quite a while now, and I finally found this one in a Denver self-serve yard over the weekend. Would you believe an airbag in […]

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Junkyard Find: 1987 Plymouth Horizon http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/09/junkyard-find-1987-plymouth-horizon/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/09/junkyard-find-1987-plymouth-horizon/#comments Sat, 28 Sep 2013 13:00:00 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=529337 Chrysler did pretty well selling Mitsubishi-derived products in North America, but the only platform from their European operations that was a hit over here was the Simca-based Omnirizon. These cars had a lengthy production run and you still see a fair number in wrecking yards these days; in this series so far, we’ve had this […]

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Chrysler did pretty well selling Mitsubishi-derived products in North America, but the only platform from their European operations that was a hit over here was the Simca-based Omnirizon. These cars had a lengthy production run and you still see a fair number in wrecking yards these days; in this series so far, we’ve had this […]

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Junkyard Find: 1986 Dodge Omni http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/08/junkyard-find-1986-dodge-omni/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/08/junkyard-find-1986-dodge-omni/#comments Tue, 21 Aug 2012 13:00:25 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=456857 Even after Chrysler debuted the company-saving K Platform in 1981, the older Simca-derived Omnirizon continued to be built in large quantities. Sightings of te Dodge Omni, Plymouth Horizon, and their many siblings and cousins are very rare today, but I still run across the occasional example in the wrecking yards. We saw this ’78 Horizon […]

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Even after Chrysler debuted the company-saving K Platform in 1981, the older Simca-derived Omnirizon continued to be built in large quantities. Sightings of te Dodge Omni, Plymouth Horizon, and their many siblings and cousins are very rare today, but I still run across the occasional example in the wrecking yards. We saw this ’78 Horizon […]

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Junkyard Find: 1984 Plymouth Turismo http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/06/junkyard-find-1984-plymouth-turismo/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/06/junkyard-find-1984-plymouth-turismo/#comments Tue, 26 Jun 2012 13:00:11 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=450253 The Simca-derived Omnirizon platform led to some sportier-looking variations as the Malaise Era ground to a close. The hatchback-coupe Dodge 024 and Plymouth TC3 became the Charger and the Turismo, respectively, in 1982. Turismos were never plentiful, and these days they’re nearly extinct. Here’s a rare example I found yesterday at a Denver self-serve wrecking […]

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The Simca-derived Omnirizon platform led to some sportier-looking variations as the Malaise Era ground to a close. The hatchback-coupe Dodge 024 and Plymouth TC3 became the Charger and the Turismo, respectively, in 1982. Turismos were never plentiful, and these days they’re nearly extinct. Here’s a rare example I found yesterday at a Denver self-serve wrecking […]

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Junkyard Find: 1978 Plymouth Horizon http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/05/junkyard-find-1978-plymouth-horizon/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/05/junkyard-find-1978-plymouth-horizon/#comments Sat, 26 May 2012 13:00:05 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=446120 Yesterday’s Junkyard Find was one of the better-known examples of the Simca-based “Omnirizon” platform, and you still see 80s Dodge Chargers here and there. What you won’t see often is today’s Junkyard Find, a first-year Plymouth Horizon. I found this one languishing in a Denver self-serve junkyard. This car was the first true subcompact car […]

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Yesterday’s Junkyard Find was one of the better-known examples of the Simca-based “Omnirizon” platform, and you still see 80s Dodge Chargers here and there. What you won’t see often is today’s Junkyard Find, a first-year Plymouth Horizon. I found this one languishing in a Denver self-serve junkyard. This car was the first true subcompact car […]

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And the Real Winner Is… http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/08/and-the-real-winner-is-18/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/08/and-the-real-winner-is-18/#comments Mon, 08 Aug 2011 01:35:46 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=406223 40-year-old cars have an edge on the Index of Effluency, LeMons racing’s top prize. Chrysler products also have an edge. And, of course, French cars have a huge edge on the IOE. When you race a car that’s simultaneously 40 years old, a Chrysler, and French… well, just keep it running most of the weekend […]

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40-year-old cars have an edge on the Index of Effluency, LeMons racing’s top prize. Chrysler products also have an edge. And, of course, French cars have a huge edge on the IOE. When you race a car that’s simultaneously 40 years old, a Chrysler, and French… well, just keep it running most of the weekend […]

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Down On The Brazilian Street: 1969 Simca Esplanada http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/06/down-on-the-brazilian-street-1969-simca-esplanada/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/06/down-on-the-brazilian-street-1969-simca-esplanada/#comments Thu, 09 Jun 2011 15:00:05 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=397912 I find it impossible not to get obsessed with the idea of a 1960s Chrysler product with factory-installed Ardun-hemi-headed Ford V8-60, and now TTAC reader Paolo has sent us some photos of his extremely clean Esplanada. Four-on-the-tree, red upholstery, a snazzy V8 emblem on the horn button, and what appears to be a shortwave-band Chrysler […]

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I find it impossible not to get obsessed with the idea of a 1960s Chrysler product with factory-installed Ardun-hemi-headed Ford V8-60, and now TTAC reader Paolo has sent us some photos of his extremely clean Esplanada. Four-on-the-tree, red upholstery, a snazzy V8 emblem on the horn button, and what appears to be a shortwave-band Chrysler […]

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The Other Chrysler Hemi: Simca Esplanada! http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/05/the-other-chrysler-hemi-simca-esplanada/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/05/the-other-chrysler-hemi-simca-esplanada/#comments Tue, 31 May 2011 20:00:14 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=396832 I love stories of American cars that take a weird journey to production in South America, preferably with a dash of European influence added during the journey’s many twists and turns. The Argentinean Renault Torino, a Rambler American with Jeep Tornado engine and Pininfarina rebody is a great example, as is the Willys Itamaraty, a […]

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I love stories of American cars that take a weird journey to production in South America, preferably with a dash of European influence added during the journey’s many twists and turns. The Argentinean Renault Torino, a Rambler American with Jeep Tornado engine and Pininfarina rebody is a great example, as is the Willys Itamaraty, a […]

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When You Have More Balls Than Sense: Road Racing a Dead-Stock 1971 Simca 1204 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/05/when-you-have-more-balls-than-sense-road-racing-a-dead-stock-1971-simca-1204/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/05/when-you-have-more-balls-than-sense-road-racing-a-dead-stock-1971-simca-1204/#comments Fri, 20 May 2011 02:00:01 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=395433 When you’ve driven your $500 Citroën ID19 race car from San Diego to Miami and raced a Mini Moke-based Apollo Lunar Rover, where do you go from there? Why, you buy a furiously underpowered, 40-year-old Chrysler of Europe product and race it for 24 straight hours at a high-altitude road course packed with BMW E30s […]

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When you’ve driven your $500 Citroën ID19 race car from San Diego to Miami and raced a Mini Moke-based Apollo Lunar Rover, where do you go from there? Why, you buy a furiously underpowered, 40-year-old Chrysler of Europe product and race it for 24 straight hours at a high-altitude road course packed with BMW E30s […]

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Weird Diecast Toy Car Bribes Continue To Flood The LeMons Supreme Court http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/03/weird-diecast-toy-car-bribes-continue-to-flood-the-lemons-supreme-court/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/03/weird-diecast-toy-car-bribes-continue-to-flood-the-lemons-supreme-court/#comments Fri, 04 Mar 2011 15:00:08 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=386167 As Chief Justice of the 24 Hours of LeMons Supreme Court, I receive many gifts from racers wishing to establish a foundation of mutual respect and understanding during the period in which I inspect the cars for possible cheating. The traditional judicial bribe tends to be a jug of top-shelf booze, but my drinking hasn’t […]

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As Chief Justice of the 24 Hours of LeMons Supreme Court, I receive many gifts from racers wishing to establish a foundation of mutual respect and understanding during the period in which I inspect the cars for possible cheating. The traditional judicial bribe tends to be a jug of top-shelf booze, but my drinking hasn’t […]

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