This 1950 Simca 8 Sport cabriolet (chassis 357870) is believed to be mostly original apart from paint and a correct but non-matching 1.2 liter four under the aluminum bodywork. Bumpers are missing and the engine is stuck, but overall the car looks to be in very good, mostly complete condition and could be an excellent candidate for light restoration, especially if the steel floor and chassis are as good as claimed. Find it here on eBay in Dallas, Texas with reserve not met. Special thanks to BaT reader Clint M. for this submission.

Aluminum Cabriolet Project: 1950 Simca 8 Sport

Says the seller: This car had two owners before me, the last one from 1970 to 2017. Nothing has been done to the car in all that time, but it has been repainted. The top and interior look original. The aluminum body is in god shape with a few dents in the rear. The steel floors and chassis are in good shape. I looked it all over and it doesn’t have aluminum corrosion.”

Aluminum Cabriolet Project: 1950 Simca 8 Sport

Here’s a profile view with the top down. These are really pretty cars in person, with incredible detailing like the flush-fit, pop-out door handles and delicate brightwork. Designed by Pininfarina but coachbuilt by Facel, the design clearly owes a lot to the Cisitalia 202.

Aluminum Cabriolet Project: 1950 Simca 8 Sport

The interior is lovely and would ideally be retained largely as-is, with a few stitches here and there to prevent wear from worsening too quickly. The exterior’s light blue isn’t at all bad, but its correctness isn’t mentioned, and we think a dark Adriatic blue would really pop with the caramel leather.

Aluminum Cabriolet Project: 1950 Simca 8 Sport

Have a closer look at the wonderful instruments and switchgear, as well as the interesting steering wheel.

Aluminum Cabriolet Project: 1950 Simca 8 Sport

The car’s 1.2 liter four would have originally been good for about 50 HP, though the seller says either it or the clutch is now seized from sitting so long. We’d start with oiling the top end from the spark plug holes, and with any luck before time it will turn.

Aluminum Cabriolet Project: 1950 Simca 8 Sport

The car definitely seems worth saving, but please keep that interior!

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