Re: Forgotten V8
Posted: Sun 12 Apr 2009, 20:21
Regarding the forgotton V8 - Simca Vedette. Pistons were the size of the old 5/- Crown coin! Didn't sound much better that a DKW! As sales went down the tails went up!!!
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Certain media publications deemed it dangerous but the fact that it's still around (with the original owner) suggests otherwise. I think the power to weight ratio simply frightened them.Killarney Racer wrote:There was only one prototype Flamingo V8 made. This was raced and driven on the road by Bob van Niekerk but it was considered too dangerous for production. I believe he still has it. It was gold and I remember seeing it race.