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Cacique Caribe Inactive Member13 Sep 2018 8:47 p.m. PST


Any ideas? Guesses?


Personal logo ochoin Supporting Member of TMP Inactive Member13 Sep 2018 8:54 p.m. PST

The colour scheme narrows it down a lot:

(simple Google search often reveals most of what you need)


Could be a Renault?

poiter5013 Sep 2018 9:00 p.m. PST

Italy – Fiat.

Glengarry513 Sep 2018 9:08 p.m. PST

Mr Bean?

Rallynow Supporting Member of TMP13 Sep 2018 9:13 p.m. PST

If I could see the front of the car I could probably figure it out.

Rallynow Supporting Member of TMP13 Sep 2018 9:29 p.m. PST

Checked the Everest Toy Company website and they don't list it. Maybe discontinued. The Renault is a three door hatchback. The Ebay car is a four door sedan. Couldn't find any that came close.

Any clue what it says on the front above the bumper? Any better picture of the emblem on the door? Could be a fictitious car? The light on the top seems to be vintage 1960s or 70s. The toy was made in Hong Kong so I checked Hong Kong police cars and no dice. It could very well be an earlier model car.

Rallynow Supporting Member of TMP13 Sep 2018 9:40 p.m. PST

Have you asked the seller?

Winston Smith Supporting Member of TMP13 Sep 2018 9:46 p.m. PST

Those cars are ugly enough to be French.
Hot women and ugly cars.

BrianW13 Sep 2018 9:49 p.m. PST

I think it says SIMCA on the front.

Rallynow Supporting Member of TMP13 Sep 2018 9:49 p.m. PST

My first thought was BMW or Toyota early 70s but it might be Eastern European.

Rallynow Supporting Member of TMP13 Sep 2018 10:03 p.m. PST

Toyota? Corolla?

Uncle Goblin13 Sep 2018 10:28 p.m. PST

It's a french Simca police car from the 60s. Coat of arms it sports is from Paris.


Some more info here:


and here:


I'd say the model imitates the Renault from 1962 but has labeled them as the Simca model from 1969

Rallynow Supporting Member of TMP13 Sep 2018 10:32 p.m. PST

I would say a mid 70s Simca. It is hard to match up that roof line and front end.


Here are some places to send a picture. I am sure they know exactly what it is.

Rallynow Supporting Member of TMP13 Sep 2018 10:37 p.m. PST

I think Uncle Goblin may have hit the nail on the head with that first photo.

T Labienus Supporting Member of TMP13 Sep 2018 10:49 p.m. PST

Hi Dan,

The color scheme on the car is from France, it's a 60s or 70s police car like this :

Renault Dauphine


or this :


The coat of arms is from Paris, so it's "une voiture de la Préfecture de Police de Paris".

I agree with BrianW and Rallynow, I think it's a "Simca 1000"


T Labienus Supporting Member of TMP13 Sep 2018 10:53 p.m. PST

There is is a "mistake" on the Renault Dauphine and on the toycar, the light on the top should be blue and not orange.

The car on the picture is no more "en service" and not allowed to have the blue light.


Uncle Goblin13 Sep 2018 11:09 p.m. PST

Simca is a Spanish brand and Simca 1000 was a very popular car in the seventies. On a side note there was a song from the eighties called: "it's so difficult to make love in a Simca 1000". I haven't had the experience to confirm it, though. :)

Personal logo ochoin Supporting Member of TMP Inactive Member14 Sep 2018 12:15 a.m. PST

Do I get a prize for guessing Renault first?

(I'll accept anything except a free Renault).

mysteron Supporting Member of TMP14 Sep 2018 12:21 a.m. PST

It certainly looks like a Simca to me

David Brown14 Sep 2018 12:22 a.m. PST

Probably some county force in the UK……


Gaz004514 Sep 2018 1:01 a.m. PST
Uncle Goblin14 Sep 2018 3:16 a.m. PST

Thanks for the link Gaz, much informative.

I had several misconceptions regarding Simca, I thought it was spanish and it was french and italian.

Cacique Caribe Inactive Member14 Sep 2018 3:48 a.m. PST

Wow, you guys are the best! Always a wealth of knowledge.

Thanks so much.


Personal logo ochoin Supporting Member of TMP Inactive Member14 Sep 2018 5:10 a.m. PST

Don't mention it….

shaun from s and s models Supporting Member of TMP14 Sep 2018 6:34 a.m. PST

france or italy, can't quite make out what car it is though.

Personal logo Lluis of Minairons Sponsoring Member of TMP14 Sep 2018 9:41 a.m. PST

It's a Simca 1000, no doubt. One such was my first car, close to forty years ago…

(picture from the Musée de la Prefecture de Police in Paris)

robert piepenbrink Supporting Member of TMP14 Sep 2018 7:16 p.m. PST

If I ever have to flee the law, may the law be driving a Renault.

Cacique Caribe Inactive Member14 Sep 2018 7:22 p.m. PST



Cacique Caribe Inactive Member15 Sep 2018 3:44 a.m. PST

Looks like the seller has some Porches too:



Rallynow Supporting Member of TMP17 Sep 2018 9:33 a.m. PST

From the seller on Ebay,

Hello,what we know is that it is SIMCA car,and its brand is Aronde.

Best wishes


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