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'''Matra–Simca Rancho (P12). 1977–9 (prod. 56,700 approx. incl. Talbot–Matra Rancho). F/F, 1442 cm³ (I4 OHV). 3-door estate.''' Soft roader (‘multi-purpose leisure vehicle’ in brochure) from [[Chrysler]], made by [[Matra]] on [[Simca 1100, 1200|Simca 1100]] mechanicals. A generation too early—while fashionable for a period, it anticipated the soft-roader category by 20 years. No four-wheel drive—front-wheel drive only. Fibreglass rear, but the rest was steel, and most Ranchos have rusted badly. Renamed [[Talbot–Matra Rancho]] when [[Peugeot]] took over Chrysler Europe’s old operations, but with minimal differences.
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'''Matra–Simca Rancho (P12). 1977–9 (prod. 56,700 approx. incl. Talbot–Matra Rancho). 3-door estate. F/F, 1442 cm³ (I4 OHV).''' Soft roader (‘multi-purpose leisure vehicle’ in brochure) from [[Chrysler]], made by [[Matra]] on [[Simca 1100, 1200|Simca 1100]] mechanicals. A generation too early—while fashionable for a period, it anticipated the soft-roader category by 20 years. No four-wheel drive—front-wheel drive only. Fibreglass rear, but the rest was steel, and most Ranchos have rusted badly. Renamed [[Talbot–Matra Rancho]] when [[Peugeot]] took over Chrysler Europe’s old operations, but with minimal differences.
  
  

Latest revision as of 08:54, 16 November 2019

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Matra–Simca Rancho (P12). 1977–9 (prod. 56,700 approx. incl. Talbot–Matra Rancho). 3-door estate. F/F, 1442 cm³ (I4 OHV). Soft roader (‘multi-purpose leisure vehicle’ in brochure) from Chrysler, made by Matra on Simca 1100 mechanicals. A generation too early—while fashionable for a period, it anticipated the soft-roader category by 20 years. No four-wheel drive—front-wheel drive only. Fibreglass rear, but the rest was steel, and most Ranchos have rusted badly. Renamed Talbot–Matra Rancho when Peugeot took over Chrysler Europe’s old operations, but with minimal differences.


Manufacturing location: Romorantin-Lanthenay, France

Marque: Matra–Simca | Successor: Talbot–Matra Rancho





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