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200-Proof French Automotive Madness: Matra Bagheera

Illustration for article titled 200-Proof French Automotive Madness: Matra Bagheera

What do you get when you put a bunch of Simca running gear in a mid-engine chassis with crypto-Italian-looking bodywork? Oh yeah, and give it three front seats? The mighty Matra Bagheera! Sure, it wasn't so fast, but the French carbuying public dug it, and the car was produced from 1973 through 1980. Thanks to the Simca connection, the folks at Rootes-Chrysler.co.uk have put together a well-written history of the Bagheera for our enjoyment. [rootes-chrysler.co.uk]

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Brian, The Life of

Insert "ménage à trois" joke here.