This 1954 Simca Weekend Convertible is a hand-built alloy and steel prototype and carries serial number 001. It was presented to French film actress Bridgette Bardot, who was then 19 years old. She owned the car six years before selling it to a friend. The car is shown in countless photographs taken during the 1950s.
The Weekend is powered by the four-cylinder Simca ‘Flash’ motor, a 1290cc power plant that developed 48 horsepower.
The car was repainted years ago in its original ‘Paris Grey.’ Other than that – plus new tires, belts and hoses – it remains in its original, as-delivered condition.
Brigitte must have had it repainted as here she is on the hood of the same car in Cannes in 1956.
It was not Brigitte’s only Simca as on the picture below you can see Brigitte Bardot in a Simca Rouge Decapotable, talking to her husband and film producer Roger Vadim.