Through my love of Alpine, I have also found myself in appreciation of other French racing marques such as Matra and Panhard. There really is a huge lack of information or literature about Panhard, however luckily such is not the case with Matra.
Automobiliac posted these great Matra cutaway drawings done by Robert Roux a couple of years ago! Go there to see a blistering video of a MS650 screaming across the track!
You should consider doing a post on the Matra Bahgeera some day .Thats truly an unsung hero of the French automotive scene I had use of one when I was living in Nice for awhile . One very unique little car and to be honest a bit of a joy IMHO to drive and look at . As well as being one of the influences for the McLaren F1 road cars seating arrangement . Three in a Mid engined even if McLaren did move the driver to the middle ( gleaned from ” Driving Ambition” ; the official inside story of the McLaren F1 road car )
i do love the Matra Bagheera…i was planning on doing a full piece……here are the 2 posts i’ve ever done on the car: https://iedei.wordpress.com/tag/matra-bagheera/
Its a sweet little car isn’t it . I’ll look forward to the full piece . Nice job on the quickies in the mean time . Ahhhhh…… the memories . Nice , the Cote d’Azur , _____ by my side ….. Monaco ….. Cannes . Bagheera underneath me …..
and 2 women in the front seat? the Bagheera has that crazy 3 passenger front seat! LOL. have you been to Monaco a lot?
Nope ……… just one ( lady that is …. but a mighty fine one she was – it was her dads car on loan …. and she was a model/ centerfold) we used the other seat for extra suitcases etc . Monaco ? Yes back then ( late 70’s ) but not since . It was getting too built up back then and now …… the traffic ……… ugh ! Wish I could of gone there in the 50’s early 60’s ( before my time ) when it really was paradise