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1958 Simca Fulgur

Simca Fulgur, 1958
Simca Fulgur, 1958
Simca Fulgur, 1958
Simca Fulgur, 1958
Simca Fulgur, 1958
Simca Fulgur, 1958
Simca Fulgur, 1958
Simca Fulgur, 1958
Simca Fulgur, 1958
Simca Fulgur, 1958
Simca Fulgur, 1958
Simca Fulgur, 1958
Simca Fulgur, 1958
Simca Fulgur, 1958
Simca Fulgur, 1958
Simca Fulgur, 1958
Simca Fulgur, 1958
Simca Fulgur, 1958
Simca Fulgur - Geneva'59
Simca Fulgur - Geneva'59
Simca Fulgur - Interior - Geneva'59
Simca Fulgur - Interior - Geneva'59
Simca Fulgur - Chicago'61
Simca Fulgur - Chicago'61
Simca Fulgur, 1958
Simca Fulgur, 1958
Images: www.chicagoautoshow.com
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The Fulgur, developed by Simca in 1958, gives another idea of what the cars of the future may look like.
The Simca Fulgur was a concept car designed in 1958 by Robert Opron for Simca and first displayed at the 1959 Geneva Auto Show. It was also displayed at the New York Auto Show, and the 1961 Chicago Auto Show.

The concept car was intended to show what cars in the year 2000 would look like. It was to be atomic powered, voice controlled, guided by radar, and use only two wheels balanced by gyroscopes when driven at over 150 kph.

Fulgur is Latin for "flash," and Simca stands for "La Société Industrielle de Méchanique et de Carrosserie Automobile"


Концепт от французского производителя "Simca". Модель разработана для 2000 года. Она работает от ядерного топлива, едет, ориентируясь на радар, а если развивает скорость более 150 км/час, то использует только два колеса, используя гироскопическую балансировку кузова.
Source: Wikipedia
Comments
Peter Pijlman
Wednesday, May 21, 2008
The Simca Fulgur was designed by Robert Opron when he was working for Simca in 1958. Later on, for Citroen, he designed the also futuristic but real Citroen SM (Sport Maserati).
About the birth of the Simca Fulgur, and in general Robert Oprons work: read the book ' Robert Opron, the automobile and art' (English edition) or 'Robert Opron, l' automobile et l' art' (French edition) , edited by Sagitta-Productions in The Netherlands.
GREAT PICTURES from the Fulgur you have! Where can I get copies of them?
Sincerely yours
Peter
Peter Pijlman
Tuesday, May 27, 2008
In addition to my previous comment, I would like to invite anyone who has any information on the Simca Fulgur to contact me. I am preparing a publication on this specific show car.
Many Thanks.
KELLER Richard
Wednesday, December 03, 2008
I am the curator of the Schlumpf museum i Mulhouse(France) and I wonder if this car still exists some where. Do you have an idea?
When will your publication be ready?
Best regards
Joe Gertler
Sunday, April 26, 2009
If Peter Pijlman still needs old photos of the Simca-Fulgur, I have a very nice old Original French press photo that shows the driver of a Fulgur-Simca getting a traffic ticket on a Paris street with the L'Arc de Triomphe in the backgound. In this photo the car does nothave any top or windshield. It is dated 26/1/59. He is welcome to contact me. I do not know how to contact him, on this website?
Peter Pijlman
Thursday, July 02, 2009
Well, that's good news! Please contact me to make an arrangement! Many thanks.
By the way, Robert Opron is making now a scale model (1:10) of his creation!!! Exciting!
Peter pijlman
Thursday, March 11, 2010
Bonsoir Joe, I am still interested in the old Original French press photo you have. Please contact me in France 0033 4 66 72 76 29 or 0033 6 15 20 82 81. I speak French, Dutch, English and German. And a little bit Italian.
Many thanks
Paul Wilczynski
Friday, November 19, 2010
This car actually was drivable. In 1961, I lived in Chicago and was standing on a street corner near my house when the Fulgur drove by in ordinary city traffic. This was around the time of the Chicago Auto Show, so perhaps the car was on a publicity outing or shoot.

I was unaware of Opron's connection until now. Ironically, I am a huge fan of Opron's Citroen SM, and have owned two of those beauties!
Matt Cotton
Sunday, July 29, 2012
to Peter: I'd love to know if your publication is available?
Stuart McCarthy
Friday, October 05, 2012
I would never have thought this was a French-designed car. It looks like the
weird and wonderful show cars being produced in Detroit at the time.
Luca
Sunday, October 27, 2013
Sembra un ufo!
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