Concepts and prototypes : Chrysler Alpine/SIMCA 1307/1308
Designated the C6, engineered at Poissy and styled in Whitley, the five-door hatchback that emerged sported a clean and crisp style and contemporary layout.
Preparing the models…
The clay modellers at Whitley hard at work...
Three schemes for evaluation…
Three early full-size proposals from September 1973 for the C6 (known at this time as Super 1100/ Super 1300) shows that the hatchback configuration had been decided on at a very early stage. The proposals sow a level of experimentation with the side window arrangements. Notice that the nose is "lean back", on the top styling model, predicting the style of the 1979 facelift (Talbot-SIMCA 1510).
Heuliez sketched out this estate car proposal, which looked like it could have been a useful mid-sized load carrier. (Photos kindly supplied by: www.1307-1308.org)
Pictures kindly suppled by Etienne van der Linden and Hervé Le Guernic.