YAK Car Pic of the Day
by Jim Corbran - posted 12:01 am, June 2, 2012
Watching the 1955 French movie “Rififi” the other night, and coming right at us on the screen was this 1951 Ford Vedette. I was hoping to see more odd French cars like this one (The Missus, on the other hand, seemed more interested in the plotline. Strange.) but was disappointed to see the bad guys driving Buicks and dime-a-dozen Citroëns. This Vedette, if you can’t tell by looking at it, was designed in Detroit. It was one of the last French Fords, before Ford sold that part of their business to Simca.
— Jim Corbran, You Auto Know