Matra-Simca MS 120 

  • 1970
  • 435 HP 3.0L
In stark contrast to the cigar-like 'torpedo' or curvaceously bulged 'Coke bottle' designs of 1969, Boyer now sought enhanced aerodynamic downforce from the upper surfaces of his new car's chassis and bodywork combined in the wedge-shaped MS120 as offered here.
For Matra, Bernard Boyer combined the new chassis/ body shape with the suspension geometry developed so successfully for the 1969 World Championship-winning MS80 cars which had been operated by Tyrrell’s Equipe Matra International.

Data points Key details of the Matra-Simca MS 120


MS 120
435 HP
987 HP

Engine size

MS 120
2,993 cc
7,993 cc
Corvette Z06
7,011 cc

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Matra-Simca MS 120
We are advised that the car has been preserved in secure, heated storage before being moved to the FCR Workshops belonging to Claude ‘Benito’ Quintin who then presided over a total restoration to as-new condition.
The engine is developed by the engineer Gerard Martin's team, director of the 'Moteur-Etudes Avancees - competition department' at Matra.

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Brand Matra-Simca
Year 1970


Gearing Traditional
# of gears 5 gears

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Disc
Rear brakes Disc

power & handling

Maximum hp 435 HP @ 11,000 RPM
Steering system Rack and pinion


Displacement 2,993 cc
Cylinders V12
Fuels Gas
Bore/stroke 3.14 in / 1.97 in
Valvetrain DOHC
Valves per cylinder 4 valves
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