1965 Villa Coupé
The Villa always had a difficult life. It started as a replacement for the early 50s Gomez, that wasn’t a bad seller, but it fail to attract people looking for small city cars. It received later in 1960 a facelift and a new engine. Again, failed to attract the targeted group of buyers, and ended up competing against the Quijote.
After the recent facelift, pretty much everything that is not in the outside was re worked (except the engine), this time, aiming not to city or budget buyers, but rather small families looking for a simple car for daily use or commute.
It was powered by the same 2L OHV l4 with 60hp paired to a 4 speed manual. The gearing was really short (since its top speed was only 145 km/h) to allow the engine to push easily the 1 ton car.
It had seating for 5, with a basic interior and no radio, but also had power steering and advance safety (although that was an overkill, the car was pretty slow to crash into something).
top speed: 145 km/l
1965 price: $2,100.00