About this car
Salmson was one of those countless French manufacturers abandoned by the post-war government. The government mainly wanted to get the masses driving. Renault, Simca, Panhard, Peugeot and Citroën received technical and financial help, but the rest had to fend for themselves.
In 1950 Salmson unveiled “the Randonnée”. That car technically adopted a lot from pre-war models, but gave it a more modern look. The engine also came from the 1930s. It looked old, but had double overhead camshafts. A rarity at that time.
The Randonnée was too expensive and therefore did not sell well. Far from. The overpriced production was stopped in 1953. In the same period, the management took a different tack: that of medium-sized sports cars. According to them, little had been done.