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About Monica

Monica was a brand of luxury cars created in France in the 1970s by Jean Tastevin.

Monica was the last attempt (after Facel Vega) to create a luxury brand in France. Its only French competitor was the Citroën SM Opéra, the sedan which was built by Chapron.

Although intended to be built in France, design, development and prototype building was entrusted to Chris Lawrence at C.J. Lawrence Consultants of Hammersmith, London, England. The 4-door, 4-seat saloon featured a De Dion rear suspension. Final styling and trimming was by David Coward, -ex James Young (coachbuilders) and Motor magazine.

The earliest prototype Monicas were powered by a Ted Martin designed 3.4l V8 engine but later prototypes and the production model were equipped with a Chrysler 5.6 l (340 in³) V8 engine. The styling and prototype body moulds were produced by Bob Curl in Hastings.

The car was presented at the Salon de Paris 1972 and production began in 1973 at a facility located in Balbigny, Loire. Only 8 production cars (as well as 22 prototypes) were completed before the factory closed in 1974, a victim of the 1973 oil crisis.

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4-door
5-seat
V8 16v 5.9L OHV M-5
231.2 kW / 310.0 hp / 310.0 hp  450.0 N·m / 331.9 lb·ft / 331.9 lb·ft
   

Monica 590 (1973)

4-door 5-seater sedan (saloon), petrol (gasoline) 8-cylinder 16-valve V engine, OHV (overhead valve, I-head), 5900 cm3 / 360.0 cu in / 360.0 cu in, 231.2 kW / 310.0 hp / 310.0 hp @ 5400 rpm / 5400 rpm / 5400 rpm, 450.0 N·m / 331.9 lb·ft / 331.9 lb·ft @ 3800 rpm / 3800 rpm / 3800 rpm, manual 5-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 240 km/h / 149 mph / 149 mph top speed

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