They’re all just so pretty... And that’s before we start talking about the incredible V12. Here, have a small photodump. I’ll be in my bunk.
You might notice that this MS 650 has additional headlights, and a number plate. That’s because it competed in (and won) the Tour de France road race. Ah, the times when you could take a Le Mans prototype, stick number plates on it and rally it...
The Le Mans version of the 650:
The more succesful 670.
Very cool shot by the magazine Paris Match, with the late Beltoise andFrançoi Cevert, who ended up being his BIL, after Beltoise married Cevert’s sister.
My favorite sounding engine of all time:
A 670C. See how aerodynamics progressed in only a couple of years: louvers in the front wings, front splitter and larger rear wing:
BONUS ROUND: This magnificent thing that I just found out about. This is the MS 09, effectively the first Matra ever entered in F1. It just looks so mean!