The Matra-Simca Bagheera was one of the most innovative sports cars produced in over a decade. Featuring three-abreast seating, composite panels draped over steel spaceframe, and mid-engined power pack, the Bagheera was cheap, stylish and interesting. Performance never matched its looks, but the Simca-derived power units were willing enough, if unrefined. On the road, the Bagheera could run rings around far more expensive cars. Structural corrosion has been the Bagheera’s enemy, but plenty survive, and backup from the enthusiast clubs is excellent.