In 1968, Citroen purchased Maserati with plans to take advantage of the Italian company’s experience with high-performance engines. The goal was to design a GT car that combined Citroen’s highly advanced hydropneumatic suspension system with the power of a Maserati V-6. The result was the SM, first shown at the Geneva Motor Show in 1970, Citroen’s flagship automobile for the next five years. Brilliantly designed and styled, it impressed the automotive press with its blend of speed, braking, handling and comfort which, like its shape, was unlike anything available in another automobile at the time. It even became the first non-American car to win Motor Trend ’s Car of the Year Award. The SM had disc brakes on all four corners, inboard at the front and with self-adjusting pressure at the rear based on load. It also boasted the remarkable self-leveling hydropneumatic suspension from the DS, and introduced a new type of variable assist power steering dubbed DIRAVI. The unique and attractive bodywork was penned in-house by chief designer Robert Opron, and gave the SM the very impressive drag coefficient of 0.26, 10% less than the 2014 Corvette’s 0.29. With a top speed of 140 miles per h
• Year: 1973
• Mileage: 140 mi
Riding on the famous Citroen hydro-pneumatic suspension and powered, through the front wheels by a Maserati V6 of 2670cc, the SM represents probably the finest trans-continental express of its era. Indeed, with a power output of 170bhp and a class leading drag coefficient enabling a top speed of 140mph, this was the fastest front wheel drive car ever at that time. In addition to self-levelling suspension, other market leading features included power-assisted all-round disk brakes, self-centring steering, as well as steered headlamps. This Citröen SM was delivered new in Liechtenstein to Mr Jasef Masogg and first registered on 2nd July 1971. Subsequently the car was sold to Mr Philippe Orville of Lausanne and remained in his ownership until 1994. It was exported from Switzerland in 2013. Beautifully presented, the astonishing condition reflects careful ownership and sparing use. The car is 'on the button' and ready to drive. A fascinating file of documentation accompanies the car and includes service booklet in the name of Jasef Masogg, as well as invoices for work carried out. Highly regarded today, these technically advanced and functionally beautiful cars remain highly sought after. Truly exceptional examples such as this very rarely come to the market and the first real afficianado of the model to view it will surely buy it immediately. Early viewing is strongly recommended! Having owned a great number of these wonderful machines since the 70's I cannot reccomend this one more highly! (Daniel Donovan, addict!) Available now in KEW.
1973 Citroen SM Coupe 1973 Citroen SM Coupe in green with brown interior and equipped with a manual transmission. Excellent original blue plate California car for complete restoration. For $5,950 If you have any additional questions Please call 310-975-0272 or email with any questions! We also welcome all international buyers. We can help with shipping quotes and arrangements. Share this!
• Year: 1973
Citroën SM in a nice and original condition. Lots of money and effort was spent the last few years on this car to get it in this nice and solid condition. Over 350 Classic and sportscars in stock. More info/pictures: www.thegallerybrummen.nl or contact us by phone: 0031-575-564055
• Year: 1972
• Mileage: 40920 mi