Citroen SM – 52 950 € – Holandia

Citroen SM

cena: 52 950€ (ok. 224 000 PLN)

Dane pojazdu:

  • Rok produkcji: 1974
  • Przebieg: 75 550 km
  • Pojemność: 2.675cm3
  • Rodzaj paliwa: Benzyna
  • Rodzaj skrzyni: Manualna


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Model history

In 1961 Citroën decided that it wanted to make a run at the crown with a revolutionary new top model, launching ‘Project-S’, a project with a Sci-Fi sounding name that did however ultimately produce a car that looked like it was from outer space. The design came from the hand of Citroën designer, Robert Opron, and if this car were launched today it would still be a sensation. The Citroën dealers at the time struggled to steer the vast public interest in the right direction, however. And as Citroën did not have access to a sufficiently powerful engine of its own, in 1963 the company reached out to Maserati in Modena, Italy, where eventually the project started following the Italian style of bookkeeping, which ultimately required a French infusion. Maserati was incorporated in 1968, with the aim being to use the V6 engine in the premier SM. Although never officially confirmed, the SM likely stands for ‘Sport Maserati’. That naming slightly missed the mark, however, as both the BMW 3.0CS and Jaguar E-type were faster, owing to SM’s ‚limited’ engine power and relatively heavy weight. Nevertheless, the car was tremendously well-received, owing to its design and Citroën’s traditional mechanical characteristics, such as the hydro-pneumatic suspension, the speed-sensitive DIRAVI assisted steering system with automatic recoil, the high degree of directional stability, and the characteristically rotating headlights. The SM also claimed its share of world-famous admirers, including Leonid Brezhnev, Jay Leno, Johan Cruyff, Idi Amin and Burt Reynolds. All were big fans, just like you will be. For those seeking a top model in original condition, this is the car for you. Wonderfully original, only repainted for cosmetic reasons, and in the original color Brun Scarabé Métallisé. Experts modified the susceptible points; hence, the cylinder heads were replaced, as were the distribution chains, with tensioners added for an improved and more advanced distribution. The entire suspension system was revised and partially renewed. The clutch is also new. The accompanying pictures clearly show that all gasoline-air and oil hoses were renewed. In short, mechanically, this is also a very special SM.