<b>1972 Citr&#246;en SM Coupe</b><br />  Chassis no. 01SB0019<br /> Engine no. 250230

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Lot 4
1972 Citröen SM Coupe

Sold for US$ 44,800 inc. premium
1972 Citröen SM Coupe
Chassis no. 01SB0019
Engine no. 250230
2,670cc OHV V-6 Engine
3 Twin-choke Weber Carburetors
170bhp at 5,500rpm
5-Speed Manual Transaxle
4-Wheel Independent Hydraulic Suspension
4-Wheel Disc Brakes

*Beautiful example of Citroën's 1970s style icon
*Desirable specification with Euro-headlights, A/C and manual 5-speed gearbox
*Carefully preserved interior with lovely patina
*Highly advanced technically and aesthetically



THE CITROËN SM

Combining Citröen's advanced chassis technology and Maserati's engine know-how, the SM (Série Maserati) featured DS-style hydro-pneumatic suspension, power-assisted, all-around load-sensitive disc brakes and fully-powered, self-centering steering that allowed the car to be set up with zero caster, thereby keeping the tires in full contact with the road at all times. Citröen had acquired Maserati in 1968, principally to acquire the latter's engine technology for its new top-of-the-range Gran Turismo Coupe, and the Italian firm responded to the brief with remarkable speed by the simple expedient of chopping two cylinders off its Indy four-cam 90-degree V-8 to create the required V-6. The styling of the SM was straight out of a 1970s' science fiction movie. The long sleek fastback body, with loads of glass and unadorned flanks, looked like some alien spaceship as it glided along on its self-levelling suspension with skirts over the rear wheels, hydraulically adjustable and swiveling headlamps under curved heated glass, and an asymmetric air intake on the bonnet.

Citröen was the world leader in passenger car aerodynamics at the time, and the SM's class-leading drag coefficient enabled it to reach 140 mph, making it the fastest front-wheel-drive car ever at that time, and was awarded Motor Trend Car of the Year in the US for 1972. Fondly remembered, these technically advanced and functionally beautiful cars remain highly sought after today.


THE MOTORCAR OFFERED

This fine example is well-equipped with many desirable features, including European-market headlights, A/C, and the more sporting 5-speed manual gearbox and Weber carburetor induction system. The SM is finished in stunning era-appropriate light green metallic over a Tobacco brown leather interior. For more than a decade the SM formed part of a prominent collection of European Sports and GT cars, and today presents in well-preserved and cared-for condition. The original interior is equipped with a Continental-Edison FM/MW/LW radio correctly located between the characteristic front seats. Beautifully presented and well-optioned, one can just visualize Jane Fonda as a space-age Barbarella in the cult Roger Vadim film, grabbing the single spoke steering wheel of this SM to commute to her flying saucer.

Saleroom notices

  • Please note, that the power side windows are currently not operable and the title will be in transit.
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<b>1972 Citr&#246;en SM Coupe</b><br />  Chassis no. 01SB0019<br /> Engine no. 250230
<b>1972 Citr&#246;en SM Coupe</b><br />  Chassis no. 01SB0019<br /> Engine no. 250230
<b>1972 Citr&#246;en SM Coupe</b><br />  Chassis no. 01SB0019<br /> Engine no. 250230
<b>1972 Citr&#246;en SM Coupe</b><br />  Chassis no. 01SB0019<br /> Engine no. 250230
<b>1972 Citr&#246;en SM Coupe</b><br />  Chassis no. 01SB0019<br /> Engine no. 250230
<b>1972 Citr&#246;en SM Coupe</b><br />  Chassis no. 01SB0019<br /> Engine no. 250230
<b>1972 Citr&#246;en SM Coupe</b><br />  Chassis no. 01SB0019<br /> Engine no. 250230
<b>1972 Citr&#246;en SM Coupe</b><br />  Chassis no. 01SB0019<br /> Engine no. 250230
<b>1972 Citr&#246;en SM Coupe</b><br />  Chassis no. 01SB0019<br /> Engine no. 250230
<b>1972 Citr&#246;en SM Coupe</b><br />  Chassis no. 01SB0019<br /> Engine no. 250230
<b>1972 Citr&#246;en SM Coupe</b><br />  Chassis no. 01SB0019<br /> Engine no. 250230
<b>1972 Citr&#246;en SM Coupe</b><br />  Chassis no. 01SB0019<br /> Engine no. 250230
<b>1972 Citr&#246;en SM Coupe</b><br />  Chassis no. 01SB0019<br /> Engine no. 250230
<b>1972 Citr&#246;en SM Coupe</b><br />  Chassis no. 01SB0019<br /> Engine no. 250230
<b>1972 Citr&#246;en SM Coupe</b><br />  Chassis no. 01SB0019<br /> Engine no. 250230
<b>1972 Citr&#246;en SM Coupe</b><br />  Chassis no. 01SB0019<br /> Engine no. 250230
<b>1972 Citr&#246;en SM Coupe</b><br />  Chassis no. 01SB0019<br /> Engine no. 250230
<b>1972 Citr&#246;en SM Coupe</b><br />  Chassis no. 01SB0019<br /> Engine no. 250230
<b>1972 Citr&#246;en SM Coupe</b><br />  Chassis no. 01SB0019<br /> Engine no. 250230
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