1971 Citroën SM carburateurs No reserve For Sale by AuctionFrench title
Chassis # 00SB0637
Engine # 104.199
- Iconic vehicle from the 1970s
- 2000 km since total restoration, 50,000 € worth of invoices
- Rare and beautiful color combination
- No reserve
Launched at the 1970 Geneva Motor Show, the SM was Citroën's only attempted breakthrough into the Grand Touring segment. An innovative design, a plush interior, a specially developed 2.7L Maserati V6 engine and a hydraulic suspension contributed to making the SM an undeniable success. Nevertheless, just 12,920 SMs were ever manufactured.
Having left the production lines on December 15, 1970 and sold to the dealer Auto-Var on the 26th of the same month, the SM on offer was registered on January 6, 1971. As indicated by the duplicate purchase invoice, it was equipped with leather upholstery, tinted windows, as well as a Hi-fi radio, and also sported its beautiful livery of "tropical green" with natural leather interior. It was acquired by its current owner in 2012 from the previous one who had owned it for 20 years. It has benefited from a comprehensive restoration: stripped and sanded, the chassis recovered its original color. The interior was entirely manufactured by a high quality craftsman, with an absolutely splendid finish. Mechanically it was dismantled to be reassembled with precision. Over 50,000 € of restoration invoices and photos are included in its folder. Our test drive has allowed us to witness the flexibility and liveliness of the engine, as well as its beautiful sound. It is for these reasons that the SM we are offering is highly desirable.
Photos © Loïc Kernen
Estimation 50 000 - 80 000 €