1972 CITROEN SM
About This CITROEN
|Condition||Used Clear Title|
|Transmission||5 Spd Manual|
|Drivetrain||Front Wheel Drive|
Vehicle OverviewThe Best of France and Italy, our SM was recently restored and finished in highly attractive Gris Nacre with optioned pavillon in Noir and matching Noir (Black) Interior, exuding stately sophistication and quirkiness in keeping with the assortment of clientele it attracted when new. Its unique features and charisma attracted an assortment of buyers, including the Shah of Iran, two members of the Rolling Stones, both Cheech and Chong and Emperor Haile Selassie I of Ethiopia.
Interestingly enough, in it's time, it was the fasted front wheel drive automobile the world had ever seen boasting a top speed of 140MPH. Total production of 12,920 of which only 2,400 were originally delivered to the U.S.
As such, it was quick to impress the automotive press and was the first non-american car to be named Car of the Year by Motor Trend magazine.
An orchestra is the work of consummate skill. With so many intricate
inputs played from individual bodies, conquering a masterpiece is a
tedious process of complete harmonious unity. As if normal automobiles
weren't complex enough, setting out to deliberately build a vehicle
stuffed with unorthodox technological complexities requires a talented
mechanical maestro. Luckily for us, the French madmen of Citroen were
able to compose the ultimate flagship GT, known simply as: the SM.
By the time Citroen debuted the SM at the Geneva Auto Show in 1970,
the French marque had been mastering unconventional vehicle technology
for decades. With the Traction Avant, 2CV, DS, and other models
pocketed in their portfolio, Citroen had already proven to be
innovated motoring pioneers. By packing the SM with more ingenuity
than any Citroen before it, or any vehicle produced for that matter,
it's no wonder the model is still revered today.
The SM was essentially meant to be a Grand Touring version of the four
door DS while doubling as a platform for Citroen's newest
advancements. Penned by Citroen's own head of design, Robert Opron,
the overall profile closely mirrors the DS's teardrop canopy with
quarter panels covering the rear wheels, but features a Kamm tail
assisting in a drag coefficient of just .26-compare that to, say, the
Ferrari 458 Italia's .33 rating. Love it or hate it, the design is as
fresh and striking as it was when new.
Like the DS, the SM suspension offered cloud-like comfort thanks to
its hydropneumatic (oleo pneumatic) independent fully adjustable
self-leveling suspension. The euro-spec SM headlights self-plane in
relation to the desired ride height and also swivel in accordance to
-- The SM was an early mass-produced vehicle to offer four-wheel disc
brakes. To reduce unsprung mass, the front disc brakes were mounted
inboard and cooled by integrated underbody air channels. One of the
more intriguing mechanical characteristics is the automated hydraulic
pressure bias brake system that self-adjusts to cabin weight
distribution to ensure the car doesn't bow under braking, keeping the
car level while stopping-all orchestrated through a highly sensitive
brake bulb in place of a traditional pedal. The SM also introduced
variable assist power steering with only two turns lock-to-lock-like
the brakes, steering input is a delicate operation.
A timeless automobile of mid-to-late century design, the Citroen SM
continues to be a prime example of function blended with form. Hosting
a number of mechanical and technological breakthroughs, the SM is the
past's fantasized prediction of the future's automobile-though, in
many ways, it seems modern vehicles still can't match the SM.
Having acquired Maserati in 1968, Citroen put in an order to the
Italian engineers for an appropriate powertrain for the all-around
groundbreaking SM-they did not disappoint. Tucked far behind the front
axles is an aluminum 2.7-liter 90-degree six-cylinder engine that
produces a moderate, but adequate, 170 horsepower-enough for a 140 mph
top speed. Fitted with a stainless steel constructed exhaust system,
the SM carols a quiet but sophisticated Italian exhaust note. The
transmission is mounted in front of the engine and is a fully
synchronized 5 speed manual.
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- Gray with Black Leather Interior
- 69,000 Miles
- Passed Thorough Dealer Inspection
- Dealer Maintained
- Have Original Manuals
- No Known Mechanical Problems
- As-Is - Not covered by a warranty. Contact seller for details.
- Excellent Interior
- Excellent Carpets
- Excellent Seats
- Excellent Dashboard
- Excellent Panels / Headliner
- Excellent Exterior
- Excellent Original Paint
- Excellent Trim Condition
- Excellent Glass Condition
- No Visible Rust
- No Known Accidents
- No Known Bodywork
- Fully Detailed
- Spare: Excellent Condition