1972 Citroen SM

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1972
  • Mileage 
    141 000 km / 87 614 mi
  • Car type 
    Coupé
  • Drive 
    LHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Number of doors 
    2
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    White
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

Transmission: 5 gears, Manual gearbox
Model year: 2021
Registration number: CI-27-00

If you happen to dive into the history of the development of the Citroën SM you will discover one thing for certain: a glorious set of circumstances with a fantastic outcome. Citroën had been busy for many years developing a sporty version of the DS. Gradually Maserati became involved in the process and they decided to put a Maserati V6 plant in a front-wheel drive coupé. To accentuate its Citroën credentials they also fitted hydraulic suspension and adaptive, self-levelling headlights. Straight from the off the press were totally in love with the SM’s road performance and were equally amazed at the ease with which it navigated in towns and at speed on the motorway. Its versatility appeared endless. Our three owner car was supplied from new in Germany in 1972. The car is in a good original condition. The straight bodywork has nice and thin, correctly aligned panelwork. The paintwork is mostly original and good for its age. Clearly, this SM has always correctly been looked after. Due to low mileage and a heated garage, the car has never needed to be fully restored. To keep the car in mechanical good health it has been fully overhauled. The interior trim of black leather and grey carpets is completely original and has developed a lovely patina. The dashboard and instrument panel are also in good condition and working order. The engine, transmission and hydraulic suspension system have been fully overhauled. This SM is one of the last with carburettors. The engine develops 170 Ps and due to its extremely smooth aerodynamic properties reaches a top speed of 220 km/hr. The SM was always intended to be the ultimate Grand Tourer and to ensure you didn’t have stop too often to tank her up, she was fitted with a 90-litre fuel tank. Attacking your favourite bends is no problem thanks to the superb hydraulic suspension and short steering box. The SM appears to have an endless repertoire of tricks up its sleeve, so it is no wonder it is still a very popular classic. The documentation demonstrates the excellent care lavished over the last 48 years. The original service book and owners manual together with many invoices are present. Changing gear, steering and acceleration; this SM does it all as if it were only a few years old. We are sure this very authentic Citroën SM will keep you smiling for miles on end. Whether its a tour through Europe or a sedate trip through a charming little Dutch village, the symphony of the Maserati V6 together with the triple Webers transform every trip into something magical!

Gallery Aaldering is Europe’s leading Classic Cars specialist since 1975! Always 400 Classic and Sportscars in stock, please visit www.gallery-aaldering.com for the current stock list (all offered cars are available in our showroom) and further information. We are located near the German border, 95 km from Düsseldorf and 90 km from Amsterdam. So easy traveling by plane, train, taxi and car. Transport and worldwide shipping can be arranged. No duties/import costs within Europe. We buy, sell and provide consignment sales (selling on behalf of the owner). We can arrange/provide registration/papers for our German (H-Kennzeichen, TÜV, Fahrzeugbrief, Wertgutachten usw.) and Benelux customers. Gallery Aaldering, Arnhemsestraat 47, 6971 AP Brummen, The Netherlands. Tel: 0031-575-564055. Quality, experience and transparency is what sets us apart. We look forward to welcoming you in our showroom