Lot 682-1972 Citroen SM NO RESERVE


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1972 Citroën SM
VIN# 00SB8059

Engine Plate Maserati C114/1 250-072
Miles Shown  65359
Engine  3.0 Liter V6 (Maserati Engine)
Transmission  Automatic
AC 427LE Type SB Series SB
Brown (Brun Scarabee Metallic) w/Brown vinyl top

 

The Citroën SM Coupe was introduced in 1970 and was built by the French automaker Citroën in conjunction with the Italian sports car manufacturer Maserati.  The sleek design SM features many luxury features along with front-wheel drive and all wheel disc braking system. The engine is a high-performance Maserati V-6 that is said to be able to maintain speeds in excess of 140 mph. The car’s elegant aerodynamic design featured many comfort innovations, such as the hydropneumatic suspension that included an automatic leveling system with variable ground clearance giving the driver and passenger an exceptionally smooth ride even on very rough roads. Citroëns are quite collectible and are elegant and unique driving experience. This one would be a great car to enjoy.

The interior is in good original condition. The original brown leather seat upholstery shows just a couple of seams separating on the driver seat, the back seat is excellent. Overall is very good. Citroën SM seats are extremely comfortable.  The driver’s door panel has some fading, and the headliner is showing wear.

The dash and gauges are complete and in good condition. The fuel gauge is not working; the fuel tank sending unit needs replacing. The steering wheel and console are in very good original condition. The unusual center console radio works.  The windshield wipers and lights all work.

The body on this car is very straight. All of the glass is good. All of the trim molding is present and in very good condition.  All of the hub caps are present and are in good condition. The vinyl Landau top is in good condition overall. The power windows are not operating at this time. There is one small spot of rust is found that is only a couple of inches in diameter at the rear floor trunk found underneath of the car. There is some bubbling of paint at the window moldings.

The engine only has about 10 pounds of compression on the middle cylinder on the right (passenger) side and the engine has excessive blow by. It will start and run but it runs rough because it is only running on five cylinders. The car has a reconditioned battery that was just installed. The automatic transmission works and shifts. The car has working front and rear disc brakes.  Recommend reconditioning the brakes and replace the tires before street driving.

The car has hydraulic suspension and the system works properly. The car has been a part of a private collection housed inside in Parkland for many years.  The SM model was the top of the line for Citroën in 1972 selling for over 12,000 dollars. These cars with a solid body are getting hard to find and, when restored, are quite desirable. Most parts are available for restoring. The car comes complete with its spare tire and jack and crank tool kit that sits in the center of the spare tire.