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Citroen SM Automatic 3-Litre

1973
£49,950
  • Steering Wheel:
    LHD
  • Transmission:
    Automatic
  • Fuel Type:
    Petrol
  • Year:
    1973 (M)
  • Colour:
    Blue Delta
  • Doors:
    2
  • Engine Size:
    3.0L
  • Seats:
    4
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  • Super rare, European 3-litre, Carburettor Automatic example
  • Believed 1 of just 20 such cars built
  • The ultimate 70s French GT car
  • Recent mechanical upgrades and service
  • Full tobacco leather interior
  • An undervalued icon 

"The SM is neither a sports car nor a luxury limousine, not a prototype for proving a new concept of driving security for tomorrow. But it does combine all three of these concepts into one compete entity." – Citroën.

Combining Citröen's advanced chassis technology and Maserati's engine know-how, the SM featured DS-style hydro-pneumatic self-levelling suspension, power-assisted all-round disc brakes, self-centring steering, and steered headlamps. Maserati was responsible for the 90-degree V6 engine, and after some juggling of bore/stroke dimensions, a capacity of 2,670cc was settled on for a power output of 170bhp to fall within the 15CV taxation band. Citröen was the world leader in passenger car aerodynamics at the time, the SM's class-leading drag coefficient enabling it to reach 140mph (225km/h), making it the fastest front-wheel-drive car ever at that time.

Robert Opron was the man responsible for styling the SM. He had managed to persuade the Citroën management that it would be a good idea to have a prestige Gran Turismo at the top of the range. His portfolio while at Citroën would include overseeing the GS and CX ranges, as well as face-lifting the immortal DS. Fuel injection arrived in 1972; an automatic transmission option became available the following year; and the engine was enlarged to 2,974cc before the model was prematurely axed in 1975 following Citröen's acquisition by Peugeot, by which time a total of 12,920 had been produced. Fondly remembered, these technically advanced and functionally beautiful cars remain highly sought after today.

Now available for viewing at the DD Classics Dealership in London, please call 0208 878 33 55 to book an appointment.

Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the above information but errors may occur.

  • Technical Data

    • Emissions
      • Engine Euro Status
        0
    • Engine and Drivetrain
      • Engine Capacity
        2,965 cc
      • Steering Wheel
        LHD
    • Weight and Capacities
      • Seats
        4
  • Contact Details

    DD Classics
    91-101 North Road Kew Richmond Surrey TW9 4HJ
    Telephone
    Opening Hours
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    Directions
  • Steering Wheel
    LHD
  • Transmission
    Automatic
  • Fuel Type
    Petrol
  • Year
    1973 (M)
  • Colour
    Blue Delta
  • Doors
    2
  • Engine Size
    3.0L
  • Seats
    4
  • Body Type
    Coupe
  • Interior Trim
    Tobacco
  • Emissions
    • Engine Euro Status
      0
  • Engine and Drivetrain
    • Engine Capacity
      2,965 cc
    • Steering Wheel
      LHD
  • Weight and Capacities
    • Seats
      4
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