1973 Citroen SM 5-Speed Manual
|Ext. Color||Gris nacré Grey Metallic|
|Int. Color||Black Leather|
Citroen acquired Maserati, in part due to a desire to create a high-performance halo car, The result was the Citroen SM, which debuted in 1970. The SM used a Maserati four-cam V-6 (later used in the Merak), which was placed in a front-wheel-drive coupe. The result was a four-seat GT capable of 140 mph and 0-60 times of 8.6 seconds.
Keeping in tune with the Citroen DS, the SM was packed with cutting edge technology. Most notable were the precise variable assist power steering, a slippery profile, rain-sensing wipers, and all manner of hydro-pneumatic driven systems: self-leveling suspension and headlights (advanced features despite being used on the DS in 1955), and inboard front disc brakes. The engine was initially an all-alloy 2.7-liter V-6 that produced 170 hp. A 180-hp, 3.0-liter V-6 was also available for a time during the model’s production run. Both 5-speed manual (later used in the Lotus Esprit) and 3-speed automatic transmissions were available.
French high style of the day. Thickly bolstered leather seats, a single-spoke steering wheel, and stylized gauges and other accoutrements stand out from other cars of the day. Fewer than 13,000 were built during its 5-year run, and the SM had to hastily exit the U.S. market in 1974 as the car could not be modified to meet crash mandates. Citroen later declared bankruptcy a year later, at which point the SM was axed.
This Example runs and drivers very well and yes the suspension is in good working order. Grey metallic paint shows nicely with few imperfections. The Black leather has some wear on the door panels no tears or rips. The seldom seen 5 Speed manual transmission shifts with ease as you cruise down the road. Recent service includes oil change, turn signal lenses and bulbs, and new fuel filter. Original Citroen service manual and air cleaner included with the sale.