1972 Citroen

SM $19,900

$19,900
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Description

1972 Citroen SM
- 2.7L V6
- 5 Speed Manual Transmission
- Factory Adjustable Suspension
- 66k Miles Shown (True Mileage Unknown
- Dark Brown Over Brown Interior

Noted as being a high-performance coupe that was produced by the French manufacturer Citroen, the SM was produced from 1970 through the 1975 model year. Although unusual for France, as luxury car production was heavily restricted in the country by post-World War II horsepower taxes, this coupe was the first response to the luxury/performance sector since the export-oriented Chrysler Hemi V8 engine Facel Vega in the late 1950s. Known as Citroen's flagship vehicle, the SM competed with high-performance GTs of the time from other nations and manufacturers, such as Jaguar, Lotus, Ferrari, Aston Martin, Alfa Romeo, Mercedes-Benz, and Porsche.

The SM provided a combination of comfort, sharp handling, and braking not available in any other car at the time. The magazine Popular Science reported that the SM had the shortest stopping distance of any car they had tested. Because the SM had a smaller 130kW (174 hp) engine than competitors, the acceleration was adequate rather than exemplary – some competitors were quicker.

The main export market for the SM was the U.S., where the market for personal luxury cars was much larger than in Europe. Competitors in the market included the Cadillac Eldorado, Lincoln Mark IV, and the Ford Thunderbird alongside Italian, British, and German imports.
Noted for sale here is a 1972 Citroen SM that bears a dark brown exterior over brown interior.
Displaying an extremely unique and space-age design, this SM is unlike anything else on the
market. Although the exterior paint may see fair, there is evidence of solvent pop on various areas.

There is also an unmatching pinstripe that only runs on the driver's door and quarter panel. Upon closer inspection, it does appear that the vehicle is missing body line trim pieces on both sides.

Inside the cabin is a brown leather interior that is complemented with a black headliner and dash. The front buckets and rear bench seat are clean but seem to be missing a softness that is usually associated with leather. The black headliner and dash appear well-kept. Unique to the SM is the center console mounted radio which is positioned between the driver and passenger.

Under the hood is a 2.7L V6 that is complimented by a 5-speed manual transmission. With an
engine compartment and chassis that show as stock, it can be understood that this vehicle is original
in nature. The odometer is noted as showing 66k miles but we cannot confirm if these are original miles. It is also noted that this vehicle is equipped with the pneumatic factory adjustable suspension. Included in the sale are an original owner's manual as well as a repair booklet.

If your collection is seeking a very unique, high-performance coupe, this Citroen SM might be the perfect fit. Although this example is not one of concours quality, this SM still has a lot of life left to live and enjoy. We hope that you don't overlook the potential that this vehicle truly has. Please call if interested. Thank you for looking.

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Specs

Basic

Year
1972
Make
Citroen
Model
SM
Miles
66,760
Vin
00SB8326
Stock
22GKM380

Engine

Engine Size
2.7L V6
Transmission Type
5 Speed Manual

Body

Body Color
Brown
Body Style
Coupe
Doors
2

Interior

Interior Color
Brown

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