1972 Citroën SM

Ascot Racecourse, United Kingdom



1972 Citroën SM

In 1961, Citroën began work on 'Project S', a sports variant of the revolutionary Citroën DS. As was customary for the firm, many running concept vehicles were developed, increasingly complex and upmarket from the DS. Citroën purchased Maserati in 1968 with the intention of harnessing Maserati's high-performance V6 engine technology to produce a true Gran Turismo car combining the sophisticated Citroën suspension. The result was the Citroën SM, first shown at the Geneva Motor Show in March 1970 and which went on sale in France in September of that year. Factory produced cars were all left hand drive, although right hand conversions were available in the UK and Australia. The origin of the model name 'SM' is not completely clear. The 'S' may derive from the Project 'S' designation and the 'M' perhaps refers to Maserati, hence SM is often assumed to stand for ‘Systeme Maserati’ or ‘Sports Maserati’.
This Citroën Maserati SM is in delightful condition, the gold paintwork is in good order and is complemented with a tobacco leather interior. The fastidious vendor has advised us that this impressive Citroën drives extremely well. He also informs us that on one of the cars first outing under his tenure which was to a Citroën X rally at Burghley House his stunning example was awarded ‘Best of Show’, and he only went for a day trip! The file for this SM contains various servicing bills and shows that in 2016 the interior carpets were completely replaced. To drive a Citroën Maserati SM is a memorable experience, power, comfort and prestige all in one package and LAF 875L is no exception. Offered to auction with a V5C registration document, interested parties are advised to inspect this Citroën to ascertain for themselves the fantastic value of this iconic car.
  For sale by auction on Sunday 18 April 2021 with Historics Auctioneers, Call 01753 639170


  • Size2.7L


  • TypeAuto


  • TypePetrol


  • ColourGold
  • Body typeCoupe


  • Owners1

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