Was there ever a manual Citroen SM?

Was there ever a manual Citroen SM?

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RDMcG

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13,935 posts

155 months

Wednesday 13th November
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I have always had a hankering for one of these beautiful but wallet-clearing cars. I assume they are all auto but wanted to check. Grateful for any info.

Jimmy Recard

15,855 posts

127 months

Wednesday 13th November
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Yes, I believe there was a five speed manual but most were auto in North America. I don’t know what the split was though. Plenty of the total in Europe were manual

Edited by Jimmy Recard on Wednesday 13th November 20:28

aeropilot

19,098 posts

175 months

Wednesday 13th November
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RDMcG said:
I have always had a hankering for one of these beautiful but wallet-clearing cars. I assume they are all auto but wanted to check. Grateful for any info.
No, they are all mostly 5-speed manual.

Of the almost 13,000 cars built, only just under 1700 of those were auto's.


RDMcG

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155 months

Wednesday 13th November
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Excellent to hear. Many thanks.

Not a rare car and probably not a car to invest in, but I think they are gorgeous,and might take the plunge on a good one.

AMGSee55

189 posts

50 months

Wednesday 13th November
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The gear lever and selector mechanism is worth the admission price alone!


P5BNij

4,535 posts

54 months

Thursday 14th November
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These two books are well worth having if you don't already have them...

https://www.amazon.co.uk/SM-Citroen-Maserati-engin...

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Citroen-1970-1975-Limited...

The moor I learn about them and talk to owners of them, the less frightened I am of wanting to own one!


S100HP

10,420 posts

115 months

Thursday 14th November
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RDMcG said:
Excellent to hear. Many thanks.

Not a rare car and probably not a car to invest in, but I think they are gorgeous,and might take the plunge on a good one.
I'd disagree with that statement. Values are only going one way.

aeropilot

19,098 posts

175 months

Thursday 14th November
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S100HP said:
RDMcG said:
Excellent to hear. Many thanks.

Not a rare car and probably not a car to invest in, but I think they are gorgeous,and might take the plunge on a good one.
I'd disagree with that statement. Values are only going one way.
Two very nice ones for sale in UK at the moment including the '73 Motor road test car.

https://www.carandclassic.co.uk/car/C1159608

And this lovely one......both with the rare resin wheel options as well.

https://www.carandclassic.co.uk/car/C1144223

smile


magpie215

2,644 posts

137 months

Thursday 14th November
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I know of one sat rotting away....bit of a shame really.

vixen1700

11,532 posts

218 months

Thursday 14th November
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It's the one car I want for my garage when we move to France. smile

LeoSayer

5,914 posts

192 months

Thursday 14th November
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Probably the first car I was really obsessed by as a child in the 70s and I'm still obsessed now.

They are drop dead gorgeous.

P5BNij

4,535 posts

54 months

Thursday 14th November
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I couldn't take my eyes off this one at the NEC at the weekend...


vixen1700

11,532 posts

218 months

Thursday 14th November
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LeoSayer said:
Probably the first car I was really obsessed by as a child in the 70s and I'm still obsessed now.

They are drop dead gorgeous.
Mine too. hehe

Sat in one at the Earl's Court Motorshow in 1972 when my dad was ordering his first car, a GS.

I was six and it blew me away.

Have a picture of a very uncool me around 1974 (in a rally jacket) standing next to a RHD one at some racing circuit in deepest, darkest Essex.

^^^^^

Edited to say, was that Mike Brewer's green SM?

Edited by vixen1700 on Thursday 14th November 14:06

irocfan

21,298 posts

138 months

Thursday 14th November
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P5BNij said:
I couldn't take my eyes off this one at the NEC at the weekend...

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mario64

59 posts

120 months

Thursday 14th November
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aeropilot said:
S100HP said:
RDMcG said:
Excellent to hear. Many thanks.

Not a rare car and probably not a car to invest in, but I think they are gorgeous,and might take the plunge on a good one.
I'd disagree with that statement. Values are only going one way.
Two very nice ones for sale in UK at the moment including the '73 Motor road test car.

https://www.carandclassic.co.uk/car/C1159608

And this lovely one......both with the rare resin wheel options as well.

https://www.carandclassic.co.uk/car/C1144223

smile
I passed on one for sale at £6k about ten years ago. It certainly seems like prices are going up to me...

P5BNij

4,535 posts

54 months

Thursday 14th November
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vixen1700 said:
LeoSayer said:
Probably the first car I was really obsessed by as a child in the 70s and I'm still obsessed now.

They are drop dead gorgeous.
Mine too. hehe

Sat in one at the Earl's Court Motorshow in 1972 when my dad was ordering his first car, a GS.

I was six and it blew me away.

Have a picture of a very uncool me around 1974 (in a rally jacket) standing next to a RHD one at some racing circuit in deepest, darkest Essex.

^^^^^

Edited to say, was that Mike Brewer's green SM?

Edited by vixen1700 on Thursday 14th November 14:06
I think the green one is Mike's, it's been at the NEC at least twice now. Beautiful example inside and out.

As if by magic, Earls Court in October '72...



More of Mike's car...













Saw this one at the Bicester Scramble in the Summer...







The Geneva launch in 1970...











Mike Hailwood had one for a few years and loved it...



Nyree Dawn Porter drove a gorgeous blue one in 'The Protectors', it's still about (she also drove an NSU Ro80)...







Apologies for the visual onslaught hehe

Edited by P5BNij on Thursday 14th November 15:22

vixen1700

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218 months

Thursday 14th November
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Not quite as cool. hehe

Those mirrors. eek

RDMcG

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Thursday 14th November
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The pics are increasing my resolve..

magooagain

3,303 posts

118 months

Thursday 14th November
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RDMcG said:
The pics are increasing my resolve..
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RDMcG

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Thursday 14th November
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magooagain said:
Many thanks! I will check North America first but no interest in the horrible US spec cars with the horrible front ends. There are some Euro spec cars here and there.







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