1971 Citroen SM
The Citroën SM is a high-performance coupé produced by the French manufacturer from 1970 to 1975. The SM placed third in the 1971 European Car of the Year contest, and won the 1972 Motor Trend Car of the Year award in the U.S.
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. At some stage in the 9 year project, it evolved from developing a faster variant of the 1955 DS to developing an entirely new, thoroughly engineered car - in terms of engineering effort, a replacement for the high volume DS model. Citroën purchased Maserati in 1968 with the intention of harnessing Maserati's high-performance engine technology to produce a true Gran Turismo car, combining the sophisticated Citroën suspension with a Maserati V6.
This example is presented in white with black leather interior, and is described by the vendor as being a very original example in very good condition. The car has only covered 9,000 Km in the last 30 years, having spent 15 years in a museum as part of a collection, and has been owned for the last 15 years by a dutch professor.
Note: This description is provided by the vendor and unless otherwise stated is 'Not Verified' by Barons or any person employed by Barons. Prospective purchasers are advised to satisfy themselves as to the accuracy of any statements made, whether they be statements of fact or opinion.
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