For Sale: 1972 Citroen SM in Grand Rapids, Michigan

Vehicle 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.

Vehicle Details

  • 1972 Citroen SM
  • Listing ID: CC-1652560
  • Price: $24,900
  • Location:Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Year:1972
  • Make:Citroen
  • Model:SM
  • Exterior Color:Brown
  • Interior Color:Brown
  • Transmission:Manual
  • Odometer:66760
  • Stock Number:22GKM380
  • VIN:00SB8326
Listed By:
Garage Kept Motors
420 36th St. SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49548

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