Code S: 1972 Citroen SM

The Citroen SM has always been little considered in the world of classic cars, perhaps for the fact that it was a Citroen in itself, perhaps for the fear of facing the maintenance or restoration of a “complex” car, perhaps for both reasons.

Yet when this car was unveiled in Geneva in March 1970, the opinions were all positive: the opinions of some automobile journalists who enjoyed this car for long stretches of highway at 120 mph in complete comfort were even enthusiastic. The comfort was obviously the fruit of the Citroen experience, the speed was thanks to the 2.7-liter Maserati V6 that fitted the car.

Over the years this car has fallen by the wayside and very few have taken on the burden of completely restoring a specimen: those who did it in the past knew that they would never recover the cost of the restoration. And then, this car: the owner has certainly not made an effort to describe it, but what we seem to see is a fully restored specimen inside and out, this car would certainly have deserved a more complete and accurate photoshoot, but it definitely deserves to be seen live. Find it for sale at €65,000 (today $78,500) here in Reggio Calabria, Italy.

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