The most advanced automobile of its era, the Citroën SM combined the French automaker’s legendary technology with the fine performance of a Maserati Engine. The Maserati V-6 was mounted in the front of the car, situated behind the front axle predicting the “front mounted mid-engine” layout that would be utilized decades later in other super cars. With triple Weber carburetion the SM was capable of reaching 140mph! Citroën’s famous pneumatic suspension, which could be adjusted to suit the road surface, and brakes ensured a cloud-like ride and stupendous stopping power. The SM’s bodywork was so aerodynamic that rain simply slipped off the windshield with speed. The result was a superb handling, adequately powered, GT Coupe with plenty of room for four! At the time it was the fastest front-wheel-drive automobile available. When British comedian Paul Daniels was pulled over for speeding in his SM he attempted to amuse the police officer by moving the suspension lever back and forth, causing the car to move up and down, and saying, “It’s out of breath and panting.”
Upon it’s debut, the SM was adored by automotive journalists and race car drivers alike. It drew in a diverse group of personalities such as the Shah of Iran, Ethiopian Emperor Haile Selassie I, Celebrities Cheech & Chong, “Bonanza” actor Lorne Greene, and musicians Carlos Santana and The Rolling Stones all of whom understood the appeal. Between 1970 and 1975, 12,920 were made, of which only 2,400 were originally delivered to the United States.
This example is finished in stunning Beige Tholonet Metallic with a beautiful black interior. It has recently been serviced by a marquee specialist and is ready to drive and enjoy. This SM comes well-equipped with nearly every available option including the rare factory automatic 3-speed transmission and air conditioning as well as the original tools and jack. Ready to make an investment that you can actually enjoy? According to Motortrend, the classic car market has recently shown more growth than hedge funds with projected returns of 161% after five years and a whopping 467% after a decade. Please contact one of our expert sales consultants for more information. They will be happy to give you a complete walk-around, supply you with a more detailed description, and answer any questions that you may have. Bid with confidence; this is an incredible opportunity to acquire a beautiful driver-quality Citroen.
High Retail: $38,400.00
High Retail Value
This vehicle would be in excellent condition overall. It could be a completely restored or an extremely well maintained original vehicle showing very minimal wear. The exterior paint, trim, and mechanics are not in need of reconditioning. The interior would be in excellent condition. Note: This value does not represent a “100 Point” or “# 1” vehicle *.* “100 Point” or “# 1” vehicle is not driven. It would generally be in a museum or transported in an enclosed trailer to concourse judging and car shows. This type of car would be stored in a climate-regulated facility.
Daniel Schmitt & Co. is located in beautiful and historic St. Louis, Missouri. Our dealership spans 4 acres, boasts 3 luxurious showrooms, a state-of-the-art service department, a world-class restoration facility, and is only minutes away from Lambert International Airport. While we offer our cars for online sale and auction, we do also encourage you to visit our beautiful classic car showroom!
Family owned and operated for over 50 years, we are a classic and luxury car gallery, committed to delivering some of the rarest, highest-quality classic cars, to customers worldwide. Throughout the years, our classic car dealership has built its reputation as one of the most trusted providers of classic cars to enthusiasts, collectors or investors. We offer truly unique and beautiful motorcars for sale.
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Daniel Schmitt & Company has described the above-mentioned vehicle to the best of our ability. However, as with all pre-owned automobiles, the condition is subjective, and we recommend that the potential buyer fly out to inspect, as well as test drive any of our vehicles before finalizing their purchase. If it is not feasible for you to personally perform an inspection, we will gladly help facilitate an inspection by an independent service center of your choice and will make delivery arrangements of the vehicle for this purpose. All vehicles are sold in “AS IS” condition. Extended warranty options are available on most vehicles. Please be advised that no verbal statements concerning any vehicle constitutes a representation or warranty of said vehicle. Our goal is to provide you with the best service and buying experience as possible. All purchases include an additional $385 processing fee which covers the processing of paperwork, pre-vehicle delivery costs, FedEx shipping fees, and a 30-day temporary registration plate so that the vehicle can be driven prior to the title transfer. (ATTENTION INTERNATIONAL BUYERS: Please be aware that you will be responsible for the Federal Reserve fee(s) charged for all incoming wires).
In regards to winning bidders and Buy It Now customers: All winning bidders and Buy It Now bidders are encouraged to fly out and personally inspect the vehicle. If you deem the vehicle is not as represented upon personal inspection, we will not only refund your deposit, but will also reimburse your airfare at the cost of a coach ticket. Feedback must be left at the time of delivery upon final inspection.
Pertaining to non-eBay winners: Anyone who has provided a deposit but whose purchase is still pending, please note that said vehicle will not be held and is subject to being sold at any time until all contingencies are removed and the purchase order is signed.
The advertised mileage represents the actual miles when the car was posted online. These vehicles are test-driven and actual mileage may vary at the time of sale.
All used vehicles should be assumed to have some degree of wear. We do not manufacture our product. Each vehicle’s brand has its strengths, styles, tendencies, and shortcomings. Despite our best efforts to verify a vehicle’s mechanical condition, we are not able to warranty a manufacturer’s workmanship or a previous owner’s diligence in care of said vehicle. Due to this reason, all vehicles are sold “AS IS”. There are no mechanical guarantees, expressed or implied.
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