CAR OF 1970 CITROËN SM

Classic Car Weekly (UK) - - 6-page Nostalgia Special -

The SM, idio­syn­crat­i­cally-styled by Robert Opron, was a long, sleek, dra­matic GT fea­tur­ing a fu­tur­is­tic in­te­rior that wouldn’t have dis­graced a 1970s sci-fi movie. Power came from a 2.7-litre (later 3.0-litre) V6 that was ef­fec­tively a Maserati V8 with two cylinders re­moved. Hy­drop­neu­mat­ics con­trolled the sus­pen­sion, speed-sen­si­tive steer­ing and brakes. Peu­geot took Citroën over in 1974, didn’t get the SM at all, and killed it off the fol­low­ing year.

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