Own­ing a Citroën SM

Classic Cars (UK) - - The Big Test -

‘You may have no­ticed the Gi­u­giaro badges on its front wings,’ says SM owner Simon Wolfe. ‘Well, I drove this car to a Citroën-maserati event in Italy, where I met Fabrizio Gi­u­giaro, son of Gior­getto and also a car de­signer. He gave me these badges – it turns out the SM was the first de­sign he worked on, as an un­der­study to Robert Opron.

‘You have to keep on top of the main­te­nance, es­pe­cially of the Maserati en­gine, but once the hy­drop­neu­matic sys­tem is well­sorted it doesn’t give trou­ble. I’ve cov­ered huge dis­tances in this.

‘How­ever, most don’t han­dle prop­erly, be­cause the sus­pen­sion was set up for the resin wheels but most don’t have them. I sourced these ones in France – they cost me £4000 each!’

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