Owning a Citroën SM
‘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!’