Lot 136 - 1971 Citroën Maserati SM
|Chassis Number||00 SB 1577|
|Engine Number||102.021 C114/1|
|Odometer reading||14,211 km|
|Estimate||£38,000 - £44,000|
|Result||Sold - £34,000|
- Superb history folder
- Excellent condition throughout
In 1961, Citroën began work on 'Project S', a sports variant of the revolutionary Citroën DS. As was customary for the firm, many running concept vehicles were developed, increasingly complex and upmarket from the DS. Citroën purchased Maserati in 1968 with the intention of harnessing Maserati's high-performance V6 engine technology to produce a true Gran Turismo car combining the sophisticated Citroën suspension. The result was the Citroën SM, first shown at the Geneva Motor Show in March 1970 and which went on sale in France in September of that year. Factory produced cars were all left hand drive, although right hand conversions were available in the UK and Australia. The origin of the model name 'SM' is not completely clear. The 'S' may derive from the Project 'S' designation and the 'M' perhaps refers to Maserati, hence SM is often assumed to stand for ‘Systeme Maserati’ or ‘Sports Maserati’.
This Citroën Maserati SM is in magnificent condition and is surely one of the best examples available anywhere today. The grey paintwork is unmarked and the champagne cloth interior is pristine showing no sign of wear. The highly knowledgeable and fastidious vendor has advised us she drives extremely well with no known faults. Currently EU registered, the necessary documentation is in place should the new owner wish to register the car with the DVLA. A superb history folder accompanies this Citroën, all the original handbooks are present as is the toolkit. To drive a Citroën Maserati SM is a memorable experience, power, comfort and prestige all in one package. Any interested parties are advised to inspect this Citroën to ascertain for themselves the exceptional quality.
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