We are sad to report that Andrew Brodie in London, UK passed away on August 30 as a result of a sudden heart attack. Andrew was one of the preeminent sources of knowledge for Citroën, particularly the SM, and maintained Andrew Brodie Engineering where he provided service, restoration and parts for the SM and DS and specialized in rebuilding Citroen SM & Maserati Merak engines.
In 2007 Andrew participated for the first time in a SM in the Regularity section of the classic French rally from Paris to Evian. We won first place with his team; Bob and Ann Linwood.
Andrew rests on his victory and on his SM
In 2012 Andrew got into the publishing business, offering a Citroën based travel adventure book ‘An Omelette and Three Glasses Of Wine: En Route with Citroëns’ that he was extremely proud of. 144 pages, 136 photos and in hardcover, the book was debuted at the 15th ICCCR in Yorkshire. [We mentioned it in the Spring 2013 issue of Citroënvie (page 21)].
ISBN-10: 0957344104, ISBN-13: 978-0957344105
Andrew was always willing to offer advice. Over the years he contributed many articles to Citroen publications, including one we published called “Rattles from the Front End: SM Anti-Roll Bar” in the spring 2005 edition of Citroënthusiast. Andrew is survived by his wife Janet.
I am very very sad to hear this news.
I met Andrew in 2008, as I bought through him the Monaco Sm, which he serviced and looked after for his friend Margaret. I drove the SM all the way through to Greece with no hesitation given that Andrew had just serviced her for me. Through Andrew I also managed to equip my sm with the lightweight RR wheels. Needless to say I bought his book “An Omelette and three glasses of wine” and gave it as a gift to many friends of mine.
Before the summer he was about to travel and he asked me to email him after September to discuss upgrading my sm to the ss spec. I just emailed him to receive back the sad news.
Such a clever, gentle and polite man.
I wish Andrew is happy and peaceful where he is now.
My sincere condolences to Janet
🙃Tragically🙃, I shared a ‘Batchelor Pad’ with Irish (RIP the irascible scoundrel) for many years pre-Jan time. Jan thought I was the worst influence ever bestowed on him (and still does)! We did indeed get up to many hilarious japes including rebuilding his first 2.7L V6 4 Cam SM engine in the lounge (white car which my late ex-father-in-law bought against my advice, dropped a ladder on, and ex-wife drove and flogged whilst preggers with our first child). 😇 I will miss his boundless enthusiasm for the eccentrically elegant elements of our universe. 😇