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Citroën SM 50th Anniversary Celebration in France – plans are underway!

Citroën SM 50th Anniversary Celebration in France – plans are underway!

The Citroën SM Club de France has asked us to spread the word as they prepare for the 50th anniversary celebration of the SM from May 21-24, 2020.  We know the “Île de France" event will be based at a comfortable hotel with indoor parking approximately 50 kilometres north of Paris, in a 50 h ...
Two Stashed Away SMs and a CX Up For Auction in Michigan

Two Stashed Away SMs and a CX Up For Auction in Michigan

Jeff Begg was an engineer who worked for Dana Corporation, founded several manufacturing companies of his own and was known as bit of an automotive nut.The Marshall, Michigan, businessman hoarded vintage cars, motorcycles and parts at a rate nobody in his family suspected.Jeff BeggsWhen h ...
SM Emissions Control and Crankcase Ventilation

SM Emissions Control and Crankcase Ventilation

(Requires paid membership status to access).....If this SM’s engine bay looks somewhat odd, your eye has probably been drawn to the area of the oil filler neck and the piping that extends from just in front of it to either side of the engine. It is the pollution control apparatus – an arrangeme ...
Understanding the Various Types of Citroën SM

Understanding the Various Types of Citroën SM

(Requires paid member status to access.)Although the SM was only produced for 5 years, the configurations that Citroën offered in both Europe, Canada, the USA and abroad, as well as the modifications made to them over the years, often have would be buyers and owners alike scratching their heads wo ...
SM Wiring Woes in the Steering Column

SM Wiring Woes in the Steering Column

by George Klein.....(Requires paid member status to access.)Like the DS and the 2CV, headlights, running lights, ville lights, turn signal and horn controls are located on the steering column.And typically, with Citroën, the higher end models are more complex.None more so, and needing attention, t ...
Citroën SM Commands Top Dollar at Gooding & Co. Scottsdale Auction

Citroën SM Commands Top Dollar at Gooding & Co. Scottsdale Auction

While the majority of 125 classic cars featured at Gooding & Company's auctions on January 18 & 19 in Scottsdale, AZ sold for well below their estimated values, one notable exception was a 1971 Citroën SM that went for slightly over the $80,000 - $100,000 estimate at $105,280 US.One reason ...
Citroën SM 3.0L vs 2.7L Fan Size

Citroën SM 3.0L vs 2.7L Fan Size

by George Klein..... (Requires paid member status to access.)It only becomes apparent when one looks under the hood of a 3.0 litre engine equipped SM and compares the engine bay with one that has a 2.7 litre power-plant, that the radiator cooling fans on the 3.0 version are larger!3.0 litre fan (le ...
Unique SM Powered Motorcycle

Unique SM Powered Motorcycle

A custom motorcycle with Maserati power was featured on RideApart two days ago.Created by Chris Barber of Crossbreed Cycles, as you can see in the photo, it uses the V6 engine that Maserati developed for the Citroën SM and which was also used in the Maserati Merak.Chris chose the V6 engine for his ...
Choke Label Discovery on Citroën SM

Choke Label Discovery on Citroën SM

From the Did You Know Trivia dep't: .....For the US and Canadian market Citroën affixed a plate to cover the choke control symbol on the choke control knob in the SM.  Where you see the word 'CHOKE' in an SM, if you peel away that plate, you will see the original symbol undern ...
Classic Driver Provides Citroën SM Perspective

Classic Driver Provides Citroën SM Perspective

Classic Driver in UK announced a series of articles they will be featuring about over-engineered affordable classics.  For their first installment they chose, what else – the Citroën SM.  As they put it; "Without doubt one of the most beautifully engineered cars of all time, as well as ...
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