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2020 – An Appropriate Year to Celebrate 2 Citroëns Introduced in 1970

2020 – An Appropriate Year to Celebrate 2 Citroëns Introduced in 1970

2020 marks 50 years since the introduction of the GS and the SM, arguably 2 of the most significant Citroëns since the introduction of the original DS.In August 1970 Citroën introduced the GS at the Paris Auto Show.1971 GSThe GS would go on to completely change the mid-size segment in its own uni ...
Citroën Eliminated from SM Displayed at Rétromobile

Citroën Eliminated from SM Displayed at Rétromobile

As we celebrate the entrepreneurial genius of André Citroën on his birthday today, February 5, (he was born in 1878), and the innovative company that he started over 100 years ago, the showcasing this week of the SM at the Salon Rétromobile in Paris, by DS Automobiles, takes on a metaphorical to ...
3 Citroëns Make Autocar’s New Top 100 List

3 Citroëns Make Autocar’s New Top 100 List

A whole 18 years have passed since Autocar assembled its original ‘100 Most Beautiful Cars’.Since then, new cars have been launched in this fresh century at a frenetic rate as manufacturers race to fill niches opened by crossovers and alternative powertrains.New firms have arrived, too, and not ...
Citroën SM and DS X E-TENSE to be Featured Models at Rétromobile 2020

Citroën SM and DS X E-TENSE to be Featured Models at Rétromobile 2020

In automotive circles, the SM, which celebrates its fiftieth anniversary in 2020, is the epitome of a “majestic” touring car. The SM is an attractive and outstanding example of the cooperation between the French and Italian manufacturers. In 1970 it reached the height of the avant-garde and gai ...
Classic Driver Profiles Jean-Michel Gallet from SM2A

Classic Driver Profiles Jean-Michel Gallet from SM2A

We wrote about the reworking SM2A does on the Citroën SM to create a contemporary supercar in our report on the 100th anniversary of Citroën celebration at La Ferté-Vidame, France last July.While you can read that here, Classic Driver just profiled Jean-Michel Gallet, founder of SM2A in a fascin ...
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 ...
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