1972 Citroen SM

Lot: 892

Sold for (£): Unsold
Offered for sale is a 2.7L 1972 Citroen SM manual that has been with the current owner for the last 21 years. Coming with an extensive history file, this lot's condition scores 86 / 135.

Classic Car Auctions says:

Citroen's Flagship GT developed from their marriage to Maserati...


  • Dramatically styled two-door, four-seat, front-wheel-drive coupé with 'Hydropneumatic'  suspension
  • Powered by a 2670cc Maserati, four-cam, 90-degree V6 producing 180bhp at 6,250rpm
  • Originally registered in Canada and imported to the UK in 1990
  • Owned by our vendor since 1996, it was in long-term storage for 11 years
  • Fully recommissioned in the UK, much by the knowledgeable Andrew Brodie, with extensive documentation
  • The SM is complex and innovative which is probably why they continue to generate such interest 

Lot Details

Registration: GEL 338L RHD/LHD: Left Hand Drive
Year: 1972 Engine size: 2.7L
Make: Citroen Odometer reading (miles): 80595
Model: SM MOT expiry: 2018-10-05
Warranted: No Chassis number: 00SB 9286

Vendor Condition Report

Overall: 86 / 135


Bodywork: Glass:
Paint: Chrome:


Good original condition


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Dashboard: Boot:


Seats & carpet have some age-related fading & wear


Components: Starting:
Appearance: Running:


2670cc Maserati, four-cam, 90-degree V6 producing 180bhp at 6,250rpm. Thorough service history since in the UK includes work done by Andrew Brodie.


Gears: Drive-shaft:

Running Gear

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Vehicle History


Begun in 1961, 'Project S' emerged from Citroën's requirement to develop a sports variant of the revolutionary DS. As was customary for the quirky French firm, many running concept vehicles were developed with increasingly complex and upmarket features to differentiate the 'sports' project from the popular DS. The acquisition of Maserati by Citroën in 1968 was motivated by the possibility of harnessing Maserati's high-performance engine technology to produce a true Grand Tourer, combining the sophisticated Citroën suspension with the power of a Maserati V6.

GEL 338L was in dry storage from 2003-2015 whilst I was living in the USA. On its return, it was thoroughly recommissioned. Thorough service history since being in the UK includes work done by Andrew Brodie.

About the Condition Report

A lot's condition report is compiled based on information provided to CCA by the vendor of the lot. CCA has no access to lots prior to a sale but does review its condition on the day of the sale. CCA strongly recommends viewing a lot prior to a sale as it cannot guarantee the accuracy of the information provided.
Poor Numerous faults / Extensive damage / Many missing parts / Project or donor car
Fair Basic condition / Requires attention mechanically & cosmetically / Some damage / Some missing parts
Good Every-day useable classic car / Driven & enjoyed / Commensurate with age & mileage / Drives and looks as it should / Some vehicle history
Very good Almost pristine / Mechanically & cosmetically sound / Driven only occasionally / Extensive vehicle history
Excellent Pristine / Original / Documented nut & bolt ground-up restoration / Stored professionally / Trailered only / Complete vehicle history