1971 CITROEN SM
A superb low ownership carburettor SM with leather and many upgrades.
We are facilitating the sale of this car on behalf of a customer.
History of this Car
Our SM was supplied new to Italy in 1971, Italy being the biggest export market for this model. We bought this SM in 2014 from the second owner, Gianfranco Pereno, a master carpenter living in the Cuneo province of northern Italy, close to the French border.
He acquired the SM in 1986 and used it enthusiastically on Club Italia SM rallies, although most of the time it was stored in his workshop next to his production of hand made chess games.
We imported the SM into the UK in 2014 sourcing it for its original, sound condition. We sold the car to the current owner. He has continued to improve the SM entrusting the car to Citroen Maserati specialist Brodie Engineering; recent works totalling £7000 include a SS valve upgrade, new cylinder head gaskets, rebuilt gearbox and new clutch, and the car is only being made available due to a house move.
The body on our car, having always lived in Italy, is in remarkably good, sound condition. Our SM was originally blanc meije (code AC088), and has had a photo documented windows out repaint in this original colour. At the time, the opportunity was taken to change the number plate light for the French type stainless steel housing, so much nicer than the US spec parallel plastic lights fitted as standard to all Italian market cars.
The chassis is in exceptional condition, with factory undercoating throughout, and areas such as the vulnerable front valance are without damage.
The glass is all good, the trim all complete and in fine condition.
Our car has recently had the following mechanical work performed, in addition to general servicing:
Stainless steel exhaust system fitted
New clutch assembly
Replacement SS valves, new head gaskets
Replacement coils, points, plugs, HT leads
Replacement oil cooler hoses
Jack shaft and couplings replaced
New air ducting
Replaced main accumulator and spheres
This is a feature of our car, finished in sought after Tabac leather, which is nicely patinated. The headlining and carpets are original, and our car is fitted with a rare dealer optional Autovox flush fit radio and electric aerial, with a separate Philips cassette player.
Good clean condition, toolkit and spare wheel are all in place.
Supplied with a nice tailored and branded car cover, ACI certificate, original owner’s manual, dealer directory, dealer document pouch and original keys in a rare Maserati branded grained leather key pouch.