Futuristic Jetsons-like styling, adjustable suspension, turning headlights, and a manual gearbox unlike anything you’ve ever seen before. Sound like the future? How about a 1973 Citroën SM.
There’s the photo of us getting gas in Ojai yesterday while making our trek to Pebble Beach. We freaked out a ton of kids and onlookers with our collection of amazing (borrowed cars). If you live between Carmel and anywhere else, just walk out and look at the roads.
While we're all very happy to see BMW pushing legislators for carbon fiber wheels to reach the (wealthy) masses, let's not forget that once again it was the French who came up with the idea first, because racing of course.
Welcome to Used Car Face Off, where we find two similar or similarly priced used cars and ask you which one you would buy. Choose wisely!
The Citroën SM is a phenomenal and stylish machine that often gets overshadowed by its predecessor, the DS. That's a shame. Not only is it an amazing car, it's better than any smartphone. Let Opposite Lock's -AMATEUR explain why that's the case.
You can't really be a gearhead if you don't love Citroën. I'm not saying you have to buy one, but you have to at least appreciate the gonzo-ass cars that have rolled off their assembly lines over the years, like the 2CV, the DS, and more recently, the C6. Beautiful, bizarre, unique and high-tech.
What is it with the French and their magnificent market failures? This is the Citroën SM Opéra, a galactic market failure which makes galactic market failures like the Renault Avantime (total made: 8,557) look positively submicroscopic. For this, to be specific, is one of the eight Citroën SM Opéras ever made.
Don’t you just hate the French sometimes? To top all those ludicrous meals and silk scarves, their presidents used to ride in a drop-top Citroën SM.
The Art Deco love child of Citroën and Maserati is long gone, dead and buried like its contemporary the Concorde. But have we really lost the need for a grand tourer with speed and style in spades?
What better way to reintroduce the modern motorist to the joys of vehicular self-maintenance than with well-endowed women with fake French accents showing how to change the oil on a Citroën SM? NSFW
Go to Detroit and you will expect to see muscle cars, American classics, hot rods, the odd Lamborghini, but you will not expect to see Robert Opron’s rolling spaceship from 1970.
92% of you went with the "Crack Pipe" choice in yesterday's Nice Price Or Crack Pipe poll, but we think today's car might produce somewhat less lopsided results. We've found a 1973 Citroën SM- a car that always wins a Project Car Hell challenge- with fresh paint, a bunch of new parts... and some very intimidating…
After seeing some old Citröens down on the Oslo street yesterday, Denver's Kitt ran right out and shot a Citröen in her neighborhood. And not just a garden-variety DS or 2CV- this here is a genuine JFG-worthy SM! Looks like this one may be paying one of its all-too-common visits to the shop, but it's still alive and…