The most majestic French failure ever

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. » 6/24/11 10:30am 6/24/11 10:30am

PCH, Challenging The King Edition: Citroën SM or Four Ferraris?

Welcome to Project Car Hell » 11/06/08 5:30pm 11/06/08 5:30pm, where you choose your eternity by selecting the project that's the coolest... and the most hellish! We all knew that the Nixonian Cadillac Fleetwood limo had no chance against a Citroën, and confirmed our assumptions. Citroën is tough to beat in a Project Car Hell Challenge, due to the…

PCH, No Escape From The SM Edition: One Citroen SM or Two Lancia…

Welcome to Project Car Hell » 10/07/08 5:20pm 10/07/08 5:20pm, where you choose your eternity by selecting the project that's the coolest... and the most hellish! Last time around, 64% of you opted for an eternity in the trunk of Coyote Shivers' 1984 Volvo DL rather than having your bodices ripped by Fabio's Lancia, according to the . But enough with…

Partially Restored Citroen SM For 10 Grand: Nice Price Or Crack Pipe?

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 ignition … » 8/15/08 6:00pm 8/15/08 6:00pm

Oslo Traction-Avant... Or Denver SM?

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 on… » 5/08/08 4:00pm 5/08/08 4:00pm

March Madness Narrowed To Sweet 16, Round 2 Of Voting Today

Well here we are, Round 2 of Jalopnik-style madness. After the first round of voting, we've eliminated half of the 32-car field. And there sure were some upsets; Parnelli Jones' Big Oly Bronco losing to some white Italian car being perhaps the most shocking. We even had a last minute buzzer-beater, with "Billy" beating… » 3/28/08 1:00pm 3/28/08 1:00pm

March Madness Begins, First Round Of Voting

Yesterday, we gave you the brackets. Today, the voting begins and Jalopnik-style March Madness ensues. If you haven't finalized your own bracket for the office pool just yet, hurry up! The field of 32 cars from the original 1974 film Gone In 60 Seconds is about to get narrowed down by your votes. At the end this round, … » 3/27/08 1:00pm 3/27/08 1:00pm