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… » 8/15/08 6:00pm 8/15/08 6:00pm

Even A Hydropneumatic Suspension Couldn't Hold All These Vintage…

Finding the Peugeot 403 brochure was nice, but we need a total overdose of vintage French car brochures! Fortunately, Mort555 came to the rescue, by sending us a tip about this Dutch site with dozens of beautifully scanned Citroën brochures from the 1950s through the 1980s. France, Spain, Finland, Germany, Italy- if… » 7/30/08 4:00pm 7/30/08 4:00pm

Porn Valley Citroen SM Drives To The Strip Mall Like Any Other Car!

When you spot a Citroën SM parked in front of a Starbucks in the San Fernando Valley (also known as the Pornography Capitol Of The Universe) and it's nighttime, what do you do? I'd set a huge gas-soaked tire fire on the pavement to provide enough light for photography, but LateralGPhotography had the gear and the… » 7/09/08 3:45pm 7/09/08 3:45pm

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… » 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"… » 3/28/08 1:00pm 3/28/08 1:00pm

Citroen SM Engine Removal? No Problem!

By the time this video was shot, Parts I through XXXVII of Citröen SM Engine Removal Hell had already taken place, and we're just going to see the glorious final act. Note that the entire front body has been removed, and it's obvious that getting that Maserati V6 out is still not gonna be easy. Yet, after much work...… » 3/05/08 11:45am 3/05/08 11:45am

PCH, Force de Frappe Edition: Simca 1000 GLS or Two Citroen SMs?

Well, the Jeep FC-150 obliterated the Spanish 2CV in yesterday's Choose Your Eternity poll, no doubt because even an Hecho en España label doesn't add enough weight on either side of the Cool/Hell scale when you're looking at a 2CV. However, we shouldn't start to thinking that France isn't a PCH superpower just… » 1/31/08 5:00pm 1/31/08 5:00pm

Project Car Hell: Jaguar XK-E or Citroen SM?

After presenting our readers with the soul-wrenching choice between two V12 Jaguars in last Friday's PCH (which, by the way, had the '87 beating the '76 by a comfortable margin in your poll vote), you'd think we'd take a break from British steel for a while. But, see, that isn't how Hell works- in Hell, the only way… » 9/10/07 5:00pm 9/10/07 5:00pm