1973 Citroen SM 3.0L 5-Speed
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Final bid:$31,250
Categories: Non-Porsche
Auction type: ReserveEnded
17 bids, 14 comments

Vehicle Details


  • Year: 1973
  • Make: Citroen
  • Model: SM
  • VIN: 00SD0447
  • Mileage Shown: 65,385mi (5-digit odometer)
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Title Status: Clean
  • Color: Silver
  • Seller Type: Dealer (Consignment)
  • Location: Richmond Hill, ON L4C 0K2
  • Dealer Fees: None
  • Lot #: V-0034315

Representing the pinnacle of Citroën’s automotive innovation of the 1970s, the SM (reportedly short for Système Maserati) is a classic French sports car renowned for its avant-garde design, advanced technology, and impressive performance. This 1973 SD-series example is said to be one of just 600 units produced with a 3.0-liter engine and a 5-speed manual transmission. The subject of an extensive cosmetic and mechanical restoration and bare-metal refinish in silver, this example is now being offered for auction by its seller out of Canada.

Designed by Robert Opron, the SM presents a sleek and aerodynamic design characterized by a long low-slung body, fastback roofline, and rear fender skirts. Equipment includes US-specification headlights and turn signals, stainless-steel bumpers, a driver’s side mirror, rear fender skirts, and polished quad exhaust outlets. This example is said to have been refinished in its factory-specified shade of silver (AC095) in 2012 and the windshield is said to have been replaced as part of the refurbishment. It rides on 15” steel wheels with polished stainless-steel covers. Additional images are provided in the gallery along with photo documentation of the restoration.

The cockpit features brown leather upholstery which covers the front bucket seats, rear bench, door panels, and carpets. Equipment includes Jaeger instrumentation, a suspension-height lever placed to the left of the driver’s seat, a push-button AM/FM radio, an air conditioning system, power windows, and an upgraded self-canceling turn signal borrowed from a later model SM. Additionally, the window regulators are said to have been rebuilt as part of the refurbishment. All gauges, electronics, and accessories are reported to be working properly.

Power is derived from a 3.0-liter V6 engine which was developed in collaboration with Maserati, a subsidiary of Citroën at the time, and three Weber two-barrel carburetors. As much as 170 HP is sent to the rear wheels through a 5-speed manual transmission. Performance features include a hydropneumatic suspension system, self-centering power steering, an ANSA exhaust system, and four-wheel disc brakes with front inboard-mounted units. Service items prior to October 2022 are said to include replacements to the brake accumulator, hydraulic pump, suspension sphered, and height correctors. The seller also states that the timing chain has been replaced and a list of restoration items is provided in the gallery.

This sale will include a Canadian registration. 

Auction Results

  • Highest Bid: $31,250
  • Auction End: Sep 20, 2023 07:27:37PM UTC
  • Number of Bids: 17
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  • AlexBert (seller) 10 months, 1 weekago

    Thanks so Much for Comments & Bids. We are not that far to Reserve for what I truly believe to be the Nicest SM on the continent, probably the entire world. Unique Driving Experience, well sorted / Refurbished and improved to a High level better than New.

  • KopfBahl 10 months, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $31,250

  • Monaco 10 months, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $30,888

  • KopfBahl 10 months, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $29,500

  • Monaco 10 months, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $28,888

  • KopfBahl 10 months, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $28,000

  • Monaco 10 months, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $27,000

  • AlexBert (seller) 10 months, 1 weekago

    @Django2001 YES: You can definitely book a 1-Way Flight to YYZ ( Toronto Pearson International Airport ) and Drive this gem 💎 in Cape Cod. Same answer applies to SanDiego. Travelling for hours in extreme Comfort @ 200 kms. ( 124 mph ). Great program.

    Bullet in the Blue Sky.

  • Django2001 (registered bidder) 10 months, 1 weekago

    Can I fly in and drive home to Cape Cod, Massachusetts? Any issues that would prevent this that you know of.
    Thank you

  • carmaniak 10 months, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $26,750

  • FUG123 10 months, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $23,750

  • AlexBert (seller) 10 months, 1 weekago

    GoodMorning to All, few hours left on the Clock to become Owner of this Rare Bird in Fantastical Shape.

    Time to standUp on the Throttle to possibly grab the checkered Flag 🏁

    No sales taxes for 🇺🇸 residents.
    Seamless importation process.

    Last minute Questions, on this board, or Click Contact Seller. TYVM and Have a great day.

  • carmaniak 10 months, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $23,500

  • AlexBert (seller) 10 months, 1 weekago

    @fourheadlight Current owner ( second ) said He bought it from Original owner; resident of Canada.

  • FUG123 10 months, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $20,250

  • fourheadlight (registered bidder) 10 months, 1 weekago

    Originally a US car?

  • carmaniak 10 months, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $20,000

  • Unbridled2020 10 months, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $17,500

  • carmaniak 10 months, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $15,000

  • FUG123 10 months, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $12,250

  • vintage89 10 months, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $12,000

  • Unbridled2020 10 months, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $10,000

  • FUG123 10 months, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $5,000

  • AlexBert (seller) 10 months, 1 weekago

    @fourheadlight TYVM. Although We can’t compare common apples with exotic Cherimoyas, I would say this SM is in Tip Top Condition. The DS received the Attention of regular restorers, this SM received the consideration and Full cares of the Owner himself, SM specialist, The SM Gourou of Canada, many compares to Jerry Hathaway of the north, founder of SM World in Cali.

    The SM ( Sa Majesté / Her Majesty ) outruns de DS / ( Déesse / The Goddess) on ALL possible Aspect. A True Exotic Car. ( so called exotic cars Ferraris and Porsche of that Era are basic trucks ) compares to the sublimity of the SM.

    SM is the Real Deal. Really Robust and Reliable, When DRIVEN to be fully appreciated, and to keep the problems at Bay.

    BID. A lot. THIS is the One!

    PS: For the ones wanting to find the DS: Click AlexBert anywhere on this Page. It will lead You to the page of Past Listings. And Click Contact Seller for more private Conversations. Have. Fantastical day. I am applying finishing touch on the Video presentation.

  • fourheadlight (registered bidder) 10 months, 1 weekago

    Beautiful car! Condition of this one compared to the Citroen ds21 you had listed previously?

  • AlexBert (seller) 10 months, 1 weekago

    Typical Youtube Footage will Follow very Soon: Containing:

    ColdStart
    WalkAround
    Driving
    Drive By
    Squats 4 heights
    …and More Infos.

    Stay Tuned!

    PS: * THIS is the SM You were secretly Expecting *

    SM : Serie Maserati, or Sa Majesté. ( Her Majesty ) is Ready to Please Next Custodian.

    It’s Here.
    It’s Real.
    &
    It’s Spectacular.

  • AlexBert (seller) 10 months, 1 weekago

    @Alraf Part ✌️Following:

    Suspension and Hydraulics Update:

    New inner and outer boots on the drive shafts
    Replaced height correctors
    One new Ball joint
    Lubricated all four front suspension arms (yes it can be done)
    6 rebuilt spheres installed – 4 suspension, one pressure and one brake accumulator – yes I can rebuild and recharge them
    New suspension boots and cylinder seals on front and rear suspensions.
    Rebuilt LHM pump
    Rebuilt LHM regulator
    Steering rack rebuilt – perfect
    Replaced hydraulic lines where needed
    Rebuilt rear brake cylinder caliper.

    Engine and exhaust update

    New upper chains, adjusted valves
    Rebuilt clutch slave
    New original 3L Water pump seal – The 3L engine has a bras impeller
    Complete carb overhaul with all new carb parts
    Installed a Titus Pertronics electronic distributor
    Fresh gear shifter bushings
    Replaced one exhaust manifold
    Replaced muffler and installed ANSA exhaust pipes.
    New tires – 10 years ago. Includes original XWX Michelin spare tire.

    Interior

    Leather – original Tabac (brown) factory leather. In beautiful condition. Front seats are solid – no split seams. Rear seat repaired – re enforced with original SM brown leather from a spare seat to strengthen the top of the rear seat where the original thread came apart over the years.

    Carpet is original and in excellent condition.
    Original under carpet insulation replaced with new one.

    Solid clean dash.
    Original Citroen SM Radio

    Buyer will also receive
    Extra set of keys
    Complete printed and PDF parts and service manuals

    Buyer will also receive a free five suspension spheres recharge if needed within first year of purchase

    Feel free to contact me for additional info

  • AlexBert (seller) 10 months, 1 weekago

    @Alraf GoodMorning & Thanks for Asking. Here is a list of works done to restore former Glory of this SM and quite frankly to make it Even Better than New: buckleUp: note from Owner: Part 👆

    I’m a Citroen owner since 1972 and an SM owner since 1973. I still own my original 74 3L SM which will be also sold on BAT.

    When Citroen departed the NA market, many SM’s were abandoned in Canada. I have purchased many SM’s for parts and restorations. To date I have owned 10 SM’s.

    I’m not a repair shop – Just a Citroen SM enthusiast for over 50 years. I perform all my work in a cramped double garage. This 3L SM is one of my three remaining SM’s.

    Serial number 00SD0447 indicates a 3L engine size. One of 2619 built in 1973. This SD-series SM is one of just 600 3.0-liter examples built with a manual transmission. Purchased in Canada in 2010, I’m the second owner of this 73 SM. It is an accident and rust free car. Always winter stored, and driven to 65,000 miles only.

    The car has a completely rust free chassis and body panels. I have completely disassembled the body and interior, and re assembled with all new (NOS) or used SM parts
    and original nuts and bolts. This is one of the 5 SM restorations I have done over the years.

    Restoration from the front bumper to the rear.

    Remove front and rear bumpers and all SS (stainless Steel) trim and polished it.

    Strip original AC095 paint. You can see on the restoration images the inner door and floor panels show the original AC 095 paint.
    Current paint is the original formulation to the AC095 color . New paint job is 10 years old.

    Rejuvenated all original rubber trim.

    Removed radiator and all cooling hoses. Replaced with NOS ones. Installed flushed radiator
    Replaced oil cooler and hoses.
    Refurbished front light assembly.
    Rebuilt dual electric radiator fan motors.
    Removed and flushed heater core and installed rebuilt control valve.
    Degreased all electrical harness connectors.
    Fixed up all bulb sockets for proper ground etc. Installed LED light in the cluster
    Replaced windshield with new SM unit from Pilkington for Classics.
    Rebuilt AC airbox. Cleaned electric motor/blower.
    Installed new vacuum hoses.
    Installed new AC compressor
    Repaired clock – yes it can be done.
    Installed new headliner – I make my own.
    Doors disassembled, and all moving parts chemically cleaned.
    Window sliders and door locking mechanisms are like new.
    Rebuilt both window motors, installed bras gear in the window lift unit
    Re-chromed both door handles.
    Gas tank removed, cleaned and inside of tank re lined.
    New sending unit and filter on the pick up
    New fuel pump installed

    Suspension and Hydraulics Update:

    New inner and outer boots on the drive shafts
    Replaced height correctors
    One new Ball joint
    Lubricated all four front suspension arms (yes it can be done)

  • Alraf 10 months, 1 weekago

    What mechanical work was done during restoration? How is the suspension components working?

1973 Citroen SM 3.0L 5-Speed
Final bid: $31,250 Ended
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