1-Owner: ’73 Citroen SM
This was some kind of car back in the day. So much so, it won the Motor Trend Car of the Year Award. We know what unique cars Citroens are. That’s exactly why its fans are so passionate. And the SM is the most extreme and its fans the most passionate. We don’t mean extreme in a bad way. In fact, you have to hand it to Citroen for not caring how other car companies did things. They emulated no one. Brake pedals in regular cars? – oui. Brake pedals in Citroens? – non. They have a button shaped like a mushroom to do the job. And the suspension…Mon Dieu! Its hydraulic, pressurized to 2000psi. That creates an image for onlookers sort of like a camel getting up from an hours nap. Again, that doesn’t mean its bad, it means it’s a Citroen. If you really want an SM, you have to find the best one. Not the best one you can afford. You can’t have a budget and buy one of these. SM by the way, means Systeme Maserati, referring to the Maserati Merak V-6 nestled in the engine room. Today’s SM is a rare 5-speed, 1-owner car with 73,000 miles. It has metallic brown paint with chocolate leather interior. The interior needs a little work but looks spectacular. Because it is an original owner car, most of the books and paperwork have survived and that is rare with one of these. This could be the one you have been waiting for. The seller is asking $24,500. This will be a stretch even for this nice example. The highest priced sale we could find was a year ago and that was $23,000. Click here for the listing.