We are late finding this one, as the auction is ending in just 3 hours, but we had to feature it because Citroen SMs do not come along very often. With their quirky French styling and Maserati engine, there are few cars with more character. Find this one here on eBay out of San Jose, California with bidding at $11k.
That’s right, a Maserati V6 is powering the front wheels of this luxury cruiser. This particular car is claimed to only have had a couple of owners with the last one keeping it for 38 years. They racked up 69k miles, but over the years the car was replaced by modern machinery so it was left to sit in the garage.
Neglect caught up with this Citroen so the previous owner decided to part with it. The bad news is that it is not currently running and is going to need a lot of work to get back on the road. The good news is that it appears to be very original, even sporting its original paint. The interior looks decent and luckily this car is equipped with the five speed manual. Just pray that there are no major problems with that engine or hydraulic system. Notice the brake pedal.
They may not be everyone’s cup of tea, but we love ‘em. They are very smooth riding grand tourers with enough power to keep up in traffic. There are plenty of specialists out there and most of the the major faults can be rectified. Be sure you really love them though before pulling the trigger because this one is going to need a lot of time and money. If done right though, the end result will be well worth it.