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Citroen SM Garage Find

Citroen Sm Barn Find Rear

Update 12/31/11 – We finally heard back from the seller that this one went quick.

Update 7/27/11 – We have more information from the seller and an unbelievable low asking price!

Here is what the owner had to say about this great find, “The Spheres need recharging, and the system needs flushing, I have 2 or 3 gallons of LHM to do this.  The parts I bought for it include a rebuilt pressure regulator, a ‘disposable’ sphere for the regulator, four sphere diaphragms in case any of them need rebuilding (the other 5 spheres on the car are the original rechargeable/rebuildable type), the main chain and cam chains, the tensioner for the main chain, and a return line, which I believe the one from the steering rack to the regulator, which it needs (it split the last time it was run).  It did run, I drove it approx. 1/4 mile from where the truck unloaded it.  The A/C compressor had been replaced with a modern rotary unit, and an original Citroen oblong switch was added to the dash to switch it in and out, since it was originally hard-wired, and ran all the time.  It did blow cold when it was parked.  I’m asking $1,500.  I’m into it for much more than that, but I’m more interested in it going to a good home.” Contact us if you are interested and we will get you in touch with the seller!

Reader Leon G sent us this Citroen SM that a friend of his has hidden in his garage in Salem Oregon. This Citroen is in good shape and only has a few dents and dings here and there, which is surprising seeing as how tight this garage is. Leon says his friend is interested in selling the car, so if you’re interested please contact us.

Citroen Sm Barn Find Right Side

The passenger side of the car has a lot of junk piled up next to it, but the body still looks straight. We bet Leon had a fun time trying to squeeze between all that stuff to take this photo.

Citroen Sm Barn Find Engine

We don’t know whether the car runs or not, but this Maserati built V6 looks very clean. We hope it runs, because these engines can be costly to rebuild. The sale includes some new components for the hydro-pneumatic self-leveling suspension, but we don’t know if that means there are problems with the suspension or if they are just spares.

Citroen Sm Barn Find Interior

The interior looks good, but there are a few problem areas. The dash cover is cracked and the seats are starting show their age. Most of this interior just needs a good cleaning and could be used as is. The SM’s interior maybe as interesting as the exterior with its French styling.

Citroen Sm Barn Find Side

We don’t have a lot of info on this SM, but it looks to be in good shape. These cars were extremely advanced for their time and are becoming more valuable. We don’t know how much the seller is asking yet, but we will update the post as soon as we find out.


  1. Neil McElhannon

    I have loved these cars since I was 10 years old! I’m 54 now! Wish I could purchase this one!

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  2. Tim Read

    This is a true classic, few built, fewer still running, good pedigree and california car so not suffering from Citroens usual problem, love to know how much its on sale for.

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  3. Jim Rizer

    Owner says $1500.

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  4. Tom

    Reading parts of this, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Citro%C3%ABn_SMthis car is a beauty

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  5. Bill Shaw

    only $1,500!!

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  6. johndtitus

    Seller does not respond to e-mails, so I guess it must be gone.

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  7. Hank

    At that price somebody snapped it.

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  8. scott

    Too nice of a car to let perish. A competitor to the Mercedes, Volvo etc…

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