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1973 Citroën SM European Coupe Leather Seats

Posted Apr 06, 2024 | Hits
Make: Citroen
Model: SM
Country: USA
Region: LA
City: New Orleans
Zip: 70119
Body Style: Coupe
Year: 1973
Mileage: 112835 Miles
Transmission: Manual
Fuel: Gasoline
Doors: 2
Color: White
Engine: 2.7 litre fuel injected
Condition: Used
I purchased this car in 2017. I have performed 'routine' maintenance (wanting a good starting point new suspension & brake spheres, brake light switch, water pump seal, thermostat and general cleanup) and have enjoyed driving her about 2,500 miles. The fuel injected (Bosch D-Jetronic), 5-speed cars offer much improved drive-ability at lower engine speeds which when coupled with higher toque & power and oh my, that sound with the stainless exhaust and European manifolds - see photos.

During previous owner's (Pierre) stewardship he undertook to improve the car's reliability and hence added an ammeter, an oil pressure gauge, a manual override switch for the cooling fans (auto funtion still functions automatically), separate relays and fuses likewise were added for each major lighting circuit. The headlights were changed to round Cibies due to Pierre's aggravation with the lack of availability & cost of the original rectangular units. All the original carriages & mechanism for automatic headlight turning and likewise horizontal headlight aiming has been retained and is fully functional as originally designed. In fact a return to the original rectangular lights would not be a major undertaking. Pierre having heard the tale of woe regarding the cam chains installed a double Mercedes cam drive setup and tensioner - a great comfort to me. The only other additions are the extra Cibie amber fog lamps and a solid state ignition which was installed while leaving the original mechanical system left in place as a backup - the back-up wiring is even provided (look closely the blue wires in the engine photo are not connected).

All modifications have engineering documentation (the difference between art & science) - many special tools & spares are included(such as a test board and a spare EFI control module.

Virtually no oil or water consumption - oil pressure hot idle 40 psi, other engine speeds it remains over 70 psi.

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