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1972 Citroen SM Prototype Coupé

  • Coachwork by Frua
  • Chassis Number: 101
This vehicle was built by the Italian Carrozzeria Frua in 1971 using SM mechanical components. It was first displayed at the Geneva Salon in March of 1972. At that time Citroen owned Maserati and this prototype bore a resemblance to the Maserati Khamsin. The Khamsin had made its introduction at the 1972 Turing Auto Show and wore coachwork by Bertone. A production model was introduced at a year later at the Paris Motor Show. The Khamsin was powered by a V8 engine whereas the Citroen SM had a 90-degree Maserati V6 engine.

In 1968, Maserati was bought by Citroen, mainly to acquire the engine technology for its new top-of-the-line Gran Turismo coupe. Introduced in 1970, the SM (Serie Maserati) came with Maserati's engine knowledge along with Citroen's advanced chassis technology, featuring DS-style hydro-pneumatic self-leveling suspension, power-assisted all-round disc brakes, self-centering steering and steered headlamps. The SM class-leading drag coefficient enabled it to reach 140 miles-per-hour, making it the fastest front-wheel-drive car at the time.

After Citroen was purchased by Peugeot in 1975, production of the SM came to an end.

The Frua Citroen SM Prototype was shown at the Geneva Auto Show in 1972 and 1973, and at the 1973 International Motor Show in Barcelona, Spain. It then passed into private ownership in Spain before coming into the care of its current owner in Italy in the late 1980s. In 2011/2012, the car was given a partial restoration. The car displays a total of 41,946 kilometers on the odometer.

In 2012, the car was offered for sale at the Monaco sale presented by Bonhams. The car was estimated to sell for €140,000 - 180,000 but bidding failed to satisfy the vehicle's reserve. It would leave the auction unsold.

By Daniel Vaughan | Jul 2012

2012 Bonhams - The Monaco Sale 'Les Grandes Marques à Monaco'

Pre-Auction Estimates :
€140,000-€180,000 
Lot was not sold

2011 H & H - Pavilion Gardens

Lot was not sold

1972 Citroen SM Auction Sales

Recent Sales of the Citroen SM

(Data based on Model Year 1972 sales)
1972 Citroën SM Coupé
Chassis#: 00SB6605
Sold for USD$40,315
  2024 Bonhams : Goodwood Festival of Speed
 
1972 CITROEN SM
Chassis#: 00SB9352
Sold for USD$57,120
  2023 Gooding & Company : Pebble Beach
 
1972 Citroën SM Coupe
Chassis#: 01SB0189
Sold for USD$35,840
  2023 Bonhams : The Greenwich Auction
 
1972 Citroën SM
Chassis#: 00SB5531
Sold for USD$92,945
  2023 Artcurial : Retromobile
 
1972 CITRÖEN SM COUPE
Chassis#: 01SB0019
Sold for USD$44,800
  2022 Bonhams : Scottsdale Arizona
 
1972 Citroën SM Land Speed Racer
Chassis#: SB 5805
Sold for USD$203,500
  2021 Gooding : Geared Online : Scottsdale Auction
 
1972 Citroën SM Carburateurs
Chassis#: 00SB5496
Sold for USD$47,947
  2020 Artcurial Motorcars : Monaco
 
1972 Citroen SM
Chassis#: 586758
Sold for USD$3,967
  2019 H & H Classic Car
 
1972 Citroen SM
Chassis#: 00SD0919
Sold for USD$45,100
  2019 Mecum : Monterey
1972 Citroen SM image  1972 Citroen SM image  
1972 Citroën SM
Chassis#: 00SB8050
Sold for USD$42,560
  2019 Bonhams : Quail Lodge Auction
 
1972 Citroen SM
Chassis#: 01SB0102
Sold for USD$33,600
  2019 Bonhams : Quail Lodge Auction
 
1972 Citroën SM Coupé
Chassis#: 00SB8322
Sold for USD$49,582
  2019 Bonhams : Les Grandes Marques du Monde au Grand Palais
 
1972 Citroën SM Coupe
Chassis#: 00SB5023
Sold for USD$46,750
  2018 RM Sothebys : Hershey
 
1972 Citroën SM
Chassis#: 00SB8034
Sold for USD$26,950
  2018 RM Auctions : Auburn Fall
 
1972 Citroen SM
Chassis#: 01SB0102
Sold for USD$83,600
  2018 Gooding & Company : Pebble Beach
 
1972 Citröen SM
Chassis#: AC7200SB4954
Sold for USD$95,200
  2018 Bonhams : Quail Lodge
1972 Citroen SM image  
1972 Citroën SM Carburateurs
Chassis#: 00SB6731
Sold for USD$138,719
  2018 Artcurial : Retromobile
 
1972 Citroen SM Coupe
Sold for USD$29,700
  2018 Russo & Steele : Scottsdale
 
1972 Citroën SM
Chassis#: 00SB5912
Sold for USD$26,274
  2017 Historics at Brookland
 
1972 Citroen SM
Sold for USD$36,300
  2017 Russo & Steele : Scottsdale Az
 

Citroen SMs That Failed To Sell At Auction

1972 Citroen SM's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1972 Citroën SM00SB80342022 Broad Arrow Auctions : West Palm Beach $40,000$50,000
1972 Citroën SM00590077742021 RM Sothebys : Open Roads April 2021 $50,000$60,000
1972 Citroen SM00SB64692020 RM Sothebys : Auburn Fall Auction $45,000$55,000
1972 Citroën SM Coupe00SB64692020 RM Sothebys : Driving Into Summer $50,000$60,000
1972 CITROEN SM COUPE 2019 McCormick's # 66$34,000  
1972 CITROEN SM COUPE00SD09192018 McCormick's # 65$39,000  
1972 Citroen SM00SD09192018 Mecum : Los Angeles$40,000  
1972 Citroen SM 3.0-Litri Coupé00SD14732017 Bonhams : The Padua Auction $25,000$30,000
1972 Citroen Coupe 2016 Russo & Steele : Arizona   
1972 Citroën Maserati SM00SB549202015 Historics at Brookland $31,000$36,000
1972 Citroen SM 2015 Auctions America : Hilton Head$51,000  
1972 Citröen SM Prototype Coupé1012012 Bonhams The Monaco Sale 'Les Grandes Marques à Monaco' $140,000$180,000
1930 Waldron Wayfarer1012011 H & H Pavilion Gardens   
1972 Citroen SM Coupe 2011 Shannons Collector and Muscle Car Auction at MotorEx $40,000$46,000
1972 Citroen SM Coupe 2011 Shannons Collector and Muscle Car Auction at MotorEx $40,000$46,000
1972 Citroen SM CoupeOSBSD00SD03792010 Shannons Auctions 2010 Shannons Sydney Summer Classic Auction   

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