When the Citroen SM was first presented in 1970, it looked like a car from a different planet. No carmaker had ever built a mass-production vehicle with such striking lines or aerodynamic contours. And the 170hp Maserati engine under its hood rocketed the SM to 225 km/h. Georg Johannes from Düsseldorf is a big fan of the model.His 1971 SM has 250,000 km on the odometer, and he still takes it touring.
Vintage! Porsche 911S | drive it!
The 911 is THE iconic sports car and the raspy note from its air-cooled engine became its trademark.Two years after the 911 hit the showrooms, Porsche came out with the even more powerful 911S. Under the hood was a 2 liter motor pumping out 160 PS. It was enough to take car and driver to a top speed of over 220 km/h. The original design from 1963 was the work of Ferdinand Alexander Porsche, who was just 28 years old at the time. The car's timeless silhouette still catches the eye today and provides the blueprint for all 911s that followed.
vintage: Mercedes C111 | drive it!
More than forty years ago, car lovers the world over watched as the Mercedes C 111 rounded the track. Presented in 1969 as a two-seater with a fiberglass body and Wankel engine under its hood, the C 111 created a real stir in the motor world. True to the Mercedes motto"only the best is good enough,"it was developed almost to the point of going into series production.The C111 was widely praised for its unusual design, but the 1973 oil crisis blocked it from getting onto the road. The Wankel engine was thirsty, not thrifty, so the car was sent out to the track instead. drive it! recalls a much-loved model that never made it into the showroom.
Vintage! The VW Beetle | drive it
It sounds a bit strange for a popular family car like the Volkswagen Beetle to be outfitted with a roll bar, bucket seats and a racing harness. But the first souped-up VW Bugs hit the roads in Germany as early as 1951.Drive it! got a chance to take a specially-tuned, vintage rallye Beetle out for a spin - and discovered that roll bars, bucket seats and racing seat belts are more than welcome in a Bug that can do 170 km/h.
vintage: Autobianchi A112 | drive it
Small, cute and agile - those are the attributes that helped the Autobianchi A112 lay the groundwork for a new model segment.When it was introduced in the fall of 1969, car lovers got more than just an Italian version of Britain's Mini. Produced by Fiat subsidiary Autobianchi, the A112 was the first truly driveable supermini. We hit the road with an A112 with a 44 horse power, transversely mounted four-cylinder engine.
AHF 2011 vintage à bord d'une Citroën SM
samedi 6 juin 2011 vers 10h00
auto : Citroën SM 1971
caméra intérieur: Panansonic full HD micro 5.1, trépied Monfrotto Basic Black calé a droite du chauffeur
caméra extérieur: Sony Bloggie sur une pince Manfrotto Super Clamp "modifié maison"
1973 Citroen SM , 6 cyl.
At this specialized Citroen garage in Delft , The Netherlands , old , new and classic Citroen's are repaired and restored , like this SM , fitted with a 6 cyl. engine , not sure wether it still has the original Maserati engine ( yes , a Maserati engine in a Citroen !! ) and the famous hydraulic system for suspension and off road use ., and easy change of a flat tyre
Vintage. The Saab 900 | drive it
Drive It! took a real rarity onto the race track: a front-wheel-drive Saab 900 turbo boasting 300 horsepower with a peak torque of 500 Nm. This Saab is a real competition car. Trimmed down to a weight of around one ton it can feel at home on any circuit. Amateur racing driver Nico Gasparatos shows what the Saab can do.
Happy Birthday to the Citroen SM (1970-2010)
The Citroën SM was a high performance coupé produced by the French manufacturer Citroën between 1970 and 1975. The SM placed third in the 1971 European Car of the Year contest, trailing its stablemate Citroën GS, and won the 1972 Motor Trend Car of the Year award in the US in 1972
In 1961, Citroën began work on 'Project S' - a sports variant of the revolutionary Citroën DS. As was customary for the firm, many running concept vehicles were developed, increasingly complex and upmarket from the DS. Citroën purchased Maserati in 1968 with the intention of harnessing Maserati's high performance engine technology to produce a true Gran Turismo car, combining the sophisticated Citroën suspension with a Maserati V6 engine.
1973 Citroen SM 5 Sp - SOLD
Rare 1973 Citroen 3.0L V6 5-Speed. Professionally restored - professionally tuned with significant upgrades -
'Best Citroen SM" AT CARLISLE CAR SHOW!I - Miles are not a misprint.- I carefully and lovingly restored this '73 SM for my late wife when I owned my own Citroen restoration business. Stunning high quality paint finish - original front leather seats treated and maintained, stainless steel (including headers) Exhaust system. Upgrades include timing chain, tensioner, and distributor. A complete list of upgrades at: http://bit.ly/bhT8Uz including new water pump, radiator, suspension boots, battery, rebuilt and
upgraded air conditioner, and more. I have the previous owners file and my restorations file available. See more pictures http://tinyurl.com/yfyb5qu. VIEW A VIRTUAL TEST DRIVE VIDEO (hear it start, idle, and rev - see how beautifully it drives, corners, and shifts) at http://tinyurl.com/yjgtvur. Call Denis Foley at 740-390-0589 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 740-390-0589 end_of_the_skype_highlighting begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 740-390-0589 end_of_the_skype_highlighting.
Citroën SM Touring in Japan
SMCJ (SM Club du Japon) annual meeting took place in Ise-Shima Japan on Nov. 18 2012. Citroën SM and other special cars joining the meeting were running around Shima peninsula.
Citroën SM is one of the most beautiful and exotic car manufactured in 1970's.
About 50 owners in Japan are joining the community SMCJ for the purpose of sharing informations for keeping the condition better.
2012年11月18日 伊勢志摩でSMCJ (SM Club du Japon)の総会が行われました。フランス車らしい色とりどりのシトロエンSM（＋スペシャルゲスト）が集まり、古い日本の街並みも残る志摩半島を一周。天気も良くすばらしいツーリングになりました。
SM Club du Japon
Citroen SM engine first run
1972 Citroen 2.7 Ltr. V6, 4 overhead cam, triple DCNF Weber carbs,. First start up on test stand, run at 2000 rpm for 20 minutes to break in cams and piston rings. Oil pressure at start was 150 psi on Kendall 40W Diesel D3 oil, 55 psi when fully warm at 2000 rpm. Engine builder, Richard, in video.
Vintage: Hebmüller Convertibles - Borgward Hansa 1500 and VW Beetle | drive it
The Borgward Hansa 1500 was unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show in 1949. It blew away the German competition from the likes of Opel and Mercedes. They only had models based on old, pre-war models from the 30s in their sales lots.The Hansa was produced as a sedan, station wagon, box van and even a four-door luxury convertible, with a Hebmüller car body. The same manufacturer also transformed the VW Beetle into an iconic convertible. We take a look at the two heavenly creations from the 50s.
Citroën SM - je t'aime
SM , je t'aime.
a short movie by the dutch tv and film academy. It was shot in amsterdam and noordwijk, the netherlands in the winter of 2004. My car is the star!