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: NSU RO 80 | drive it!
It was Europe's Car of the Year when it was introduced, and a flop with car
buyers. But in many respects, the innovative NSU Ro-80 was years ahead of
its time.When NSU, traditionally a maker of small cars, introduced the
Ro-80 in 1967, the company hoped to establish itself in the market for
up-scale mid-sized cars. The Ro-80 was powered by a 1-liter rotary engine
that produced 115 hp. It had front-wheel drive, four-wheel independent
suspension, disc-brakes on all four wheels, and a clean and distinctive
aerodynamic shape. Unfortunately, the rotary engine initially had major
reliability problems and the car was never a success. Even so, its timeless
design and many innovations make it a true milestone in automotive history.
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 Lamborghini Countach | drive it!
The Jaufenpass in the Italian Alps is the ideal launching pad for the
Lamborghini Countach. The sporty number is like a cross between a car and a
spaceship. Its market premiere in 1973 triggered an earthquake in the
sports car industry - the design took everything to the extreme.Just 1.07
meters high, it guarantees to turn heads. When the revs tip 8000, the
Countach hits its limit of 375 horsepower. In 1974, a top
speed of 288 kilometers an hour was enough to be called the fastest car on
the road. And even today, opening the car's scissor doors is guaranteed to
draw a crowd.
Classic Revealed: Is the 1969 Citroen DS 21 the most beautiful car of all time?
( http://www.TFLcar.com ) The 1969 Citroen DS 21 is perhaps the ultimate
French luxury car. It represents the best (and some would say worst) of
French Automotive technology, design and research and development. Think of
it as France's automotive equivalent of sending a man to the moon.
Here a short list just some of the unique features that 1969 Citroen DS 21
Adjustable and self-leveling suspension that allows the car to drive on
only three wheels an can raise and lower the car from 3 to 14 inches
- Headlights that steer up to 80 degrees
- Aerodynamic futuristic body design
- Hydraulic suspension, clutch and even transmission
This just a short list of features that make the Citroen DS such iconic
car. In fact many would say the Citroen DS features the world's most
influential auto design. It was named the most beautiful car of all time by
the prestigious Classic and Sports car Magazine.
Check out the this video as we show you what makes the 1969 Citroen DS 21
such an iconic car.
Citroen SM Maserati - erster Fahrversuch und Kupplungstest nach Komplettrevision
Kurzer Rundgang durch meinen Betrieb und dann: Citroen SM mit 2,7 Liter
Maserati Vergasermaschine beim ersten Fahrversuch und Kupplungstest nach
Komplettrevision. Fahrzeug wurde bei minus 12 Grad auf den Hänger verladen
und kommt nunmehr zu weiteren Arbeiten zum Sattler. Die Hydraulik pumpt
sofort hoch, ist auf Anhieb dicht und hält für Stunden das "Niveau". Die
Elektrik ist ebenfalls fast komplett. Nunmehr wird der endgültigen
Fertigstellung und richtigen Probefahrt entgegengezittert.... dann muß die
Diva zeigen, was in ihr steckt...
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
Citroen GT start up + HUGE sounds !!!
Citroen GT (the white car) + Citroen Survolt (the black/green car).
The Citroën GT is a concept car that has been developped by Citroën and
Polyphony Digital, the studio behind the famous game Gran Turismo. Indeed,
this car was meant only for the videogame, but the people liked it so much,
Citroën actually BUILT the damn thing! Apparently there were meant to be 6
Citroen GT in the world, for a price of 1,5 million euros. But they didn't
commercialize the concept, so I'm leaning rather towards a UNIQUE model
(although apparently 6 or 7 were made, but this is the only one we see out
there so...). This car has a V8 engine that gives 640 horse power to the
beast, giving it the opportunity to reach the speed of 330 km/h. I hope you
can hear the engine noise as much as I did in real life = it's really loud
!!! The Citroën Survolt (electric car) is also there! ;)
This was taken today during the Citroën Creative tour, at the Invalides in
Paris (métro invalides). This event will be held until sunday 26th (june
2011). So you still have time to go and see this beast on the road (test
drives at 11AM, 2PM and 5PM). Enjoy!
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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.
Citroën SM Australia Car Delivery
Picking up a restored Citroën SM from Citroën SM Australia. Video shows
car start up and detailed engine bay. The car is a 1973 3.0l 5-speed in
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