SM #2# Citroen's Maserati-engined Supercar (classic reprint)

ISBN-10: 1787111253

ISBN-13: 9781787111257

 

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SM #2# Citroen's Maserati-engined Supercar (classic reprint)

by Brian Long and Philippe Claverol

This is the fascinating story of how the Citroen SM came into being, with company politics and Maserati's involvement covered in detail. The text and pictures then follow the car's progress from its world premier at the 1970 Geneva Show until the final production models were built in July 1975.

Contents:

Introduction & acknowledgements

A brief history of Citroen

  • The background story
  • The first Citroen cars
  • The Traction Avant
  • The post-war years
  • TheDS era

The SM concept

  • A bold project
  • Chassis details
  • A sharp suit
  • The 1970 Geneva Show

A date in Paris

  • Initial press reaction
  • The European market
  • The SM in the States
  • Early production changes
  • The SM in competition

1972 and 1973 model year overview

  • The American market
  • UK news
  • The 1972 rally scene
  • The 1973 model year
  • The UK market
  • America's 1973 season
  • 1973 rally news
  • The Ligier connection

SM specials

  • Heuliez Espace
  • Chapron Mylord
  • The Frua SM
  • State vehicles
  • Chapron Opera

The twilight years

  • The US & UK scenes
  • Corporate news
  • The 1975 MY SM
  • Ligier news
  • More corporate wranglings
  • Life after the SM

 Appendix: production figures


Buch, Hardcover, 25 x 25 cm, 224 Seiten, 270 größtenteils farbige Abbildungen, englischer Text