This art print shows Citroen SM in both coupe and convertible bodies. This machine was meant to compete on the high priced market of grand tourers like those produced by Jaguar, Ferrari, Porsche, Mercedes and Alfa Romeo. The SM name stand for Systeme Maserati and indicates the engine source. The design of this sleek Citroen was penned by Robert Opron and the SM is definitely his masterpiece. Because of narrower rear track, looked from above the car had the shape of teardrop.
The SM made history with its hydraulic everything, from power steering, brakes, suspension and lights right up to the rain sensing wipers. Last but not least – this very Citroen is the first car offered with plastic wheels instead of steel or light alloy. The carbon reinforced plastic wheels were produced by Michelin as an option. Even the fact that the rich and famous of the time loved the car, Citroen SM wasn’t a commercial success with only 12 920 vehicles produced. But it paved the way for the spectacular CX.
Now you can own this masterpiece of French engineering in both coupe and convertible forms as a beautiful art print designed by Studio Pavilion.