Top Ten: The London Classic Car Show Citroën SM 1970

Was this the seventies vision of the future? Yes it was. It combines a growling Maserati V6 engine, with the sophisticated Citroën suspension in an attempt to become the epitome of what a Gran Turismo car could be. It was the fastest front-wheel drive of it’s time competing with the likes of Jaguar, Lotus, Porsche and Aston Martin and was an example of how progressive technology could be. Garish and gold this Citroën SM stood proud on the Ludovic Parayre stand as part of his Lap63 display, not for the faint hearted and a head turner to say the least.

Price: In the region of £40,000

Top Speed: 146mph

Engine: 2,965 cc

Power: 187 bhp


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