Citroen SM – Accidental Death of an Icon


Stuart Ager


Many books have been written about the Citroen SM, detailing its development, documenting its technological excesses but dodging the circumstances of its demise. How could the most advanced car of its generation be abandoned by its maker, barely four years after its introduction?

Without a satisfactory answer, I began my own investigation. What I uncovered was not at all what I expected. Some of it made me laugh out loud, some of it made me bury my head in my hands with despair, and some of it I found truly shocking. Above all, it was very different from the accepted version of events.”

A book full of original research which sheds new light on what happened to the SM – and what happened to Citroen.

176 pages and richly illustrated in full colour with many specially commissioned images.

Reviewed in Octane Magazine June 2020 by Mark Dixon: “Bonkers but brilliant”

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