CITROEN SM: BUYER'S GUIDE
Median Price: £31,158 • Highest Price: £149,093 • Lowest Price: £4,275 • Sell-Through Rate: 78%
Source: Gooding & Co
How much is a SM worth?
In our experience, we've seen plenty of SM's go under the hammer and based on analysing every sale you can expect to pay £31,158 for one in average condition - that places it amongst the most expensive 40% of collector cars across our database.
As Citroen's go, a SM is on the higher end relative to other Citroen models. In fact this model is £18,538 above the median Citroen price of £12,620.
What is the maximum to pay for a SM?
Across the 147 SM's we've seen sell, the highest price ever recorded for this model is £149,093. It was sold by Gooding & Co in the US on 18 Jan 2021.
What is the lowest to pay for a SM?
Well, that depends on where you draw the threshold.
The lowest sale of all time for this vehicle is £4,275. H&H Auctioneers sold the car at auction in the UK on 02 Oct 2019.
When looking at more recent sales the lowest recorded price is, as you would expect, higher. Analysing every sale since 2020 shows that the lowest price between 2020 and today is £7,474, The Market sold this car in the US on 01 Jun 2022.
What is the background of the make / model?
Citroen produced this model between 1970 and 1975.
Citroen is a French car brand founded in 1919 by Andre Citroen. They were the first to mass produce cars with front-wheel drive, and their cars quickly became popular across Europe. Citroen also introduced the first affordable hydraulic brakes in 1934, revolutionising the automotive industry. They went on to make a variety of innovative cars, including the iconic 2CV and the DS, which became a symbol of French luxury. Today, Citroen continues to be a leader in the auto industry, creating stylish, reliable, and technologically advanced vehicles.
How common is a SM?
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How does the SM compare to other cars?
We know from reviews of this model by our 42,000+ strong community how this car performs across multiple variables. Those variables stack up to give a TCVScore which is a relative score of how good a car is across 5 variables in comparison to all other cars.
For the SM, it scores a 62 out of 100 - that places it in the top 30% of all cars in our database.
How the car scores across all variables is below:
Cool Factor: 7/10
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Why this article was created
Well, we've got one of the largest databases of sold classic car prices in the world so we thought we ought to help and put that data to good use. To be clear though, this article is not intended to be a full tour of every nook and sill of the SM, rather it's meant to act as an introductory guide and overview of the market for this model.
It is here to provide you guidance on how much you should and shouldn't be paying for one based on the 189 we've seen previously.
If you're after more detail, we've got you covered. Click the button below to be taken to a the price guide for this model so you can see every single sale, price trend over time and lots more.
How this article was created
This article was created by looking back at sales of SM since the beginning of our database in 1992. We've scanned over 30 auction houses and results from over £15 billion of sold cars around the world to understand the where the market is at for this car.
The Classic Valuer takes that data and analytics which enables it to generate these articles at scale, for further information regarding the SM please visit the price guide linked below.
About The Author
Giles is CEO of The Classic Valuer - one of the world's largest databases of sold classic cars in the world going back over 30 years covering over 11,000 models. Giles and The Classic Valuer are regularly referenced in key classic car publications including Classic & Sports Car.
Giles grew up around the iconic historic motorsport venue at Goodwood and enjoys his 1972 Alfa Romeo 1600 GT Junior around the Sussex roads. His primary car goal is to purchase back a selection of his grandfather's car's including his 1931 Riley Brooklands.