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    Default SM to make you cry

    Ever feel some people just don't deserve to own something beautiful.

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    Could always get the Euro lights and give them new life.

    Breaks ya heart.

    Yet the photo still screams "I am a Citeroan SM, I am something special"

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    "I'm gunna do it up one day - it's a classic worth thousands of pounds"
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    The amount of cars I see on ebay etc. that some yob has pulled apart and 'gunna' fix er up but never does disappoints me. Then they wonder why no one wants to pay much more than scrap value for them...
    Every day when I wake up I reach up in the darkness with my eyes shut and if I cannot feel anything that resembles a wooden lid I know it will be a good day. No lid today.

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    Those headlights and all the hydraulic swivelling gear is worth $5,000 any day of the week if not more.

    But yeah, the owner will get around to fixing it!
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    I have one that looks a lot like that, sitting in the yard. One day......

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    i am thinking that car is also screaming, "dont come near me without an excess of optimism and cash"

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    A couple more heartbreakers here:
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    at least all the stainless steel trim would polish up ok!!----something positive.

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    What is easily overlooked is that many of the cars you see needing restoration after being stored in sheds, garages or in the open would otherwise have been picked up and crushed a long time ago had they not found their way to that resting place. Sometimes you do have to wonder what was the rationale and the story that led to the current situation, but at least they still exist. Often it's as simple as a rego failure pushing the car off the road, lack of time, other priorities, lack of market value or sometimes more complicated like a missing owner.



    Quote Originally Posted by flipperman View Post
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    Yet the photo still screams "I am a Citeroan SM, I am something special"
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    It's been idle so long, it can't recall what it's called!

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    It all depends on what its owner is using it for. As a piece of yard art (sculpte) it looks fabulous and probably would cost $$$$$$$ to buy something as else striking. I am sure the owner gets plenty of admiring comments. I would love an SM in my courtyard.

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    That one wouldn't make me cry- but I'd be swearing at seized bolts a lot... There are hundreds of 'can't be had' bits on a car like that...There is a big difference between wrecking a car and reducing one to components. If it was my problem I'd be reducing it to components, bagging tagging corrosion inhibiting and then figuring out how to evict the tinworms.

    After I've got the 404 GT injection, the D Zombie a couple of CX's and the 230E out of the way...

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    Quote Originally Posted by moulton2speed View Post
    It all depends on what its owner is using it for. As a piece of yard art (sculpte) it looks fabulous and probably would cost $$$$$$$ to buy something as else striking. I am sure the owner gets plenty of admiring comments. I would love an SM in my courtyard.
    The last one at Area 52: The trustee wants $3500.00 US as is, where is. You should be able to easily get it onto a boat for $5000.00 US.

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    Quote Originally Posted by daffyduck View Post
    The last one at Area 52: The trustee wants $3500.00 US as is, where is. You should be able to easily get it onto a boat for $5000.00 US.
    3.0 manual?
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    Back in the mid sixties a motor mechanic named Lance who lived in Juliette Street Annerley and worked for Maxim Motors imported a Citroen SM. I don 't know any more apart from the fact that he covered the car with a canvas and it sat in his yard for years. ( Lance is probably a member of this forum and could tell us why he let a classic car rot away.)

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