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Lot 10: Citroën SM, 1971

Est: CHF 50,000 - CHF 60,000Passed
Oldtimer Galerie Toffen - The Swiss AuctioneersJune 01, 2024Luzern, Switzerland

Item Overview

Description

In 1971 4’988 Citroën SM left the works in Paris whereof only 4% were painted in “Rouge de Rio”, a colour available only in that year. Our example is one of those 200 SM’s. It is a Swiss delivery and was first registered on the 1st of February 1971. After (presumably) 2 owners this exclusive coupé was taken over by the vendor in September 1995 with then around 76’000 kilometres showing. As a mechanic and owner of a Citroën agency, he immediately replaced both timing chains and installed improved and modified chain tensioners in order to avoid notorious problems with the original units. To avoid further problems in the camshaft drive the air conditioning was disconnected to eliminate the additional load on the system. The SM was then occasionally driven and always well maintained. In 2014, the engine - including pistons and liners - as well as the clutch and starter motor were overhauled. In 2022 finally, the sequel received a complete knew paint job in its original colour and the black vinyl interior was recovered in brown leather. Since its last Veteran MOT from May 2022, the SM has only been driven around 500 kilometres and it now shows 100’000 kilometres in total. I rare chance to acquire a Swiss delivered Citroën with a Maserati engine in an exceedingly rare colour and in very good overall condition.
Deutsch: 1971 verliessen 4'988 Citroën SM das Werk in Paris, hiervon wurden nur gerade 4% in der nur in diesem Jahr erhältlichen Farbe «Rouge de Rio» ausgeliefert. Unser Exemplar ist eines dieser 200 Fahrzeuge, stammt aus Schweizer Auslieferung und wurde am 1. Februar 1971 erstmals zugelassen. Nach vermutlich zwei Besitzern, wurde das exklusive Coupe im September 1995 – mit damals rund 76'000 Kilometern auf der Uhr – vom Einlieferer übernommen. Als Mechaniker und Inhaber einer Citroën Garage ersetzte dieser sogleich die beiden Steuerketten und montierte modifizierte Kettenspanner um künftig von den bekannten Problemen mit den Originalteilen verschont zu bleiben. Um weiteren Problemen im Bereich des Nockenwellenantriebes vorzubeugen wurde die Klimaanlage abgehängt, um diese zusätzliche Belastung zu eliminieren. In der Folge wurde der SM gelegentlich gefahren und stets gut gewartet. 2014 wurden Motor (inkl. Kolben und Zylinderbuchsen) sowie Kupplung und Anlasser revidiert. 2022, schliesslich, erhielt der Citroën eine Komplettlackierung in Originalfarbe und das schwarze Kunstlederinterieur wurde mit braunem Leder komplett restauriert. Seit der letzten MFK als Veteranenfahrzeug im Mai 2022 wurde der SM nur noch rund 500 Kilometer gefahren, hat nun 100'000 Kilometer auf der Uhr. Hier bietet sich also die Gelegenheit einen Citroën mit Maserati Motor aus Schweizer Auslieferung, in einer extrem seltenen Farbe und in sehr gutem Allgemeinzustand zu erwerben.
Français: En 1971, 4'988 Citroën SM sont sorties des usines de Paris dont seulement 4% ont été peintes en «Rouge de Rio», une couleur disponible uniquement cette année-là. Notre exemplaire est l'une de ces 200 SM. Il a été livré en Suisse et a été immatriculé pour la première fois le 1er février 1971. Après (vraisemblablement) deux propriétaires, ce coupé exclusif a été repris par le vendeur en septembre 1995 avec un kilométrage d'environ 76'000 kilomètres. En tant que mécanicien et propriétaire d'une agence Citroën, il a immédiatement remplacé les deux chaînes de distribution et a installé des tendeurs de chaîne améliorés et modifiés afin d'éviter les problèmes notoires des unités d'origine. Pour éviter d'autres problèmes au niveau de l'entraînement de l'arbre à cames, la climatisation a été déconnectée afin d'éliminer la charge supplémentaire sur le système. La SM a ensuite été conduite occasionnellement et toujours bien entretenue. En 2014, le moteur - y compris les pistons et les chemises - ainsi que l'embrayage et le démarreur ont été révisés. En 2022 enfin, la Citroën a reçu une nouvelle peinture complète dans sa couleur d'origine et l'intérieur en vinyle noir a été recouvert de cuir marron. Depuis sa dernière expertise vétéran de mai 2022, la SM n'a parcouru qu'environ 500 kilomètres et affiche aujourd'hui 100'000 kilomètres au total. Une occasion rare d'acquérir une Citroën livrée en Suisse avec un moteur Maserati dans une couleur extrêmement rare et dans un très bon état général.

Payment & Shipping

Accepted forms of payment: Wire Transfer

Shipping

· Purchased items will be delivered after the auction's end and full payment.
· Vehicles ready for delivery at the time of the auction/allocation have to be picked up at the auction site until Monday, June 3rd 2024.
· Items / vehicles not picked up in due time will be taken to the Oldtimer Galerie Toffen on the purchaser's account. This will incur costs amounting to CHF 350,00 per item for transportation, plus storage fees of CHF 15.00 plus 8.1% VAT per day and item (starting from June 5th, 2024).
· Vehicles offered with Motor Vehicle Control (MOT to be completed after the auction, have to be picked up at the Oldtimer Galerie International GmbH, Guerbestrasse 1, CH-3125 Toffen, when the MOT is passed.
The buyer will be informed when the MOT has been passed to discuss the picking up.

Auction Details

Classic Car Auction On June 1st 2024 In Lucerne

by
Oldtimer Galerie Toffen - The Swiss Auctioneers
June 01, 2024, 05:00 PM CET

Lucerne Fair Horwerstrasse 87, Luzern, 6005, CH

Terms

Buyer's Premium

12.0%

Bidding Increments

From:To:Increment:
CHF0CHF99CHF10
CHF100CHF199CHF25
CHF200CHF999CHF50
CHF1,000CHF1,999CHF100
CHF2,000CHF4,999CHF250
CHF5,000CHF9,999CHF500
CHF10,000CHF24,999CHF1,000
CHF25,000CHF49,999CHF2,500
CHF50,000CHF99,999CHF5,000
CHF100,000CHF499,999CHF10,000
CHF500,000+CHF25,000

Terms & Condition

TERMS AND CONDITION OF AUCTION

Any participation in our auction is the recognition and unconditional acceptance of the present Terms & Conditions.

1. BIDS
· Placing a bid corresponds to a binding offer.
· Bidders remain tied to their bid until the same is either outbidden or rejected by the auction's management.
· The auction's management is entitled to reject bids of unknown parties.
· Individuals who are not present may communicate their bids in writing to the auction's management. Suchlike bids are regarded highest bids without any premiums, VAT, and/or tariffs. Any changes to bids submitted in writing must be in writing, too, and have to be submitted no later than the night before the auction. Bidding by telephone is also possible. If you request to place your bids in writing or by telephone, please make use of the respective form provided on the auction catalog's last page!
· Online bidding is possible on www.invaluable.com, please register in time!

2. AUCTION ITEMS
· ITEMS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD ON BEHALF AND ACCOUNT OF THE CONSIGNOR OR OF THE COMPANY'S OWN STOCK!
· Neither Oldtimer Galerie International GmbH (OG) nor the sellers assume any liabilities regarding age, origin, state, and quality of the items offered and sold within the scope of the auction. Items are sold in their state as of the time of their acceptance. Unless explicitly agreed otherwise, mileages are regarded to be free from any guarantee.
· For post auction sales the terms and conditions of auction are also applied.
· Unless expressly stated otherwise, all items are to be inspected within the scope of the exhibition preceding the auction and will be published in good time on our website www.oldtimergalerie.ch.
It provides the opportunity of gaining information and insight on their respective state and value.
· The description of the objects is made according to the information provided by the vendor, based on the last current state of knowledge to the best of the vendor's knowledge and belief. The OG does not assume any liability for the topicality, correctness and completeness of the information and the description. There will be no detailed technical inspection of the vehicles by the OG prior to the auction.
The OG is not liable for obvious or hidden defects.
· All vehicles that are offered as from a fresh Motor Vehicle Control Office (MFK) and are not yet inspected at the time of acceptance will be checked after the auction on account of the seller. For suchlike vehicles, OG ensures «free parking» until MFK has been performed.

3. ACCEPTANCE / OWNERSHIP
· Items are allocated to the best bidder. Items will not be supplied to the purchaser before their full payment.
· The acceptance of a bid can be subject of a conditional sale. I.e., OG will consult the respective seller and inform the bidder within 10 days. Until then, the bid remains binding for the bidder!
· In the event of any differences between two or more bidders, the same object may be re-offered.
· Complaints submited after acceptance of a bid will be rejected.

4. HAMMER PRICE / COSTS
· All auctioned items are subject to payment of a 12% premium, added to the hammer price.

5. PAYMENT OF AUCTION ITEMS
· Any payment of purchased items has to be done within three days as from auction day, in Swiss francs or by banker's draft.
All purchasers will be requested to pick up their auction invoices and documents at the auction's office before leaving the auction rooms.
If the purchaser is not present, the formalities (invoice + pick-up instructions) will be sent to him, if possible, the following day in advance by e-mail and by post.

6. DELIVERY / PICK-UP OF AUCTION ITEMS
· Purchased items will be delivered after the auction's end and full payment.
· Vehicles ready for delivery at the time of the auction/allocation have to be picked up at the auction site until Monday, June 3rd 2024.
· Items / vehicles not picked up in due time will be taken to the Oldtimer Galerie Toffen on the purchaser's account. This will incur costs amounting to CHF 350,00 per item for transportation, plus storage fees of CHF 15.00 plus 8.1% VAT per day and item (starting from June 5th, 2024).
· Vehicles offered with Motor Vehicle Control (MOT to be completed after the auction, have to be picked up at the Oldtimer Galerie International GmbH, Guerbestrasse 1, CH-3125 Toffen, when the MOT is passed.
The buyer will be informed when the MOT has been passed to discuss the picking up.

7. LEGAL MATTERS / LIABILITY
· OG reserves the right to apply changes and notes to the item's catalog description before and/or during the exhibition or up to the time of allocation. Any notice of defects will have to be brought forth before the item's allocation.
· OG acts on its own or on the sellers' account. According to Sub-paragraph 2, any liability for defects shall be excluded. Agents and/or employees of OG are generally not entitled to grant any guarantees whatsoever.
· The auction's management shall be entitled to offer lots deviating from the numerical order and/or to unite, separate, or cancel catalog numbers.
· Any participation in auctions shall be at the participant's own risk. For damage to exhibited items, the respective cause shall be liable.
· Any removal of auctioned items is associated to individual expenses and risk, even if it is performed by third parties.
· Invoices for auctioned items are to be paid as set forth under Subparagraph 5 hereof. If the purchaser fails to do so, the auctioneer shall be entitled to demand the sales contract's fulfillment by charging 1% default interest per month on the hammer price, plus a premium and the costs for collection.
However, the auctioneer shall also be entitled to withdraw from the sales contract by canceling allocation and hammer price, and to subsequently sell the item independently. In suchlike cases, the successful bidder shall be liable for any and all damage and loss arising from late or non-payment, in particular for possibly reduced proceeds. Any advance payment made shall be credited to respective damage and loss.
· The auction as well as any and all disputes arising therefrom or in relation thereto shall be subject to Swiss law and the judgment of Bernese jurisdiction. The aforesaid shall apply under the provision of forwarding respective cases to the Swiss Federal Court in Lausanne and independent of the legal domicile of the parties involved.
· With respect to the judgment of disputes, the German language version of the present Terms & Conditions of Sale or Auction Terms and Conditions shall prevail.
Bern in Switzerland shall be place of jurisdiction.

8. GENERAL
· The Terms and Conditions for Auction and Sale shall be disclosed to all interested parties and are published prior to the auction on www.oldtimergalerie.ch as well as they are displayed in the auction room during exhibition and auction.
· Bidding for and purchasing items requires registration (name, address, signature). The registration serves as bidding authorization.
· It shall be within the purchaser's responsibility to effect insurance coverage in due time in order to protect itself against risks such as loss, theft, damage, and/or destruction of items.

Toffen/Lucerne, June 1st 2024

Shipping Terms

· Purchased items will be delivered after the auction's end and full payment.
· Vehicles ready for delivery at the time of the auction/allocation have to be picked up at the auction site until Monday, June 3rd 2024.
· Items / vehicles not picked up in due time will be taken to the Oldtimer Galerie Toffen on the purchaser's account. This will incur costs amounting to CHF 350,00 per item for transportation, plus storage fees of CHF 15.00 plus 8.1% VAT per day and item (starting from June 5th, 2024).
· Vehicles offered with Motor Vehicle Control (MOT to be completed after the auction, have to be picked up at the Oldtimer Galerie International GmbH, Guerbestrasse 1, CH-3125 Toffen, when the MOT is passed.
The buyer will be informed when the MOT has been passed to discuss the picking up.