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Volkswagen Bus and Citroen SM - Candles In The Wind

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Jun 18, 2010

Although this section is called Fast Forward, sometimes it's nice to look back and celebrate a birthday or two. That favorite of surfers, hippies, and counter-culture-vultures everywhere-the VW bus, aka Type 2-was born 60 years ago with a rear-mounted flat four that made all of 25 hp. The "bloodline" continues today in the form of the California. Ironically, it isn't for sale in California.

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This second anniversary is more hip than hippie: It's the 40th birthday of the Citroën SM, that strangely beautiful offspring of Citroën's fling with Maserati. As well as a 2.7- or 3.0-liter 90-degree V6 (depending on the version) Maserati engine, it also packed some futuristic kit for the time: self-levelling suspension, variable rate steering, and moving headlights. Furthermore, that sleek body has a slippery drag coefficient of 0.26. Race ace Mike Hailwood was an SM owner. So was Comrade Leonid Brezhnev.

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