Super Street Network

 |   |   |  Volkswagen Bus and Citroen SM - Candles In The Wind

Volkswagen Bus and Citroen SM - Candles In The Wind

New Cars + New Gear + New Technology

Jun 18, 2010 SHARE

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.

Epcp_1007_18_o+volkswagen+bus Photo 2/3   |   Volkswagen Bus and Citroen SM - Candles In The Wind

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.

Epcp_1007_20_o+citroen+sm Photo 3/3   |   Volkswagen Bus and Citroen SM - Candles In The Wind
SHARE ARTICLE

RELATED ARTICLES

BROWSE CARS BY MARKET

MORE CARS

Smitten Ice Cream's Kia Soul EV is Set to Bring the Heat and Sling the Cream at the 2014 SEMA Show
John NaderiOct 27, 2014
two Italian hot-hatches to the next level.
Colin RyanOct 27, 2014
A JDM time attack killer
Tatsu TsuchidaOct 27, 2014
Volkswagen believes in race on Sunday, sell on Monday.
Ryan JurneckaOct 24, 2014
NorCal native Kris Yu reps hard with one clean NSX & pops the question in the Special Thanks section
Jofel TolosaOct 24, 2014

SEARCH ARTICLES BY MAKE/MODEL

Search
TO TOP