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sm Opera by Chapron

Citroën sm opera by Chapron

Presented a year after the Mylord convertible at the Paris salon in 1972 this 4 door SM is another Chapron creation. These cars where constructed starting from a complete SM which was cut in two parts. Then the body was stretched and a new rear end attached. The painting and interior where also done by Chapron. 8 Operas were made of which 4 went to Spain. The car in this pictured is one of the Spanish cars. I discovered it in Brussels and it is now owned by a Dutch enthusiast. Citroën also worked on a 4 door version of the SM but the project was dismissed as commercially not viable. Some of the work on this car was passed on to Maserati for the original Quattroporte.