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PostPosted: Mon Dec 17, 2018 7:18 pm 
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Just seen an advert for a perfume that stars a Citroen Maserati, SM 4 door. I have never seen one in the flesh, known as an "Opera". Only 17 made apparently. Still makes the SM look quite elegant even with the extended wheelbase.

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 17, 2018 8:32 pm 
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 17, 2018 8:44 pm 
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 17, 2018 8:52 pm 
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There was a car in the advert?? :mrgreen:

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 17, 2018 8:53 pm 
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Do some reverse parking in that....:lol:
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 17, 2018 9:56 pm 
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Thanks for the info Ian and Shifty. Looks more elegant in the advert than it does in your still photo Ian. It is alleged to be 17ft long so not an easy parallel park as it would be bereft of electronic aids.

Edit. On closer examination it looks like your still is of the convertible version Ian which would go some way to explaining the lack of elegance.

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 17, 2018 10:09 pm 
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I saw one in a motel car park in France about 15 years ago, had a chat (as best I could with my limited French) with the owner, I think he told he that his was one of three left in France.

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 17, 2018 10:19 pm 
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Thanks for the info Ian and Shifty. Looks more elegant in the advert than it does in your still photo Ian. It is alleged to be 17ft long so not an easy parallel park as it would be bereft of electronic aids.

Edit. On closer examination it looks like your still is of the convertible version Ian which would go some way to explaining the lack of elegance.

Decopatible, non?

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 17, 2018 10:30 pm 
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old cabbie 1945 wrote:
Thanks for the info Ian and Shifty. Looks more elegant in the advert than it does in your still photo Ian. It is alleged to be 17ft long so not an easy parallel park as it would be bereft of electronic aids.

Edit. On closer examination it looks like your still is of the convertible version Ian which would go some way to explaining the lack of elegance.

Decopatible, non?


Close. I think it is decapotable with an accent (acute?) over the e. :)

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 17, 2018 10:45 pm 
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bonefish blues wrote:
old cabbie 1945 wrote:
Thanks for the info Ian and Shifty. Looks more elegant in the advert than it does in your still photo Ian. It is alleged to be 17ft long so not an easy parallel park as it would be bereft of electronic aids.

Edit. On closer examination it looks like your still is of the convertible version Ian which would go some way to explaining the lack of elegance.

Decopatible, non?


Close. I think it is decapotable with an accent (acute?) over the e. :)

No, they deffo decapitated the poor thing :lol:

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 17, 2018 11:30 pm 
Ds, and traction, decapotable by Henri Chapron are amongst the most achingly pretty cars ever made. Sm not quite so successful but then how do you improve on perfection. Sm would be my first lottery win car, followed by Maserati bora, then....arggh, you got me started...


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 18, 2018 7:27 am 
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Close. I think it is decapotable with an accent (acute?) over the e. :)

No, they deffo decapitated the poor thing :lol:

The French have a history of that sort of behaviour.

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 18, 2018 7:41 am 
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This is interesting:
https://www.supercars.net/blog/1974-citroen-sm-opera/

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Priced expensively at 165,000 French francs, the Opera did not sell well:
No ****, Sherlock!

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only eight examples being built between 1972 and 1974. Four were shipped to Spain and one to Haiti while three remained in France.
Looks like Baby Doc ordered one then!


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 18, 2018 9:04 am 
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Ds, and traction, decapotable by Henri Chapron are amongst the most achingly pretty cars ever made. Sm not quite so successful but then how do you improve on perfection. Sm would be my first lottery win car, followed by Maserati bora, then....arggh, you got me started...

Similarly we think.

Khamsin.

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 18, 2018 1:23 pm 
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did you chop its head off ian

rare cant say ive seen or heard of one ive been to a few car thisngs in france
my old mand had ds for years lovely things as i never had to fix it he has a man for that
i know a guy whos spent ten years doing up a ds
hes a suit and tie person but hes still struggling on as he was given the car on the understanding he must do the work and drive it
and hes legally not allowed to sell it i admire him he hasnt given up good on him
lets not forget the lovely medium sized motor in the background does it have laguna alloys on it
the 25 looks not so massive behind that beast
miss my 25 monacos dont rememebr last time i saw a nice one

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Chop it's head off?
You lost me Dave.

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old cabbie 1945 wrote:
It is alleged to be 17ft long so not an easy parallel park as it would be bereft of electronic aids.

Since they were intended for use by heads of goverment and other exalted beings, they probably had few problems finding parking spaces.

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 19, 2018 12:37 pm 
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My first car was an A reg Citroen BX 1.4RE.
Cost £250...:lol:

did you chop its head off

french for vert is decapatable eg chop its head off take its head off

my mate had ren 5 gt turbo vert well webasto more than a vert never seen another one
i had a yellow ax gt and saved a baby bird from nextdoors cats mouth
it turned into a perregrin falcon narky i cllaed him as he was er quite narky with everyone but me who fed him as a defenseless little babay
he would fly down and land and totally ruin the roof spoiler and roof paint
er dave what happen to your spoiler ah me pet falcon ruined it
i didnt realise thye were worth so much money i let him go up highlands house when he could fly and swoop properly
he squarked for about an hour when i hid in me mates car and he was like simba in the lion king
about an hour lkater he buggered off
came back a few years later to show me his new mrs falcon then never saw him again
peoper scary when they fly down at you you wince handrakes round you at a really fast speed like wind knock you over speed scaryest feet ive seen
question when girls see a falcon why do they try and stroke it after me saying hes a killing machine right not a pet

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