1963 Citroen Ami

6 Berline

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1963
  • Car type 
    Saloon
  • Lot number 
    55
  • Drive 
    LHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Gray
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

British title
Chassis n° 154871

- Coming from one of the most selective collection in Europe
- Remarkably documented history
- One owner until 2007
- Original 1963 bill of sale warranty card with car
- No reserve

It was the state of preservation and the documentation that accompanies this car that seduced the current owner, a very selective Citroën collector, when he bought this Ami 6. Indeed, we find in its file the original 1963 purchase invoice with the warranty card and correspondence with the Citroen dealer Garages de l'Ouest during its ordering process, as well as a copy of the first French title from January 1963 and numerous maintenance invoices. This impressive documentation is explained by the fact that its first owner kept his car until 2007! It is therefore very sound, with its original Carrara white color and its synthetic roof. The interior in red fabric shows signs of wear and will have to be redone.
When it was launched in 1961, the Ami 6 presented itself as a kind of luxury 2CV which was inserted between it and the DS. More powerful and comfortable than the 2CV, it made it easier to integrate into traffic. Its shape signed by the brilliant Flaminio Bertoni could be described as baroque, but with its oblong headlights and its reverse rear window, it looked like no other. This incredible originality makes it today a sought-after piece, rarer in sedan than in station wagon form. When it is in such an original condition, time travel is complete!

For more information and photos: https://www.artcurial.com/fr/lot-1963-citroen-ami-6-berline-no-reserve-3980-55

Photos © Peter Singhof