1967 Citroen Ami

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1967
  • Mileage 
    78 504 km / 48 781 mi
  • Car type 
    Other
  • Chassis number 
    5028-308660
  • Lot number 
    271
  • Drive 
    LHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Light Grey
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Manual

Description

Left-hand drive, manual gearbox, French home-market carAvailable as a van, saloon or, as here, an estateNot UK-registered (NOVA). 78,504km indicated. With its French CD'i24bhp, 602cc air-cooled twin and 4-speed boxFinished in very flat Dove Grey paintwork. May polish up a bitInterior very tired. Single spoke wheel from the DSN.B. Previously on offer from a private collection, this vehicle has not been used for some time. It is a non-runner and isstrictly sold as seenYou can now book a one-to-one appointment (up to one hour) to view this lot at our central location of Stoneleigh Park (CV8 2LG) Monday to Friday, from Thursday 29th October until Thursday 12th November (inclusive). Please contact Joe Watts on 07779 082707/ [email protected] secure your appointment or to discuss the car in more detail.The health & safety of both our customers and team remainthe utmost priority, we are therefore operating to strict COVID-19 guidelines and full instructions for arrival and inspection protocols will be given when making your appointment.Manufactured by Citron between 1961 and 1978, the Ami 6was a supermini and for several years was the best-selling car in the French home market. It was available as a van, saloon or, as here, an estate known as a 'Break'. When the company eventually decided to replace it, a total of 1,840,396 units had been sold globally. It wasoften called the Citron 3CV (Three Horses), as theengine size of 602cc was a little bit largerthan the upper limit of the 2CV taxation class, and was offeredas either a four-door saloon, four-door estate, or a two-door van.The early models were thrust forward by a 602cc air-cooled twin, not generating too much 'G-force' which was probably just as well given that the front seats easily unclipped and could be used aspicnic chairs. The Ami 6, along with the Ford Taurus, werethe first vehicles fitted withrectangular headlights, aninnovative design thatwent against the view that all headlights had to be circular.Despite having dramatic modern styling,the initial sales were as slow as the car (0-50mph in just over half a minute) as it was judged to be tooexpensive, however, things quickly picked up and it was ultimately much loved.In terms of 'much loved', this little Citroen will need to be, by somebody. The photographs do flatter a bit (quite a lot) but this is definitely a 'project'. Mind you it may well turn out tobe a sound investment as, despite the fact that that there were squillions made, very few survive. Make it your COVID project and when we finally come out of Lockdown Number 3, we willall be a bit more grounded and a weirdlittle French 24bhp runabout may look like the way forward. Or alternatively, find a newishsmallelectric Kia or Hyundai that has been crashed and scrapped, transfer all the batteries and running gear, paint it 'Climate Change' Green and sell it in Central London. Just an idea....1967 Citroen Ami 6 Breakhttps://youtu.be/pGUDlPewhaAfalse