1969 Citroen Ami
Year of manufacture1969
- Two vehicles for the price of one!
- In a nice condition and good working order
- Spent all its life in the South of France
- No reserve
In March 1969, at the Geneva Motor Show, the Ami 6 was replaced by the Ami 8. It took most of the body parts of the Ami 6 (frame, doors, roof, rear fenders, except for the location of indicators) yet has a more conventional and less 'tortured' body line. The first series from 1969 to 1970 models do not feature the Citroën chevrons on the grille. As in the Ami 6, the Ami 8 also came with trim levels "comfort", "club" and estate, the last always very popular with customers, especially in the rural areas. Mechanically, the 602cc twin-cylinder (M28) is always there, but with a double barrel carburetor. The top speed of the sedan is given as 123 km/h, whereas the estate's is 120 km/h.
This delightful Ami 8 comes from the South of France where it has spent its life. Sold new by Garage Salacroup in Saint-Céré, to its first owner, it came back to the Garage after he passed away. It was then acquired by the current owner who hardly used it, taking it out only every first Wednesday of the month to go to the Foire aux bestiaux, at the place de la République, in Saint-Céré. The car's condition is superb as it has benefited from a refurbishment by the same garage that had sold the car new. Its fabric upholstery has not aged. The paint was redone, its mechanical runs well, and the car is ready to cross France by country roads. The owner adds to this charming car, a Vélosolex of the same color as his car! Those two iconic models represent rural France and the good way of life of the southwest of France. Just by looking at them, one can hear the accent of southwest of France !