Citroen Ami 6

The design of the car is just unbeatable. His designer Flaminio Bertoni said it was his best work, which means something as he also designed the Citroen DS and Traction Avant. With this car you are sure to have some attention whilst driving through town and small country roads. Based on the technique of the 2 CV, the car was more upscale, with a more powerful motor and many comfort items coming from the DS. It is a gentle car that automatically winds you down after a stressful day. And it makes you think about all the gadgets of current cars: this car has everything a car really needs. After a careful restoration our car is 100% according to the original 1963 specification, including the nice “Bleu Arizona” colour.

Year : 1963
Engine : 2 cylinder boxer, 602 cm3
Performance : 25.5 hp
Transmission : Manual 4 gears
Top speed : 113 km/h
Acceleration 0-100km/h : 32.5 sec
Number of places : 4/5
Seatbelts : none

Car Category : ★

Driving round in this car really feels good, like holidays. Somehow the funny shape reduces the seriousness of the usual, pragmatic traffic, somehow the funny noise – deng-deng-deng-deng – and the big windows, through which you see the landscape flying by convey immediately the feeling of ease and well-being. Besides everybody smiles at you, because the unusual shape attracts a lot of amused attraction. A strong point for guys, by the way – women love this car …  It’s not hard to drive, once you get the grip of the steering, which is a bit truck-like. The gearshift is placed near the steering wheel, very handy by the way (I wonder why they stopped doing it), and furthermore the car is technically rather basic, so to speak, the dashboard has no more than three or four switches, light, windshield wipers(?), choke. The suspension is settee-soft, like in all classic Citroëns, and it tips at bit in the curves, which is fun too. It’s so very different from driving a modern car and the feeling of sitting enclosed in a time capsule is truly great!!! Sabine R.

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