1967' Citroen Ami 6
To be offered by Silverstone Auctions as part of the live online ‘May Sale’ from 2:00pm BST on Saturday 23rd May 2020. Please see the Silverstone Auctions website for full details of how to register and how to bid. Subject to Government advice in the lead up to the auction we will, by prior appointment, be offering one-to-one private viewings of the cars, at Henry’s Car Barn (HCB) in Warwickshire. For further images & information please visit the Silverstone Auctions website and get in touch with classic car specialist Simon Langsdale.
Guide Estimate - No Reserve
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Left-hand drive, manual gearbox, French home-market car
Not UK-registered. 78,504km indicated. With its French CD'i
602cc air-cooled twin and 4-speed box
Finished in very flat Dove Grey paintwork. May polish up a bit
Interior very tired. Non-runner
NB. On offer from a private collection, this vehicle has not been used for some time. It is a non-runner and is strictly sold as seen.
Manufactured by Citroën between 1961 and 1978, the Ami 6 was a supermini and for several years was the best-selling car in the French home market. When the company eventually decided to replace it, a total of 1,840,396 units had been sold globally. It was often called the Citroën 3CV (Three Horses), as the engine size of 602cc was a little bit larger than the upper limit of the 2CV taxation class, and was offered as 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 as picnic chairs. The Ami 6, along with the Ford Taurus, were the first vehicles fitted with rectangular headlights, an innovative design that went 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 too expensive, however, things quickly picked up and it was ultimately much loved.
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- 13 May 2020