CAR OF 1961 CITROËN AMI 6

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The Ami 6 was the last cre­ation of the au­to­mo­tive designer, Flaminio Ber­toni. By the late 1950s, Citroën’s need to bridge the gap be­tween the 2CV and the ID19 was acute and the re­sult was a light sa­loon in­tended to ap­peal to the fe­male driver. The Ami had lines that were re­fresh­ingly dis­tinc­tive – the re­verse-slope rear screen was to max­imise in­te­rior space – and its cor­ner­ing was en­ter­tain­ing.

Bri­tish mo­torists were of­fered the Ami 6 by spe­cial or­der from their lo­cal Citroën dealer although they were never to be a com­mon sight on Bri­tish roads – £823 was a very steep price for a small car. Au­to­car thought that ‘some will un­doubt­edly be ap­palled by its ap­pear­ance’. But in its home­land, the Ami 6 was widely re­garded as a trans­port that was as chic as a Serge Gains­bourg LP and by 1965 it was France’s best-sell­ing car. And un­der­stand­ably so.

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