Where in the world do you see these many Citroën Ami gathered in one spot? At an Ami Club of the Netherlands meeting of course.
This cool photo showing 46 Ami 6 and Ami 8 models was taken with a drone the other day as the Club celebrated 41 years of preserving and enjoying them.
Thanks goes to Patrick van Griethuysen for sharing it with us! (Click on the pic to see the full resolution image.)
Patrick is in the process of restoring in the Netherlands a Canadian spec Ami 6 found in Tillsonburg, Ontario.
Introduced in 1961, the Ami 6 was Flaminio Bertoni’s last design before his death in 1964 and many argue it was his most controversial. Based on the 2CV platform and suspension, with a slightly more powerful 2 cylinder air-cooled engine that would later make its way to the 2CV, in France the Ami 6 was often referred to as the Citroën 3CV Trois chevaux, or “three horses”,
The 1961 Ami 6 sedan is distinguished by an unusual reverse-raked rear window. In 1964 an estate version was introduced. Some Ami 6s were sold by Citroen in Canada and the USA (equipped with 4 round sealed beam headlights).
The Ami 8 replaced the Ami 6 in 1969, offered as a 4 door saloon with a fastback rear window and an estate version.
In 1973 the Ami Super was launched with a flat-4 air-cooled engine that was borrowed from the GS along with suspension tweaks to give a more taut and controlled ride. That enabled the Ami super to achieve speeds of 140 km/hr.
In all 1,582,272 Ami variants were produced up until 1973 when it was replaced by the Citroën Visa and Citroën Axel.