Ami 6 Berline owners rejoice! As part of the Artcurial Auction in Monaco July 22, 2013, a 1963 Citroën Ami-6 set an all-time price record of 33.693 Euro. It came as a surprise to all as initial estimates for the sale were pegged at between 6.000-10.000 Euro. This car was not in pristine condition either, having been repainted with rather shoddy looking lower bodywork, wheel rims that were too dark a grey in colour, not the original type of Michelin tires, weather faded turn signals, a tatty owner’s manual and very little history about the car. The odometer showed 19,545 kms but that was highly unlikely given these issues.
Although the AMI-6 was built in the 100s of thousands (counting all Ami’s, in the millions) no one thought this econo car Citroen would command such a price. For years they were considered a oddball model that were undesirable and in many minds – ugly. But for those who saw the light and past its quirky styling and own an AMI-6 Berline, life just got a lot more rewarding!
See the full auction photo gallery here.