Ami 6 Berline
In the Spring of ‘61 Citroën introduced a new model between their popular 2cv and DS, the Ami 6.
With the rising economy and emancipation, Citroën was aiming for female clients. The Ami 6 was promoted to be French ladies’ friend, with the specific “Pour Vous Madame” campaign. The brochure could have been for Parisian couture as well, nicely photographed and styled.
It worked, this Ami was ordered by a lady from Versailles. She picked up the car herself from Quai de Javel at Januari 25th 1962 and used it for the weekly shoppings. The rest of the days it was stored in the garage, resulting in just 50.000 kilometers in 30 years. In ‘93 she sold it to a collector in departement 78, who passed it on to a Dutch enthusiast in ‘98. All owners have been very kind for the car, it is still very original and unrestored. Of course it has some minor damages and flaws, but the very low kilometrage of just 51.000km, the almost pristine original Feuilles de Houx upholstery and the smooth driving comfort compensate that fully.
As it’s of the first year of production, it might have haven build at the Panhard factory. Later on a new factory was opened in Rennes La Janais, specifically for the successful model and its younger sisters, Ami 6 Break and Ami 8. The previous owner tried to find out at Citroën’s Conservatoire, but unfortunately the specific plant was not mentioned in the production logbooks. It’s rare to find such an early model, in such an original condition. We will leave the responsibility for choosing to conserve it like this or restore it to perfection up to the new owner, but we would prefer to leave it like it is; a gently touched lady from Versailles.