Friend or Faux? 1967 Citroën Ami 6 Berline

The Citroën Ami Berline (notchback sedan) is a salmigondis of peculiar design elements. Crazy single spoke steering wheel, dash mounted push-pull manual shifter, and crazy flying buttress c-pillar is just the beginning of the oddity that is a front-wheel-drive French machine with an opposed two cylinder engine. One could make the argument that a ’67 Mustang isn’t that far removed from a new Mustang you can buy in the showroom in 2020, but this thing is so different from a modern car that you can hardly compare anything other than it has wheels and an engine. Find this 1967 Citroën 6 Ami Berline offered for $13,900 in Ames, NY via craigslist. Tip from Cory.

From the seller:

1967 Citroen Ami 6
condition: good
cylinders: other
drive: fwd
fuel: gas
odometer: 2617
paint color: red
size: sub-compact
title status: clean
transmission: manual
type: sedan

This is a 1967 Citroen Ami Berline. Very rare slantback model! It was imported by us 4 years ago. It is from a dry part of Spain originally, and is in very good condition. A great driver. In fact, it was my almost-daily driver this past summer! ALways garaged. The mileage just tripped 100,000 km, which I believe to be original. I believe at some point in the past, the outside was repainted in its original maroon. The roof and rims were repainted a pale turquoise. The original interior is in great shape. The original headliner was removed by the prior owner; it is folded up in the trunk. Very little rust; the worst is some surface rust in spots underneath, and the start of a tiny bubble by the front windshield gasket.

The paint looks good but is certainly not perfect; some small dings and chips. The engine was replaced at some point with a larger engine from a newer 2cv. The engine is a bit of a tight fit in there with the original Ami transmission, and as such, it’s a bit noisy and cramped. We removed the heater hoses for ease of service/access; they’re in the trunk. Other things…the wiper motor recently died. We’ve done around $5-6k in maintenance (Dave Burnham Citroen) to it and have maintenance records. Suspension, tune up, belt and hoses, etc. The engine has a small oil leak. We are asking $13,900 or best offer.

See a better way to drive something crazy looking?