A few months ago we bought this unique ’61 Ami. It is one of the very first, no. 73, in a model year that ran from April to September, in which around 5,000 cars were built. It will probably be from the first week of production. Only No. 44 is even older and is currently being restored from a wreck to a beautiful end result. No. 73 is amazingly hard and quite original. This model year has a number of specific characteristics such as a trunk that is opened from the inside, fixed windows in the rear doors, the front seat can only be adjusted by hooking it into another hole in the floor, the wiper motor has no end position, the headlights are different and much more.
It was purchased in France in the late 1980s by one of the largest Ami enthusiasts in the Netherlands and prepared for the ICCCR ’89 at the Flevohof. After that it was used several times at anniversaries and events, but in recent years it was mainly stored in the attic. It is now part of our stock and we are trying to find out more about all the details of this first series; tell us more if you have knowledge of it!
But hey, we can’t keep everything ourselves, so here’s an opportunity for you to have something unique in your garage. What are you going to do with it? Good question. We would prefer to retain it as much as possible and only intervene where it is really needed. But if you want to restore it completely, then that is great as well. We can even assist you in it. Price is based on the car as it is, including a Citroën Heritage certificate.
On the bottom you can find some pictures of when it was found (thanks to P. van Griethuysen) and when it was presented at the ICCCR (thanks to T. van Os).