CITROňN: 1968 AMI 6 BREAK
The Ami 6 break looked a bit more
"normal" compared to the berline, and was also very practical. It was available
in a "confort" and a "commerciale" version. The
"commerciale" had as extras separate adjustable front seats, artificial leather
upholstery and a fold-away and removable rear seat.
The original Ami was built both as berline and break till 1969, when it was replaced by the Ami 8. The Ami 8 was kind of a hatchback version of the Ami 6 break with a number of freshened-up details, in particular in the front of the car, but still very much an Ami. Also the Ami 8 was available as a break, and even a 4 cylinder 1015 cc boxer engine was on offer. 1978 was the last production year of the Ami. In total about 2,692,500 Amis were built, so it was quite a successful car.
The simple and practical dashboard lay-out of the Ami featured the typical CitroŽn one-spoke steering wheel. The gearlever sticked out of the dashboard next to the steering wheel, you had to pull or push it to change gears.
Technical data for the Ami 6 break:
2 cylinder 4 stroke boxer air-cooled, 602 cc displacement, 28 SAE hp @ 5400 rpm, compression ratio 7.75 to 1. Top speed: 105 kph. Gas consumption: 6.3 litre every 100 km @ 75 kph average.
TRANSMISSION AND CHASSIS:
4 gears forward, only 2nd, 3rd and 4th synchronized. Hydraulic drum brakes, front drums fitted with cooling ribs. Independent suspension lay-out with hydraulic shocks front and rear. Horizontal coil springs operated by a "pivoting" arm on each wheel.
Length: 399 cm, width: 153 cm and height 149 cm. Weight: 725 kg. Wheelbase: 240 cm. Trackwidth front: 126 cm; rear: 122 cm. Interior seats four adults.
Safetybelts were an option. Bodywork was easy to disassemble.
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