‘Ami’ means, a friend in French.
Developed by Citroen in 1961 as an alternative to the Citroen 2CV, this 600 cc engine car was nicknamed, 3CV. It was rolled out so that people would switchover their taste from the rounded 2CV to the boxy and square shaped Citroen Ami. Designed by a former Italian sculptor, Flaminio Bertoni (not to be confused with Italian design studio, Bertone) this model became very popular and during her next 17 years of production, these were also produced in erstwhile Yugoslavia, Spain and distant Argentina.
What was however distinct about this car, was not only her shape but also the headlamps, that was unconventional and so for a long time this model was not available in USA as only round shaped headlamps were permitted.
The Ami Super was a car with a more powerful 1.0 litre engine and was launched in 1973. Produced for the next three years, over 42,000 rolled out.
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|- Material: ZAMAC (zinc alloy), Rubber and Plastic|
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|Box Dimension (in inches)||13 x 7 x 6|