AMI 8 Club February 1972. 644 Km.
Colour: Beige Albatros AC 087
MODEL : The Ami 8 saloon replaced the Ami 6 saloon in March 69.
2 cylinder 602cc. 35Ch (approximately 33bhp) at 5750rpm. 3CV for taxation purposes. SOLEX 26/35 carburettor. Front disc brakes. 123km/hr.The Club version is the best trim level, distinguished by the chrome window surrounds,side protection strips in the style of the DS Pallas,imitation seats in cloth and a carpet in place of plastic floor covering. The Club was to be replaced in September 1973. This Ami 8 also has the quite rare optional centrifugal clutch.
Price at the time: 10,092 francs.
An old lady decided to obtain her driving licence and ordered this Ami 8 in order to take driving lessons. The centrifugal clutch and 8 lessons were not enough to allow her to get the desired 'pink card', and so the Ami 8 was put away until the death of the owner. A collector of all types of car recovered it, but after his garage was robbed and vandalised, he decided to sell the Ami 8 and placed an advertisement. I bought it without keys and with its documents stolen, but with a certificate of the 8 driving lessons that explain the minimal mileage.