We haven’t featured any good oddball cars for while, so here is one for you. This is a 1965 Citroën Ami 6 Berline and we doubt that few of you have ever seen one. Citroën actually sold a ton of them in France when new, but few made it to our shores. This one was imported in 1999 and has had some work done to keep it on the road. It is offered by a knowledgeable seller on Monterey’s craigslist for $6,950. A big thanks goes to reader Robert J. for sending this in.
If the 2CV wasn’t unique enough for you, you could get one of these. With its reverse slanting rear window and interesting lines this sedan looks like it is moving even when standing still. It is bound to get more looks at the grocery store than any Ferrari or Lamborghini ever would. The best part is, you can adjust headlights from inside the cabin after loading the trunk up with bags. Don’t expect to get home fast though.
These cars were based on the 2CV, so power was never their strong point. This one has undergone an engine swap at some point to give it a few extra ponies, but we are still talking under 30hp. Fuel mileage is good though with the seller reporting over 35mpg. And yes, it can go over 55, but not by much.
The exterior may make the interior look tame, but it is actually crazy in here too. A simple gauge pod is made interesting with hefty stalks and a single spoke steering wheel. The shift knob sticks out of the dash and there are just enough switches and knobs for the basics. It may seem a bit utilitarian in here, but it keeps things simple and clean. Something we haven’t seen in cars for decades.
There are other cars you could get for $7k, but we doubt any of them will provide as many smiles as this one. It has been well sorted and is ready to enjoy. You might want to check with the seller to see if they could hold it for you until August though because this Ami would make a great entrant in the Concours d’Lemons!