Citroën Ami

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1968 Citroën Ami 6

The Citroën Ami (French for "friend") is a supermini produced bi the French automaker Citroën frae 1961 tae 1978. The Ami an stablemate Citroën Dyane wur replaced bi the Citroën Visa an Citroën Axel (the Axel wis never sauld in the UK). The Ami wis for some years the best-selling caur model in Fraunce. Production totalled 1,840,396 units.

Awtho nae its commercial name, in Fraunce the Ami wis aften referred tae as the Citroën 3CV Trois chevaux, or "three horse", CV oreeginally bein the initials for "cheval-vapeur" (horsepower), but uised here for "chevaux fiscaux" in short. The "cheval fiscal" wis a French fiscal unit based on ingine size ; smawer CV uisually meant economical caurs. The 602 cc ingine o the Ami wis fractionally short o the 610 cc upper leemit for the 3 CV taxation class. The 3CV nickname wis never applee'd tae the Ami 8, anly tae the Ami 6.