About the Citroën Ami 8 we do not have to explain anything to you as a classic enthusiast. The Citroën descends in a straight line from the Ami 6, and in terms of bodywork it was again inspired by Project C60, from which many years later the… ..GS would emerge. It actually indicates that the Ami was a bridge between the two-cylinder Citroëns and the later middle class of the idiosyncratic French brand. The Ami 8 succeeded the Ami 1969 in March 6. And was more than an Ami with a modified back. NOREV turned the 8 Ami 1969 Club into a beautiful 1 in 18 scale model
Of course: the Ami 8 had, certainly seen through the eyelashes, clear family traits. But it was drawn tighter, stronger: the interchangeability of body parts was small. The inverted rear window and the classic trunk disappeared, a sloping rear and an “integrated” trunk were replaced. Also the front was drawn differently from that of the Ami 6, which for example has a deeper cut Citroën put the M28 602 cc engine in the engine compartment, which had previously served in the Ami 6.
Disc brakes and LHM
It was also special that the Ami 8 got disc brakes at the front a few months after its introduction. It was the first A-Citroën equipped with it. Moreover, he reaped the benefits of LHM. At the Citroën Ami 8 walked the double brake circuit on the green stuff. The Ami 8 Berline was available in the variants Confort and Club. The Break followed later in 1969, the similarity with its predecessor was also visible here. The Ami 8 was hardly subject to changes during the nine years that it was built (the Estate ran until 1979, next to Ami 8's successor Visa). He did get a stronger brother: the Ami Super, with the 1.015 cc four-cylinder boxer from the GS.
NOREV turned such an early Ami 8 into something very beautiful. Fans of the Ami 8 are probably familiar with the 1 in 18 model by now. Nevertheless, we think the model is too beautiful not to draw attention to it. The scale model builder released a beautiful version a while ago in one of the debut colors: Bouton d'Or. NOREV chose the Club as the implementation level, which is visible in the trim strips around the door windows and the bumper strips on the sides. Other chrome work is also correct and leaves nothing to be guessed about the level of execution and finish.
As usual, the doors cannot be opened, which benefits the cohesion of the scale model. Moreover, this version is a scaled-down model of the early Citroën Ami 8 recognizable, for example by the simulation of the sliding windows on the front and the grille Later Ami 8 versions disappeared the sliding windows in the front doors, and mounted Citroën a black plastic grille. Anyway: NOREV built a correct (also in terms of proportions and details) scale model of this illustrious Citroën.
Available through specialist retailers and online
This excellent miniature is available through specialist retailers and various online channels. Count on a price of between € 60 and € 80. For the classic Citroën enthusiast (and certainly the Ami), this edition of NOREV is a must for the display case. NOREV has long held a patent on subtly imitating historic (and modern) cars in the scale 1 to 18. This Ami 8 Club has been extremely successful. This is another picture that Citrofiel can look for in the run-up to the holidays. A scale model, which can also be called a golden handle thanks to its historically correct color.