Citroën Ami 8. NOREV's Golden Grip in 1:18

ER Classics Desktop 2022

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.

Great model

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.

Correct details

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.




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  1. They are beautiful models (I also take the 8 Break and the Super with me for convenience) and I only see one (small) flaw: they are too high at the back, as if there is a lot of braking.
    A few times hard - but with caution - pushing on the back of the model corrects this minor flaw.

  2. Beautiful scale model, good color too. The French can do that: make beautiful models for decent prices.
    I like the Ami6 even more, indeed with that recessed rear window (just like the Ford Anglia) and that very special bonnet. Really a car that is beautiful with ugliness. Awesome!

  3. Well we had the Ami in the 70s and thought it was a perfect model, but starting in the winter was sometimes difficult. Later we bought a GS a forward thinking car for the modern and young and we were then. We have still driven more French cars, do you think the Renault 16 is such a beautiful classic and we were proud and happy with that car. And now all models look alike you have to stand close to find the make of the car and I tell you that

    • @Harrie. Starting in the cold did not have to be a problem. You just had to tighten the electrodes away from the spark plugs during the winter. But yes, that trick was not in any maintenance book.

  4. De Citroen Ami8 was the basic shape of the middle class line in the 70s, for all kinds of makes and models, also from Germany and England. The Ami8 was (in my opinion) one of the slimmest cars where the 'fastback' design was applied. Robert Opron indicated where design was going in the next 20 years.
    The green LHM has the great advantage that it does not attract water and is much less aggressive than synthetic brake fluid. This means, among other things, no rust in the system, which is nice since brakes are an important part.

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