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  •   Shelby Glenn reacted to this post about 3 years ago
    Flid Chepushilo updated the cover photo for Citroen Ami
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    The #1969 #Citroen-Ami-8-Club / Ami unloved / #Citroen-Ami-8 / #Citroen-Ami / #Citroen

    Citroën Ami 8

    755,925 examples (Sedans and wagons)

    Less known and less loved his little sister Ami 6, Ami 8 however not without assets. Classic Auto Plus invites you to take the wheel of one of the first versions.

    For me, the Ami 8, is first good memories of kid. Child, I lived Chinon, little sub-prefecture of Indre-et-Loire, and I was participating in judo competitions with my best friend François, whose parents were real fans of the brand to the rafters. Dad, general practitioner deemed Town, was visiting his patients 2CV or Dyane. His wife, mother of seven children, managing their leisure, the sports movement, with Ami 8. I remember like it was yesterday our hectic trips on the small roads of Touraine. Kimonos and the picnic basket at the bottom of the trunk, buddy and I took his place on the bench for an hour loads of fun to the rhythm of our sloshing through the corners. Without seatbelts obviously not yet mandatory in the late 1970s, it slid hard in the back of the Citroën.

    When Thierry, recently retired from L'Auto-Journal, suggests I try the splendid Ami 8 1969 with less than 40,000 km on the clock, I rejoice in advance. So I'll finally be able to relive and understand - not as a passenger, but this time at the wheel - jerking and swaying supported Citroën 3 CV still etched in my memory. Playing the trombone and shot Starter foot down on the accelerator, I turn the ignition key to start the engine. The cubic capacity is ridiculous (602 cm3) and the horses are hardly many under the hood (only 32), but the twin is damn hear clanking sound with his characteristic. There are those who hate and those who love the rustic melody of this small flat-twin air-cooled. I belong to the second category. More than slowed, however wheelchair that can take full advantage of the noise of twin, he should not hesitate to scream on the interim reports to best exploit its low power.

    During my first laps, probably inspired by a gearbox in accurate guidance (although the former is out of sync), I tend to play a little too quickly the slide trombone in passing the first reports without me regardless of the slope. Fatal error: the slightest coast, Ami 8 shows signs of fatigue, and his proud owner present with me advised me to hustle a little engine by staying longer in it second to breathe better on the climbs. Thus launched, he did more out of steam and is even then shown great force on the flat, where the third and fourth reports can quickly lead you to prohibited paces on the county. If the Ami 8 easily exceeds the 100 km / h, the highway is clearly not his favorite playground. She appreciates especially on country roads, where its flexible suspension gum marvelously uneven road surfaces. She does well with strong leadership, but precisely, allowing you to link turns with certainly some oscillations of the body (which remind me of my memories of teenage judoka), but without any deflection. What happiness! Braking also surprised me not effective, at least on dry road, where net Ami 8 stops.

    Inside, if soft seats are comfortable and plenty of storage in this model Club, the equipment is kind of summary: speedometer, fuel gauge, voltmeter and washer, but no watch, no witness oil pressure or cigarette lighter socket. Not fancy, then, but a delightful atmosphere typical Citroën 1970 More than a restyled version of the Ami 6 without reverse bezel and front brake discs, the Ami 8 has an engaging personality which undoubtedly deserves to be rediscovered.

    I crack

    POWERFUL ENOUGH

    Cheapest on the market of the collection that Ami 6, Ami 8 sedan is a tempting choice. As it is rarer in the ads, be patient to find one in good condition and with few kilometers. Given its limited performance, I would be more attracted to the 4-cylinder with a Super Friend, but it is not the same price.

    THE NOTES

    14/20 of future investment
    Daily 15/20
    Availability of parts 14/20


    Mellow, the rear seat is particularly comfortable. More than a remote Ami 6, it gives more room for passengers legs. But great will not be comfortable height.
    Progress compared to the Ami 6: less vertical position of the steering wheel. On the first Ami 8, the windows were still sliding.

    We like smooth suspension, comfort, quirky style.
    We do not like the lack of engine power, no tailgate.

    The owner Thierry
    A charming ugliness

    Owner of a DS, I really wanted to sample the delights of the twin. I was looking for a 2CV, Dyane or a Ami 6 and I fell for the Ami 8 in exceptional condition. She is not beautiful, but has a lot of charm. I find it fun to drive, I use it for shopping and reserve my DS for long journeys.
    The small twin regales you with its sound but hardly up the coast. With 32 hp, it lacks power. Tailgate fault, the trunk is not convenient to load and its capacity does not allow them to include more than four bags.

    If the price differentials with the Ami 6 are still important, the rating of the Ami 8 will rise in the near future. Spare parts are readily available at reasonable prices and it is not difficult to maintain.

    TO KNOW MORE

    Read Books
    • Citroën Ami 6 and 8, successes herringbone, Dominique Pagneux, ETAI
    • The Citroën Ami 6, 8 and Super my father, Dominique Pagneux, ETAI Technical Reviews
    • Automotive Expert No. 53
    • JOIN our 278 and 377, ETAI Websites GP and clubs
    • Amiclubdefrance.net
    • Asso2cvclubsfrance.org Parts
    • Auto4a.com
    • Ami-2cv.com
    • Cipere.fr
    • Citroen-pieces.com
    • Melun-retro-passion.com
    • Passionautomobilecitroen.net
    • Pieces-2cv-4l.com

    THE TECH DATA
    Engine 2-cylinder flat opposite, 4S
    Displacement 602 cm3
    Fiscal power 3 HP
    Maximum power 32 hp at 5,750rpm
    Torque 41 Nm at 4,000 rpm
    Carburetor Power
    Transmission In the front wheels, 4-speed
    Brakes front / rear discs / drums
    Tires 125 x 15
    Dimensions L x W x H 3.99 x 1.52 x 1.49 m
    Weight 720 kg
    Maximum speed 123 km / h
    Acceleration 1000 m 45.2 s D. A.
    Cons. average of 6.3 l / 100 km
    Tank 32-litres
    Safe 280 dm3
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  •   Ben Barry reacted to this post about 4 years ago
    CHASING CLASSIC CARS #1978 #Austin-Mini-1000 #Austin-Mini-1000-Automatic #Austin-Mini #Austin #Mini-1000 #Mini

    ASKING PRICE £9995

    This Mini has emerged from more than 30 years of storage in timewarp condition and has been barely used since.

    BODYWORK
    For an unrestored car, the condition of this Mini’s bodywork is exceptional. All the normal grot spots – the A-pillar, the door bottoms, the welded joins around the headlights and beneath the rear window – are free from corrosion, while the Snapdragon Yellow paintwork has no marks, bubbling or blemishes. It’s the same story when you look at the boot floor, which is completely solid. With the exception of missing wheel trim on the nearside, all the fittings are present and correct. In case you’re wondering, it spent the first four years of its life overseas and was only registered in the UK in 1982.

    INTERIOR
    The interior is in equally good order, although minor scuffs on the steering wheel rim ring true for a car that’s covered 35,000 miles rather than being locked away at delivery mileage. The brown velour seats are unmarked and free from tears, the headlining is clean and has no signs of sagging, and the door linings and trim are complete. It’s been fitted with three-point rear seatbelts, although there’s no indication in the history to tell when the work was carried out.

    MECHANICALS
    Unlike the spotless exterior, the engine bay is a little grubby and could benefit from some TLC to bring it up to show standard, but there are no signs of any oil or coolant leaks. The 998cc A-series starts up willingly, and although there’s a little fanbelt squeal when setting off, it revs freely and doesn’t seem to have been stifled by a long spell in storage – a previous owner secreted it away in 1984 and it only re-emerged earlier this year. This particular example has also been fitted with the rarer four-speed auto, which blunts performance but doesn’t have the typical transmission whine of the manual models.

    ON THE ROAD
    While the kickdown on the auto transmission was hesitant to engage – something the vendor says has now been remedied, but check it on your test drive – there’s little to criticise about the way this Mini drives. The willingness of the A-Series showed there’s plenty of life left in this car’s unit, and the steering felt tight, immediate and free of play. It’s softer-riding than most Minis, and there are no nasty clonks or rattles from the suspension. There’s also no tell-tale knocking of split CV joints during tight manoeuvres.

    MY VERDICT
    While it’s strong money for a non-Cooper Mini – especially one with no documents to back up its history – you’ll struggle to find an unrestored example in as good condition.


    AT A GLANCE

    EXTERIOR
    Completely free from rust
    Wonderfully original
    INTERIOR
    Very good condition apart from minor marks on steering wheel rim
    MECHANICALS
    No problems running-wise
    PROS Top condition, low mileage
    CONS Price, lack of history


    SPECIFICATIONS
    ENGINE 998cc/4-cyl/OHV
    POWER [email protected]
    TORQUE 52lb [email protected]
    MAXIMUM SPEED 71mph
    0-60MPH 30sec
    FUEL CONSUMPTION 38-40mpg
    TRANSMISSION FWD, four-speed auto
    MoT April 2016
    BUYIT FROM
    Bradley James Classics, Overton, Basingstoke, Hampshire RG25 3EB
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  •   Ben Barry reacted to this post about 4 years ago
    Car #1958 #MGA - CHASING CLASSIC CARS #MG

    Gather round, MGA fans – this car has to be one of the finest examples for sale anywhere, and with some useful upgrades.


    BODYWORK
    Black is the perfect colour for a car under inspection as it shows even the slightest mark. We can only say this car appears to be in perfect condition bodily courtesy of a careful restoration – and it is exemplary in every way! Even the beading between the panels is the correct grey, rather than painted black as you often see. The side screens are in good condition too. We’d want to fit either door or wing mirrors though – neither is present but they would add to safety when joining slip roads.

    INTERIOR
    The red leather interior has just been retrimmed – there’s a slightly matt look to the leather which indicates it’s barely seen use, and indeed the car’s done just 30 miles since restoration. The dash is good too, with a full complement of instruments in excellent condition. It’s comfortable, and the black vinyl hood makes it a snug place in inclement weather. The door cards, carpets and dashboard trim are all new too, in matching red – even the boot carpet is red to match. Unsurprisingly, it’s all in excellent condition. In fact, just try to find a fault!

    MECHANICALS
    The engine is an uprated unleaded petrol 1840cc #MGA-B-series unit, though the original 1500cc unit comes with the car too. The MGA now has a five-speed Ford Type 9 gearbox too, along with the fitment of a new brake servo, clutch and adjustable shock absorbers all round. Unsurprisingly given the amount of new components, this car feels as a brand new MGA must have felt – not a squeak or a rattle from any mechanical component – though with a simpler gearbox! Another major plus point is the brand new stainless steel exhaust.

    ON THE ROAD
    If you’ve ever wondered what a brand new MGA might feel like, this car is your answer. It’s quite dainty at first, with communicative light steering, a better ride than many of its contemporaries and handling which is just as sweet if not sweeter. You can feel the extra grunt of that 1840cc engine, though we didn’t press on as it still requires running in. The gearbox is good too, though it feels rubbery going into second – we think it’ll loosen up as the car is run in. The brakes bite well and the fly-off handbrake works perfectly. All in all, a first rate example.

    OUR VERDICT
    If you want an MGA then give this one a look. It’s not cheap, but it’s as close to a brand new MGA as you’ll get. Well, one with some useful upgrades that is!

    AT A GLANCE

    EXTERIOR
    Chrome wires, unmarked body, perfect chrome
    INTERIOR
    Retrimmed, new carpets, good hood
    MECHANICALS
    Uprated engine, five-speed ’box
    PROS The best MGA in the country
    CONS Far from a cheap classic

    SPECIFICATIONS
    ENGINE 1840cc/4-cyl/OHV
    POWER [email protected]
    TORQUE 87lb [email protected]
    MAXIMUM SPEED 101mph
    0-60MPH 14.2sec
    FUEL CONSUMPTION 22-27mpg
    TRANSMISSION RWD, five-speed manual
    MoT 12mths from sale

    BUY IT FROM
    Exclusive Classic Cars, 13 Uxbridge Street, Burton upon Trent, Burton-on- Trent, Staffordshire DE14 3JR
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  •   Quentin Willson reacted to this post about 4 years ago
    The #BMW-i8 #2015 makes hillclimb history David Finlay recently became the first person to tackle the Shelsley Walsh hillclimb in a BMW hybrid. Here he recounts how he got on… Photography: Rich Danby.

    “It’s like this,” I opened. “I want to compete in the British Leaders Hillclimb Championship, using a different car at every event. It would be rude not to ask if you want to become involved; how about it?” “Great idea!” said BMW, much as I’d hoped for. “Would you like us to give you an i8?” “That would be great!” came my reply.

    Once the various formalities had been sorted out, I turned up at Shelsley Walsh, the oldest unaltered motorsport venue in the world, in a car whose technology would have seemed like something from another planet when the Midland Automobile Club started running events there back in #1905 . Even in 2015, it caused quite a stir and in some cases a certain amount of confusion. I had entered it in the ‘Road-Going Series Production’ category for which I thought it was eligible but the organisers shifted me into Class Z, for electric and hybrid cars, which I must admit I didn’t know existed.

    They were also very cautious about the safety aspects. At their pre-event briefing, the marshals were told that if car 225 stopped on the hill for any reason at all, they were not – regardless of the state of the poor bloke inside – to touch it, but to wait for the doctor’s car, which would arrive carrying Shelsley’s only pair of insulated gloves. Spectators and fellow competitors loved the i8, and came up in droves to ask questions about the petrol-electric hybrid drivetrain. They were also puzzled at the lack of noise, in some cases asking if the engine was actually running. Of course it was (I’d selected Sport mode to make sure of this), but many of them simply couldn’t hear it.

    In one case, a friend and fellow competitor walked up the spectator’s path to take a picture. He got his camera ready when he heard the commentator announce that I was on the start line but only realised he’d missed his photo opportunity when the i8 discreetly swished past him.

    Despite the lack of sound effects, the car was impressively quick in a straight line. Through the corners it was handicapped by the standard tyres, which are relatively narrow and of a much harder compound than those used by most road-legal hillclimb cars. Dynamic Stability Control made its presence felt several times on each run, but while I could have disabled it I felt it was probably intervening for a good reason and left it switched on rather than risk handing something i3-shaped back to #BMW . On stickier rubber I would definitely have cancelled it.

    My best run lasted for 35.27 seconds, which gave me the class win and a new record. Okay, nobody else was in Class Z that day, and nobody had ever entered it before, so making Shelsley history hadn’t been difficult, but let’s not dwell on that… Many thanks must go to BMW for the use of the car, and to insurance company Primo for supporting the whole Multi-Car Hillclimb Challenge project. I must mention, too, our chosen charity – the Nationwide Association of Blood Bikes – to which you might chose to make a donation…
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  •   Richard Truesdell reacted to this post about 4 years ago
    The #1976 #Mercedes-Benz-280E-W123 #Mercedes-Benz-280E #Mercedes-Benz-W123 #Mercedes-Benz

    We love the colour – and the fact that this very early #W123 saloon has what is regarded as the best engine in the range.

    BODYWORK
    As far as we can tell, this classic Mercedes-Benz is totally rust-free. The panelwork’s straight, with no obvious dents or ripples and good panel gaps all round. The yellowy-green colour is unusual, but it suits the car – especially when paired with the cream trim. We can’t see any mismatched panels, either. All the hubcaps are in good order, with no kerbing. There’s a small dent to the front bumper beneath the nearside headlamp, though this doesn’t detract much from the overall condition, which, as you can see, is excellent!

    INTERIOR
    The seats are beige vinyl, with creamy coloured tweed inserts. They’re in great condition, with no tears or stains that we could see. The rear bench is in equally good order, with no marks at all. Mercedes seats of this era are always well sprung and comfortable, and these are no exception. The cream carpets are lovely too; no holes and no overly worn patches despite its 103,000 miles. The headlining is utterly unmarked, and the door cards look as if they’ve just left the factory.

    MECHANICALS
    The car sits on Firestone F540s all round, and there’s plenty of tread left on them. A new exhaust was fitted in 2005, though there’s little else in the history file to confirm any work carried out by the six previous owners. As it stands it seems to be in good mechanical condition. The autobox changes smoothly and responds well to kickdown, the handbrake works as do the foot brakes, and there are no expensive sounds of imminent doom emanating from the differential.

    ON THE ROAD
    This example feels like a sorted W123 should – comfortable, competent, and efficient. It’s maybe not as quick as the 2.8-litre six would have you believe – but it’s comfortable, brisk, and has a lovely aura of being unhurried. The gearbox is well-matched to the engine, too, and the nice soft suspension and comfy seats make this a relaxing car in which to cover long journeys. This one feels good – like all Mercedes of this era do – and at just over 100,000 miles it barely feels worn in. This is by no stretch of the imagination a sports car, but this can build up a respectable head of steam if required and it corners well enough by classic Mercedes standards. The brakes are sharp, and everything under the bonnet sounds as it ought to.

    OUR VERDICT
    Unusual colour? Check. Usable family classic? Check. Bound to appreciate? Check. This is too nice a car to pass up if you want.

    AT A GLANCE


    EXTERIOR
    Odd colour, but it’s original
    Good chrome, no rust

    INTERIOR
    Carpet excellent, headlining
    untouched

    MECHANICALS
    Recent exhaust, all feels good
    PROS Nice, original, early W123
    CONS Colour might divide opinion

    SPECIFICATIONS
    ENGINE 2746cc/6-cyl/DOHC
    POWER [email protected]
    TORQUE 173lb [email protected]
    MAXIMUM SPEED 124mph
    0-60MPH 9.9sec
    FUEL CONSUMPTION 22-25mpg
    TRANSMISSION RWD, three-spd auto
    MoT 12mths from sale

    BUY IT FROM
    Kim Cairns Classics, Common Road, Snettisham, Norfolk PE31 7PF.
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  •   Shane O’Donoghue reacted to this post about 4 years ago
    A #BMW-E24 ‘6-series’ Bee-Emm actually makes an appearance in Back To The Future Part II, as a grossly modified convertible hovercraft driven belligerently in 2015 by Griff Tannen. This was actually an ordinary #BMW 633CSi that the special effects guys set to work on. In the real world, meanwhile, the exotic #BMW-M635CSi-E24 was one of the most exciting new cars of 1985, the ultimate 6, with 286bhp (an increase of 68bhp on the standard engine), a close-ratio five-speed manual gearbox, an #M-Technic body kit with front and rear spoilers, and a leather-lined interior with electric front seats. It was an oldfashioned autobahn-stormer in character, but no bad thing for that.

    ENGINE 3453cc/straight 6-cylinder/DOHC #M88/3 #M88
    POWER [email protected]
    TORQUE 251lb [email protected]
    MAX SPEED 156mph
    0-60MPH 6.0sec
    FUEL CONS 17mpg

    TRANSMISSION RWD, five-speed man
    The #1985 - #1989 #BMW-M635CSi #E24
    Concours £20,000
    Good £15,000
    Usable £10,000
    Project £5500
    PRICE WHEN NEW £37,000 (1985-89)
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