This weekend , nature is really blooming , with flowers everywhere , in the woods , gardens and fields . I'm not sure my Citroen Ami 8 enjoyed it too , but it looked like . Here is a picture of the 1971 car . I swear I didnt wash it for the occasion . Pictured as it is ... The engine is the same that fits the legendary "deux chevaux" , it has the same familiar noise and the car has the same overstreched life span .
Usually I keep the back seat folded so as to carry easily stuff . There are still plenty of them in use in the french countryside . Here are a few other pictures , some of the inside . For this picture taken from the hatchback , I have put the back seat back in place . I bought the car from a retired military and he took a lot of care of the car . He even added roll up safety belts and a reverse gear light , among other things .
See this button wich is a Citroen wonder : When your lights are too low at night for some reason , or too high ( for example when the car is loaded at the back) , you can adjust the beam , just by turning it ... The plastic material of the button seems to have suffered some transformations with the time . But it still works . The button is somewhere under the wheel on the left .
This winter I had to get the "controle technique" validated as it needs to be every other year . They wanted me to have one of the back shock absorbers changed , as it was broken . I used the ones wich were sold as extra pieces with the car . Otherwise I looked on the web and in car junkyards but failed to find the right type of shock absorber . I do have some rust points I want to take care of . Like when you know you have to go to the dentist and wait , wait , wait ...
I hope this good old car will survive me ; if not , I'm looking for a soviet era Volga M 2402 from the 1970's or 1980's , or an east german Wartburg hatchback , same period . A Volga station wagon model was imported in Belgium by Scaldia in these years , and equipped with a Peugot diesel engine . If russians did'nt re-import all these cars , I'd like to have my hands on of of these... The most difficult part of it would be the registration for such foreign vehicules .