Is it a car!? Is it a BOAT?!?!? I know one thing its definatley a great investment!
- 1147cc (69cid)
JK's Galleria Of Vintage, Classic And Pristine Cars
John Kufleitner's Galleria of Vintage, Classic, & Pristine Cars
13134 Salem Alliance Rd
Salem, OH 44460
- serial number 106523181
- White exterior with black convertible top and red/white trim upholstery. Black speckled dash. All correct. Nearly perfect.
- Runs excellent! 1,787 Original miles. Transmission excellent, like new!
- Factory AM/FM/SW band radio.
- Factory four way flashers.
- Older Coker Classic wide white wall tires (Should be updated)
- Original spare & tool kit.
- Twin Props and all mechanics in excellent condition.
- Everything works, this car needs nothing!
- Recent brake job with stainless steel sleeved brake cylinders, all 6.
- The craft is in excellent condition and a great swimmer! The stunning white on red is a real show stopper. This boat car is a real prize, one of the best in the world!!
This Amphicar has been stored indoors and than at a museum under current ownership. This one has undergone a sympathetic restoration which included new paint. thorough cleaning and a comprehensive mechanical re-freshening. Fuel and brake systems have been routinely maintenance and the car has been kept as original as possible. This is truly an exceptional Amphicar. One of the smallest production runs. We should also note that this car has a correct 9 digit USA VIN plate and correct USA driving lights.
The Amphicar. designed by Hanns Trippel in 1958. manufactured by IWK. one of the largest German conglomerates and 25% shareholder in Mercedes Benz.
They also owned Mauser Machine & Tool Company and Mauser Guns. among other holdings. Trippel was successful in convincing IWK to build machinery to stamp out the sheet metal for the car. while almost all other components were sourced from readily available German and British auto manufacturers.
Most electrics were Lucas from England along with well proven Triumph 1147 engine used in early Spitfires and all Triumph Heralds. Lights. horn and gas tank were likewise sourced from other manufacturers. including BMW and Volkswagen.
The Transmission was a modified Porsche 356 transmission adapted by Hermes for the Amphicar application. All in all. approximately 4,500 Amphicars were built. with an estimated 600 surviving today. The Amphicar was delivered in four colors only; white. red. lagoon blue and green. Original detail is impeccable.
The Amphicar Model 770 was launched at the 1961 New York Auto Show and marketed in the United States from 1961-1967.
The Amphicar's engine was mounted at the rear of the craft. driving the rear wheels through a 4-speed manual transmission. For use in the water. the same engine drove a pair of reversible propellers at the rear. with a second gear lever engaging forward or reverse drive. Once in the water. the main gear lever would normally be left in neutral. By engaging first gear as well as drive to the propellers when approaching a boat ramp. the Amphicar could drive itself out of the water. The Amphicar engine had a power output of 43hp. Designated the "Model 770". the Amphicar could achieve speeds of 7 knots in the water and 70 mph (110 km/h) on land.
President Lyndon B. Johnson was known as an owner of an Amphicar. Johnson, a known practical joker. was said to enjoy frightening visitors at his Johnson City. Texas ranch by driving them downhill in his Amphicar. directly into his property's lake, all the while shouting that he had malfunctioning brakes.
This amphicar was in a museum for many years--the mileage is original--odometer is original and has not been altered!!!
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