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1963 Amphicar 770

Sale price: £39,000.00 make an offer

Car location: Weybridge, United Kingdom
Sale type: Fixed price listing

Technical specifications, photos and description:

Manufacturer: Other
Model: Other
Year: 1963
Type: sports/convertible
Mileage: 14,614
Transmission: manual
Drive side: Right-hand drive
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1963 Amphicar 770 for sale

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For sale by auction on Saturday 31 August 2013 with Historics at Brooklands. Brooklands Motor Racing Circuit. Weybridge. Surrey. Call 01753 639170
The Amphicar is an amphibious vehicle. designed by Hanns Trippel
and manufactured by the Quandt Group in Lübeck and
Berlin-Borsigwalde. The Amphicar was designed to be marketed and
sold in the USA; compared to most boats or cars. its performance
was modest. resulting in less than 4000 being produced between 1961
and 1968. Nevertheless. it is still among the most successful
amphibious civilian autos of all time. and is still often prized
and preserved as a novelty collectible automobile today. From the
front the appearance of the undersurface is slightly pointed and
sharply cut away; the wheels are set low. ensuring that the vehicle
stands well above ground level when on dry land. Front and rear
bumpers are placed low on the body panels and the water propulsion
is provided by twin propellers mounted under the rear bumper. Power
was supplied by the 1147cc engine from the Triumph Herald; the
Amphicar engine had a power output of 43hp. Referred to as the
'Model 770'. the Amphicar could achieve speeds of 7 knots in
the water and 70 mph on land.

This lefthand drive model was made for the European market
and has been retained in a private collection for the last ten
years. Believed to be one of only eight Amphicars in the UK. it was
restored some time ago and finished in mint green with white vinyl
roof and black interior. Although the engine and gearbox are work
well. it does require further light restoration especially to the
rear of the car where a few leaks have been detected. Having
said that. it was recently used at the Liquid Leisure Water Ski
Club to tow the Under 16 Namibian Ski Champion as part of a
publicity campaign. The vehicle comes supplied with an extensive
history file. a brand new hood. buoys and life jackets. These
immensely entertaining car/boats are hard to find and generate huge
interest on land or water. One Amphicar owner was quoted "We like
to think of it as the fastest car on the water and the fastest boat
on the road. " The ideal viewing platform for next years Henley

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