Call it Twofer Tuesday, Twin Prop Tuesday, Topless Tuesday, just don’t call it boring. It’s the Amphicar 770, and this one is build #62.
I was messing around on Hemmings again and stumbled across the delightful little Amphicar, a vehicle which I had sort of forgotten about for a long time. As you know, the Amphicar was designed to be the amphibious vehicle for the everyman. Although it never really took off in the mainstream, it became one of those wonderful examples of 1960’s engineering, when manufacturers took design risks, and little guys like Amphicar could make a splash (I had to – don’t judge me).
Piloting a 770 is a full-time job, but it’s all laid out very simply. It looks like it would be easy to pick up.
This Amphicar is the sixty second (62nd) Amphicar that was built. Yes, it was made in 1962. It is the model 7-70, meaning that it can swim at seven knots or it can go down the road at 70 miles per hour. It was restored about 12 years ago. It is a fun toy to have. The paint upholstery, tires, top etc were all new at restoration. I am asking $62000.00.
Fixed-position twin props push the 770 in the water. No fancy moves here – the front wheels become rudders in the water.
What do you do with an Amphicar? Well, you take it amphicar-ing, of course.
The seller certainly knows what a 1962 770 is worth, and seems to have a thing for even numbers (1962, #62, $62,000). Is your entire annual salary worth losing for a chance to own this British-powered, German-built cabriolet?
[Source: Hemmings Classifieds]