Today I had the pleasure to meet Steve Ewing and his Amphicar 770 at the Merrickville European Classic Car Show.
This was the most unusual car at the show and having the opportunity to take a drive in it was an incredible experience. Somehow it is just not right to drive your car straight into the water unless you own the Amphicar 770. From car to boat and back to car again.
Wikipedia describes the car as follows:
“The Amphicar Model 770 is an amphibious automobile which was launched at the 1961 New York Auto Show, manufactured in West Germany, and marketed from 1961 to 1968. Production stopped in 1965.
Designed by Hans Trippel, the amphibious vehicle was manufactured by the Quandt Group at Lübeck and at Berlin-Borsigwalde, with a total of 3,878 manufactured in a single generation.
A descendant of the Volkswagen Schwimmwagen the Amphicar offered only modest performance compared to most contemporary boats or cars, featured navigation lights and flag as mandated by the US Coast Guard — and, after operation in water, required greasing at 13 points, one of which required removal of the rear seat.”From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Interview and Test Drive – September 25th, 2022
The 1964-1965 World’s Fair
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