Rare Amphibious Project: 1964 Amphicar 770

Who doesn’t remember the quirky Amphicar of the 1960s? You know, the little car that could ride on water or the small boat that could drive on land. Built in Germany, production ran from 1961 to 1965 with registrations… more»

Land or Water Use: 1967 Amphicar 770

The Amphicar 770 was either a car that could also serve as a boat or a boat that could also perform as an automobile. With its unique design, it could travel up to seven knots on water and 70… more»

Bouyancy is Important: 1960s Amphicar

Looking back through automotive history you can find an example of just about every crazy idea you can think of.  For example, numerous companies are making the news as they try to be the first to market with a… more»

Make Waves: 1964 Amphicar 770

The cheerful, whacky Amphicar has an unsavory genesis. Its designer was Hans Trippel, a German industrial designer, auto enthusiast – and member of the Sturmabteilung, a Nazi para-military force. When Germany invaded France, Trippel ran the Bugatti plant for… more»

Make a Splash! 1967 Amphicar 770

I have always possessed an unwavering passion for classic cars, although I also have a morbid, some would say irrational, fear of boats. White knuckles and profuse sweating accompany any journey on the water. That leaves me torn by… more»

Save or Scrap? Salty 1967 Amphicar

The Amphicar (short for Amphibious Car, meaning it can travel on land and water) is probably one of the most unique civilian production cars ever made. The official model is called the 770, denoting the ability to travel 7mph… more»

Part Car, Part Boat: 1964 Amphicar

The Amphicar 770 was an interesting novelty vehicle from the 1960s. Built in West Germany, it was part car and part boat, so it functioned on both land and water. A quirky vehicle, owners were quoted as saying things… more»

No Reserve: 1965 Amphicar 770

Owning a classic car will almost certainly mean taking a leap of faith at some point. This could entail taking that lovingly built high-performance motor to the redline for the first time in the belief that it won’t go… more»

Docked 20 Years: 1964 Amphicar 770 Boat Car

How many of you remember the Amphicar from the 1960s? It was a quirky little machine that was part car and part boat. Fewer than 4,000 were made in a five-year period, so they don’t turn up for sale… more»

Hot Wheels Inspiration: Amphicar 770 Custom

The owner of this customized Amphicar 770 claims that it is a vehicle that may have served as the inspiration for a Hot Wheels diecast model that appeared on toy shop shelves a few years ago. Whether this is… more»

Sinking Feeling: 1964 Amphicar 770

The Amphicar is one of those vehicles that leaves me torn. I love anything with wheels, but I’m terrified of boats. This particular Amphicar reinforces my belief that I should be keeping my feet firmly on dry land because,… more»

A Different Off-Roader: 1964 Amphicar 770

For any manufacturer to take on the concept of an amphibious vehicle could best be described as a brave decision. Automotive history is littered with examples, and some of these vehicles have been more successful than others. Some unkind… more»

Museum Car: 1967 Amphicar 770

Despite being equipped for water use, this 1967 Amphicar is severely land-locked in a auto museum somewhere in Orlando, Florida. Looking like a nice specimen that’s ready for open water, the Amphicar is commanding strong bids at the moment… more»

Saved from Scrapyard: 1964 Amphicar

It’s incredible how frequently we see collector cars, or at least really desirable parts vehicles for collector cars, turn up at auctions with no reason given as to its abandonment by a previous owner. That’s the case of this 1964… more»

Shipwrecked: 1967 Amphicar Project

Wow – for an Amphicar that was supposedly never submerged, this one looks like it found other ways to end up as a rusty hulk. The listing on eBay is short on details, other than stating that this Amphicar… more»

Float Your Boat: 1964 Amphicar 770

When it comes to the world of classic cars there are some cars that have a very broad appeal, and there are cars that really cater for a more specific taste. This 1964 Amphicar probably fits into the latter… more»