Amphicar

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»

Barn Finds At Lucky Auctions’ Fall Classic!

Where has the summer gone? Fall is almost here and while that’s a bit of a bummer, at least it means cool evenings for cruising around in a classic! It also means it’s time for Lucky Auctions annual Fall… more»

Docked For 10 Years: 1967 Amphicar 770

It’s a car! It’s a boat! Actually, this 1967 Amphicar 770 isn’t a particularly great one of either of those, but the mere fact that you can drive into a lake or pond and then motor away (albeit slowly) is… more»

Fish Out Of Water: Amphicar 770

Incredibly iconic and very well known for its unique styling and abilities, the Amphicar is the small water going classic you just can’t help but appreciate. Often difficult to find in any condition, this Canadian found project seems rather… more»

Splash! Amazing Survivor 1964 Amphicar 770

Jeff recently wrote about a cool little Amphicar which you can read about here. Well, here’s another “Fjord Green” Amphicar and ain’t she a beauty? Well, no, how could an Amphicar be beautiful? It’s called the model “770” because it… more»