How could you possible pass on this car?
Everyone has dreamed of driving their car from the land into the water, and not in some crazy sort of way. This might be more of a fantasy if you live around numerous bodies of water and are stuck in heavy traffic, but you it’s also possible you just don’t want to have to back up to the boat dock to load and unload your watercraft. Whatever the reason, the solution is to buy this 1964 Amphicar Model 770. It also works as a fun investment, if the daydreaming isn’t reason enough.
The steel hull on this Amphicar are covered with Beach Sand White and some normal wear for a vehicle which has spent time in saltwater. Through that patina the chrome has still survived in good, shiny condition. There is a black canvas top you can put up, and it’s mostly in good condition.
Of course, the engine is housed in the rear. It’s a 70ci Triumph Herald 4-cylinder with a 1-barrel carb and a four-speed manual transmission bolted up. You can see the twin propellers at the rear when this craft is on land. They and the rear wheels are run by a dual-purpose 4.72 rear.
As you can see in the pictures, this is a 2+2 with white and red vinyl upholstery and roll inserts. Original instruments and steering wheel add to the charm. Ribbed rubber floor mats make keeping everything clean and drying out the interior easy.
Originally the dream brought to life by Hans Tippel, a German designer, the Amphicar first came into fame at the 1959 German Auto Show. It made a splash later at the 1961 New York Auto Show, captivating quite a few with the revolutionary design. There’s no doubt this hybrid vehicle will continue to mesmerize people for some time in the future, making for the perfect collectible.
If you want to add this car to your garage, contact Classic Auto Mall, which is handling the sale.