California

Barker Hangar
17 - 18 July 2015
Lot 1047

1965 Amphicar 770

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$40,000 - $50,000 USD | Not Sold

United States | Santa Monica, California

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Despite its compact proportions, the Amphicar was a full four-seater complete with a folding soft-top for rainy weather or rough seas. Optional extras for the water-going car/vessel included an anchor, floating cushions, flares, cleats and an all-important paddle in case of sea-going breakdown. Powering this Amphicar is a 1,147-cc, 43-hp inline four-cylinder engine that was also used in the British Triumph Herald sedan, it is mated to a four-speed manual transmission that directed power to the rear wheels on land and, once on water, to twin propellers at the rear with the transition made by engaging a lever in the cockpit. It is presented in red with a white convertible top. The wheels are painted red with whitewall tires, and the hubs are covered by stainless steel caps.