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Classics Adorable Amphicar 770 Convertible Sails Onto The Auction Block

16:10  20 september  2020
16:10  20 september  2020 Source:   autoclassics.com

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If you're looking to make a big entrance at the local beach next spring, then check out this 1967 Amphicar 770 Convertible that's crossing the auction block The Amphicar made its debut in 1961 at the New York Auto Show. The big fins at the rear evoked the look of many American cars at the time.

Auction Lot F168, Kissimmee, FL 2019. Highly original 1,400 mile Amphicar . Having spent the majority of its life in a museum, this Amphicar 770 convertible has only traveled 1,400 miles The lot and information presented at auction on the auction block supersedes any previous descriptions or

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Don't buy a car and a boat because this vehicle does both.

If you're looking to make a big entrance at the local beach next spring, then check out this 1967 Amphicar 770 Convertible that's crossing the auction block at Mecum's sale in Dallas from October 15 to 17. These cars are an interesting footnote in German automotive history for the vehicle's ability to function as a normal road car and then slide into the water as a functional boat.

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The Amphicar 770 ( 770 represents 7 miles on water, 70 miles an hour on land) first surfaced at the 1959 German Auto Show and a couple years later entered The convertible is a four-seater and was powered by a rear-mounted, four cylinder Triumph Herald engine of 1,147 cc, which generated 43 hp.

Auction Lot S17, Dallas, TX 2015. Four year restoration. Rebuilt engine and transmission. Believed to be 9,063 miles with 138 miles since restoration. Lot S17 Dallas 2015 Sept 16-19. 1965 Amphicar 770 Convertible .

The Amphicar made its debut in 1961 at the New York Auto Show. The big fins at the rear evoked the look of many American cars at the time. The angled front makes getting into the water easier without scraping the bodywork. At the back, the two propellers give away that this isn't a normal car.

While the amphibious ability is cool, Amphicar is not a fast on land or in the water. Power comes from a Triumph-sourced 1,147cc four-cylinder engine making 38 horsepower (28 kilowatts). Original documentation indicates the vehicle is able to reach a top speed of 75 miles per hour on land and 7.5 mph (12.1 kph) in the water.

Switching from driving on land to the water just requires putting in the bilge plug and operating the locks to seal the doors. Then pull a leather to switch between operating on land and in the water. On the road, there's a four-speed manual gearbox, and there are simply forward and reverse modes as a boat.

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Rare original 1964 Amphicar Model # 770 . Older restoration. Information found on the website is presented as advance information for the auction lot. The lot and information presented at auction on the auction block supersedes any previous descriptions or information.

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Mecum's listing doesn't offer many details about this specific vehicle. While you might expect the Amphicar's body to be fiberglass, it's actually steel. This one is apparently rust-free. The auction page also mentions it undergoing a "comprehensive restoration." The company doesn't offer an estimate for how much the Amphicar might sell for.

Source: Mecum Auctions, Amphicars

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