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Hemmings Find of the Day – 1965 Amphicar

Posted January 09, 2014 8:00 AM by dstrohl
Pathfinder Tags: amphibious classic auto wet car

As the name implies, the Amphicar was designed as a multipurpose vehicle, capable of navigating both roads and bodies of water. As a car, its 1147cc Triumph four-cylinder produced a modest 47 horsepower, giving it leisurely acceleration and a top speed of just 70 MPH. On the water, the Amphicar had a top speed of seven knots, meaning it wasn't the first choice of tow boat for waterskiers. Less than 4,000 were assembled before production ended in 1965, and today these quirky models enjoy a relatively robust following. This 1965 Amphicar for sale on Hemmings.com seems to offer a solid foundation for a restoration project, although it appears good enough to use (on land and in the water) in its current condition. Read more and see the classified ad on Hemmings.

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01/10/2014 7:50 AM

I can not make the jump to the Hemmings site IT JUST SITS THERE won't do anything

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01/10/2014 10:28 AM

There's a mistake in the hyperlink - it did the same thing yesterday.

- Open the link

- The new window/tab you just opened shouldn't do anything

- In the address bar of the new window/tab, delete the "%20http//" located right after the "http://"

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01/10/2014 11:21 AM

Thanks

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01/11/2014 5:35 PM

It appeared in the "capitein zeppos" series on BRT, and then came bridges.

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01/11/2014 5:43 PM

check this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aEW7tqT9bN0

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