Lot #488 - The Amphicar is rear-engined and uses a 4 cylinder British built Triumph Herald motor producing 43hp. The Amphicar has a top speed of 7 mph on water and 70 mph on land. Hence, it was dubbed the "Model 770." The Amphicar is moved in the water by its twin nylon propellers. A special two-part land and water transmission allows the wheels and propellers to be operated either independently or simultaneously. In the water, the front wheels act as rudders. All aspects of this restoration always maintained a conscious concern for originality and quality of craftsmanship. This car started its restoration 99.9% rust-free. All replaced parts were always NOS when possible. All the interior and window glass in the vehicle is original. The convertible top is like new with no rips, scuffs or tears. This vehicle was only judged once in its life and took 1st Place at the 49th Concours d'Elegance in Canada with a score of 99.3. This was a family owned car for 39 years with matching numbers.
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