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eBay Listing: 1968 Amphicar 770

Classics  /   /  By Chad Tyson

The Amphicar wasn’t a great car and it wasn’t a great boat. But if you’re in the market for a slow speed cruiser that you can literally drive into a lake (and back out again), there’s no better choice.

Amphicars were built from 1961–68 with an estimated 3,878 total units produced. The original four-cylinder 1,147-cc Triumph engine pumped out all of 43 horsepower when new. That enabled the car to hit seven knots on the water and 70 mph on land, hence the “770” moniker. Anything more than that and you’ll need a sail or a long downhill stretch.

This 1968 example was “pampered, garaged and used sparingly… by the same owner since new!” The seller says the paint and interior are in nice condition. Some “superficial” rust is on the bottom of the quarter panels, which should be an eye-opener — if you’re interested in this car, better have this closely inspected, as rust in one of these can turn a fun afternoon into a soggy one in a hurry. Recent work includes brakes, starter and transmission.

Five Amphicars sold on eBay Motors in the past year, averaging $39k for good examples and $56k for excellent ones. See how this one is doing here.

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  1. Michael Westcott August 8, 2012 at 2:40 pm Reply

    I commented on your Amphicar and told my story on your facebook page about the one I owned and loved and now miss a bunch! If you can’t find my comment I can send it to you at what ever address you want me to send it too ! Thanks for the Memories !

  2. eBay Motors August 8, 2012 at 2:45 pm Reply

    Hi Michael,

    Thank you so much! We believe that it did not come through on Facebook due to length.

    However, please email us your story directly to ebaymotors (at) ebay.com along with a photo of it so we can feature it on our blog!

  3. Shelley Nuss August 9, 2012 at 4:41 pm Reply

    I think there was Nash car that also went in the water. I knew of another one but can’t think of the name of it. Hey, how about speed racers car? That went under the water too.

  4. eBay Motors August 10, 2012 at 8:51 am Reply

    Hey Shelley!

    Good memory, do you have any photos of that Nash car?

    eBay Motors

  5. Mr BOB VANEYKeren August 10, 2012 at 6:25 pm Reply

    I know during our past War they had an AMPHIBIAN Vehicles called THE D.U.C.K. They now run tours down in Branson, Missouri for tours which was rather both a learning expereince and enjoyable

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