Thursday, June 4, 2009



SOLD FOR $124,200
Transmission: 4 SPEED
Cylinders: 4
Engine Size: 1147CC
Horsepower: 43

Welcome aboard! Take a boat ride in your car. Cruise on land and cruise in the water. This FJORD Green Amphicar is one of only 3878 built and 1 of only 350 known to survive in the world. It recently underwent a complete rotisserie restoration of every single component on the car It runs, drives and swims perfectly with no leaks. Features water tight doors, bilge pump, navigation lights, swimming step, anchor, paddle, spare tire, jack, spacious luggage compartment. 4 speed synchronized transmission, forward/reverse water transmission. A complete photo record of restoration and manuals. Restored by TBIRDSQUARE (dot com) also includes digital depth sounder with water speedometer and original AM/FM shortwave radio.

1964 Amphicar 770 Convertible

This example of Hans Tripple's Amphicar may be the finest restoration in North America. It began as a relatively low mileage, rust-free example and was stripped to bare metal. Rust inhibiting primer was applied and then painted in the original factory white. All operating components were refreshed or replaced where necessary. A complete engine rebuild, transmission rebuild and reworking of all mechanical components including brake lines, wheel and master cylinders were employed. All replacements were either NOS components from the restorer's private stock or remanufactured for the Amphicar. The interior was redone with marine-grade vinyl in the most authentic color and stitch match in the world. The only upgrade to this accurate and correct restoration is the use of an alternator. This Amphicar is known to those who laboriously worked on her for nearly two years as "Pond Lilly". She completed her shakedown cruise this Fall and her hull remained dry as a bone. The original bilge blower and bilge pump have been refreshed. Both bow and stern marine lights have been replaced with new lenses and bulbs. The Amphicar has been refitted with the period-correct Coker tires, which act as the rudder when she is afloat. Pond Lilly cruises comfortably at 65mph on land and 7 knots in the water. This original example includes the complete propeller housing tunnels, which are rare to find without damage. The tunnels extend below the hull for added stability. The hull has been painted with marine-grade paint to inhibit rust and minimize friction in the water. This example, restored by Roger Sallee, will put a smile on the owner's face for years to come. Of the 3,800 originally built, it is estimated that less than 650 remain today.

1967 Amphicar 770 Convertible

Exterior Color: BEACH SAND WHITE
Interior Color: RED/WHITE
Cylinders: 4
Engine: 1147
Transmission: 4-SPEED

Of the few remaining Amphicars this is the finest example in existence. An oer the top "true" restoration. taken down to the raw body. It was 100% dissassembled and recieved a nut and bolt restoration. Every "wet" part was powder coated. The body is arrow straight and finished correctly in beach sand white with red/white interior. Since completed she has only 600 test miles and 3 short "swims." No other vehicle attracts the attention as the Amphicar. Very few are left in existence and none like this. All manuals, literature, paddle and juoges restoration album stay with car. This car is a finer example than the Amphicar sold at Barrett-Jackson last year for $124,000.00. Perfect for the particular collector or museum.

1967 Amphicar 770 Convertible

Exterior Color: RED
Interior Color: BLACK
Cylinders: 4
Transmission: 4-SPEED

Description Amphicars were built in Germany from 1961 to 1968. Total production was 3,878 vehicles. The Amphicar is rear engined and has its original 4-cylinder British-built Triumph Herald motor producing 43hp. Also original is its 4 speed special two-part land-and-water transmission built by Hermes, the makers of the Porsche transmission. The Amphicar is moved in the water by its twin nylon propellers. This car has been in storage for the past 25 years. It has been repainted its original color of Regatta Red with black interior. Always maintained and used NOS parts. This is a right hand drive. Excellent condition.