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Amphicar

Designed by Hans Trippel.
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Amphicar. (Germany) 1961 - I967.
The Amphicar is an amphibious automobile, the first (and as of 2009 the only) such vehicle mass-produced for sale to the public. The German vehicle was designed by Hanns Trippel and manufactured by the Quandt Group at Lübeck and at Berlin-Borsigwalde. Its name is a portmanteau of "amphibious" and "car".


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Amphicar logotype.

Production started in 1961. From 1963 to 1965 cars were assembled from parts inventory built up in anticipation of sales of 20,000 per year. Production ended in 1965.

Cars were titled in the year they actually sold rather than when they were produced, e.g. an Amphicar assembled in 1963 could be titled a 1968 if that was when it was first sold. Most Amphicars were sold in the United States.

Cars were sold in the United Kingdom from 1964. Total production was 3,878 vehicles before the company folded. 99 right-hand drives were converted from left-hand drives. Some were used in the Berlin police department and others were fitted for rescue operations.

(text source: Wikipedia)


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Amphicar logo.

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Amphicar logo. (source: Boogerballs)

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Amphicar "A" logo from a 1961 technical specifications sheet. (source: John Lloyd)

AMPHICAR EMBLEMS
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Amphicar logotype emblem.

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Amphicar emblem.

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amphicar tag

Amphicar model 770 tag.

AMPHICAR ADS
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London dealer Amphicar ad.

amphicar sweepstakes

Amphicar sweepstakes promotion.

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Amphicar ad.

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LINKS
International Amphicar Owners Club   Official site.
International Amphicar Owners Club   Amphicar history.
 
 
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