<b>1962 Amphicar Model 770 Convertible</b><br />Chassis no. 100536<br /> Engine no. K361HE

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Lot 522
1962 Amphicar Model 770 Convertible

Sold for US$ 36,960 inc. premium
1962 Amphicar Model 770 Convertible
Chassis no. 100536
Engine no. K361HE

Hans Trippel's experiments with amphibious vehicles began in the 1930s, bearing fruit in wartime in the form of the Volkswagen based Schwimmwagen. Trippel revived the concept post-war with the Amphicar (originally called the Eurocar). Necessarily of unitary construction, the cabriolet-style Amphicar was powered by a four-cylinder engine mounted in the rear and driving the rear wheels. A special transmission drove the two propellers that afforded a maximum cruising speed on water of around 6 knots (7mph), the top speed on land being around 70mph. The design certainly worked, as demonstrated by a well-publicized stunt that saw an Amphicar successfully cross the English Channel from France to England in 1962. This Amphicar was delivered new to the United States, but little about its early history is currently known. Coming to the collection in the 1990s from California, it appears to have received some restoration work many years ago and will now require recommissioning before hitting the highway or high seas.
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<b>1962 Amphicar Model 770 Convertible</b><br />Chassis no. 100536<br /> Engine no. K361HE
<b>1962 Amphicar Model 770 Convertible</b><br />Chassis no. 100536<br /> Engine no. K361HE
<b>1962 Amphicar Model 770 Convertible</b><br />Chassis no. 100536<br /> Engine no. K361HE
<b>1962 Amphicar Model 770 Convertible</b><br />Chassis no. 100536<br /> Engine no. K361HE
<b>1962 Amphicar Model 770 Convertible</b><br />Chassis no. 100536<br /> Engine no. K361HE
<b>1962 Amphicar Model 770 Convertible</b><br />Chassis no. 100536<br /> Engine no. K361HE
<b>1962 Amphicar Model 770 Convertible</b><br />Chassis no. 100536<br /> Engine no. K361HE
<b>1962 Amphicar Model 770 Convertible</b><br />Chassis no. 100536<br /> Engine no. K361HE
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