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AMPHICAR

4-seater convertible.

Just about the only amphibious private car to achieve commercial sales. Does 65mph on the road, and 6 knots (7mph) in the water, thus at best a compromise in either element. Corrosion and water sealing are problems, although rear-mounted engine is Triumph Herald and easily replaceable. German-made, and sold in Britain from 1964.

Technical Specifications

Engine:
1147cc (S4 OHV) 
Configuration:
Rear engine, rear-wheel drive 
Production dates:
1961 to 1968  
Number produced:
est 800