This next car is just above the self imposed DT price limit of $20k, but the typical selling price for an Amphicar is somewhere above $45k if you put any faith in Bringatrailers auction data or active Hemmings.com listings. Prices are high for a car that can barely achieve freeway speeds, but number of Amphicars built by the Quandt Group for world wide distribution between 1961-68 was approximately 4500 and the number that get regular use is 500 (according to Amphicars.com). The Amphicar is a totally watertight floating car that is powered by a 1.2 liter inline-4 cylinder engine borrowed from the Triumph Herald 1200. The engine puts out 43 horsepower and can be connected to either the rear wheels or twin prop-shafts out the tail…and if want a cheap example this one looks to be ready to drive/float/whatever. Find this 1966 Amphicar Model 770 offered for $25000 in Los Angeles, CA via craigslist.
From the seller:
cylinders: 4 cylinders
paint color: yellow
title status: clean
I have had this 1966 Amphicar Convertible for over 20 years, it has been a wonderful adventure car and kept mostly garaged
It has a gortex fold top.
Runs & drives good and very low miles. Straight body but needs some restoration.
Licensed and insured.
1000 hours water time
14.8k road miles.
See a better way to float in a boat? firstname.lastname@example.org