FOR SALE: 1964 Amphicar Model 770
Antique/Classic / Bellevue, Washington
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1964 Amiphicar Model 770. Beach White / Red, 1175cc I4 engine, four-speed manual transmission, twin propellers.It\'s a car -- no it\'s a boat! This is a 1964 Amphicar Model 770, presented in Beach White over a red and black interior. Despite its claim of being the most successful amphibious road-going car sold in the U.S., the Amphicar is incredibly rare, with less than 3,900 models ever produced. This is a very well-kept example that has been fastidiously cared for and is said to still be water-worthy.The model name 770 was chosen as an Amphicar could hit 7 mph on the water and 70 mph on dry land. As configured by the factory, Model 770 Amphicars are powered by a 1175cc inline-four that was transplanted from a Triumph Herald, and it is backed by a four-speed manual transmission. In the water, a simple lever switches the Amphicar from rear-wheel drive to twin rear propellers, with the front wheels doing the steering in the water as well as on land.Model 770s were available in only four colors from the factory: Beach White, Lagoon Blue, Fjord Green and Classic Regatta Red. This example is finished in Beach White, which was the second most popular factory color. The car features a white manual soft top and red vinyl bench seats with white piping. Further features include bow & stern lamps, a bilge pump, manual roll-up windows and 13 polished wheels with Goodyear white line tires.On file with this Amphicar is the original owner\'s manual, technical info, life vests and even an oar.With less than 3,900 ever built, the Amphicar has developed a rabid cult following. This is an incredibly well-kept and well-presented example that won\'t stick around for too long -- don\'t miss out.