Amphicar Travels on Water or Land (Aug, 1960)
Amphicar Travels on Water or Land
PART boat and part car, this German import recently made its American debut. Dubbed the Amphicar, it has a self-supporting floating bodyâ€”162 in. long overall, on an 80-in. wheelbase.
Its 4-cylinder 39-hp motor is water cooled and has four fully synchronized forward speeds and one reverse for on-land operation. For on-water drive, a switch operates twin propellers in the rear at forward or reverse speed.
The manufacturer says it will give 32 mpg on land and use about 2 gals, per hour on the water. The importer is Amphicar Corporation of America, New York, N. Y.