THIS BOAT IS A CAR! (Jul, 1960)
THIS BOAT IS A CAR!
IT’S a boat! It’s a car! It does everything but fly! In fact, it’s Amphicar, a West German import that looks like a jazzy convertible and, when driven off the road into a lake or river, becomes an efficient motorboat.
The car’s water-tight body is 15-1/2 ft. long, has a wheelbase of 80 in. and weighs 1,738 lbs. Fuel consumption is said to be 32 mpg on land and two gallons per hour on the water. The Austin four-cylinder engine is water-cooled.
For on-water drive, a switch lever operates two stern propellers at forward or reverse speed.
Recommended for fishermen and outdoor sportsmen, the Amphicar will sell in the U. S. for under $3,000. •