So, you don’t trust a houseboat trike to take you across the lake? Well then, you may want to look at the 1964 Amphicar Model 770. Oh, wait. You can’t. Somebody snapped it up on May 8th for US$59,000 when it was put on the block on Bring A Trailer. But anyways… it is good know it exists.

1964 Amphicar Model 770

And oh yeah, the 1964 Amphicar Model 770 is an amphibious car. It is powered by a whopping 43 horsepower 1,148cc Triumph inline-out engine mated to a 4-speed manual transmission which allows it to make 70 mph on land and a briskly 7 knots in water. “70” and “7” are why this particular model is so designated as model “770”.

When in water, a pair of nylon propellers under the bumper propels the craft forward while the front wheels serve as the rudders.

Other highlights include a super cool red and white vinyl upholstery, steel dashboard, aftermarket AM/FM cassette player (!), 13-inch steel wheels with Amphicar covers and Goodyear Vector whitewall tires, and a supposed low mileage of under 3,850 miles. However, it is noted that the true mileage of this unique ride is unknown.

Obviously, the model 770 is not the first of its kind. Previously, we have seen a bunch of them, including a super cool amphibious Volvo station wagon.

Images: Bring A Trailer.

Source: This Is Why I’m Broke.

Published by Mike

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  1. Hi there,
    Not sure if you know this or not, but you can ride the original amphibious cars. The ones that Hans Trippel, a German designer, created. The Amphicar Model 770 debuted in 1961. The vehicles were produced in Germany by Quandt Group and available to buy from 1961 to 1968. Production stopped in 1965 with 3,878 produced, of which 3,046 were imported into the U.S.
    The only place in the world where you can ride them (unless you own one) is at Disney Springs in Florida: https://britonthemove.com/amphicars/
    Also, Mount Dora in Florida has an amphicar festival every year where many owners come and display their cars on the water.
    You should check it out if you are into amphibious cars; the history alone is fantastic. Riding one – WOW! Enjoy – Nikki

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