Germany produced 3,880 Amphicars during 1960-1964
The amphicar was the first and only amphibious car to ever be sold to the public. It was powered by a rear mounted Triumph 1.2L engine that could go 70 mph on land and 10 mph on water. The transmission has similiarities to a 356 Porsche. You steer with the front tires controlled by the steering wheel.
- 2,000 remain today in total
- Only 1,000 can swim and run
- Rest are in pieces
Subsidiary of BMW funded the amphicar project. Harold Quandt, owner of BMW, kicked it off. After his death from a plane crash in ’64, Amphicar production stopped.
- $30,000 (runs/swims)
- $125,000 (Barrett-Jackson museum quality)