Today I have to share with you an Amphicar, bro! The Amphicar model 770 is an amphibious automobile launched at the 1961 New York Auto Show. manufactured in West Germany and marketed in the United States from 1961-1967, with production having ended in 1965.*
Designed by Hanns Tripplel, the amphibious vehicle was manufactured by the Quandt Group at Lübeck and at Berlin-Borsigwalde, with a total of 3,878 manufactured in a single generation.*
A descendant of the Volkswagen schwimwagen, the Amphicar offered only modest performance compared to most contemporary boats or cars, featured navigation lights and flag as mandated by Coast Guard — and after operation in water, required greasing at 13 points, one of which required removal of the rear seat.*
The Amphicar name is a portmanteau of “amphibious” and “car”.Overall this is one of the best models I have. It is my one and only Minichamps I have, but it was definitely worthy the $58.00 price tag. This is the only one 1/43 version of this car I have ever seen (besides the 3 hotwheels versions I have and the two 1:1 versions I’ve seen). The only thing I don’t like is that the propeller was put on crooked and when I tried to correct it, it broke so I had to glue it. I recommend this model to anyone who likes Amphicars, amphibious vehicles, or just anything plain wacky. I hope you like it!
*information from Wikipedia