1966 Amphicar 770
Sold For $82,500Inclusive of applicable buyer's fee.
- The only commercially successful “car that swims”
- Authentic restoration by marque specialists
- Extensive history file of documentation and manuals
- Always the crowd favorite in any collection or museum
The car offered here was owned as early as 1972 by Sidney Armistead of Alaska, who retained ownership of it until 2004. It next passed to another Alaskan owner, then, shortly thereafter, to Eugene Francavilla of Jupiter, Florida. In Mr. Francavilla’s ownership, the Amphicar was painstakingly restored in the attractive factory color of Lagoon Blue. The restoration was judged Most Unique at the Boca Raton Concours d’Elegance in 2009 and won Best Amphicar at the Classic Boat Show in Mount Dora, Florida. A new top and interior have recently been installed, along with new fuel lines, and the engine compartment has been detailed. Accompanying the Amphicar are receipts relating to the restoration, a CD of photographs, and a large collection of manuals and service information.
One of the nicest Amphicars to recently come to market, this car is perhaps the most fun for the money to be found. It is a surefire crowd-pleaser, on road or lake!