- This past Saturday in Frankenmuth Auto Fest there were TONS of Amphicars in the water and on dry land. One of them even had a Mermaid riding onboard!

ALERT: Mermaid Sighting

Seen riding on top of an Amphicar Model 770: Amphicar picture EXPLOSION!

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Here's pictures of the rest of the fleet that was out that day and then at the bottom on dry land!

What is an Amphicar you may ask:

The Amphicar Model 770 is an amphibious automobile which was launched at the 1961 New York Auto Show,[2] manufactured in West Germany and marketed from 1961 to 1968. Production stopped in 1965.

Designed by Hans Trippel, the amphibious vehicle was manufactured by the Quandt Group at Lübeck and at Berlin-Borsigwalde, with a total of 3,878[2][3] manufactured in a single generation.

A descendant of the Volkswagen Schwimmwagen,[4] the Amphicar offered only modest performance compared to most contemporary boats or cars, featured navigation lights and flag as mandated by the US Coast Guard — and after operation in water, required greasing at 13 points, one of which required removal of the rear seat.[2]

The Amphicar name is a portmanteau of "amphibious" and "car".

copied from the Wiki page:

Check list before entering the water!

Check list before entering the water!

LOOK a Triumph engine!!!

LOOK a Triumph engine!!!

Hope you enjoyed the pics!

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Comments (4)

  • Didn't know there were this many left functional in the world let alone in one state. Excellent!!!

    Karmann Ghia steering wheel.

      1 month ago
  • 😂,the pics are great!

      1 month ago
  • Looks like a lot of fun was had. Thanks for sharing! Cheers!

      1 month ago