Amphicar 1961


Amphicar 1961


Amphicar 1961

  • YEAR REVEALED 1961
  • PLACE OF ORIGIN Berlin, West Germany
  • HISTORICAL STATUS production car
  • ENGINE four-cylinder, 70ci (1,147 cc)
  • MAXIMUM POWER 43bhp
  • LAYOUT rear-mounted engine driving the rear wheels
  • BODYWORK four-seater convertible
  • TOP SPEED 70mph (112kph) on land; 7mph (12kph) in water
  • NUMBER BUILT 3,878

Hans Trippel designed this amphibious car after huge investment in research. It used a Triumph Herald engine in the back and steered with the front wheels.