Amphicar Aqua Water Cars in downtown Clermont Florida







Amphicar Aqua Water Cars

 I saw several of these Amphicars heading to downtown Clermont one day so I turned around and followed them.  I've always been fascinated with the Amphicar.  Here are a few photos and videos from spring of 2017.
 
HISTORY 
 
The Amphicar Model 770 is a anamphibious automobile, launched at the 1961New 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 Trippel, the amphibious vehicle was manufactured by the Quandt Groupat Lübeckand at Berlin-Borsigwalde, with a total of 3,878 manufactured in a single generation.
 
A descendant of the Volkswagen Schwimmwagen, 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.