The 16 Worst Cars in History

1961 Amphicar

1961 Amphicar

Another German gem, the Amphicar is the only amphibious passenger car ever made available to the public. President Lyndon Johnson kept one at his Texas ranch. He’d play tricks on unsuspecting guests by veering toward a lake and yelling “The brakes don’t work! We’re going in!” He’d laugh when the car then floated onto the water. The Amphicar reached 70 miles per hour on land and seven miles per hour on water. Unfortunately, the Amphicar battled the one major problem that can sink a floating automobile—leakage.

Comments about “1961 Amphicar”

  1. Beatlesfan says:


  2. nerdman1 says:

    minus the leakage problams this car I so COOL to have.I want one!

    • racersg says:

      It has to be air-cooled so water won’t get in the engine.Cars w/o grilles are air-cooled and cars with grilles are water-cooled.

  3. 71 nova says:

    stupid :)

  4. ferraridude987 says:

    Cool car!!! looks like Indiana Jones’s car(or boat).. If they made a Ferrari version it would be better.

  5. speeddemon111 says:

    If it didn’t leak it would be awesome!

  6. mario 64 says:

    i want that car!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  7. escher24 says:

    This used to be James Bond’s dream vehicle; his body was found at the bottom of a lake later.

  8. i am the only burrito says:

    i can not believe they did not think about leakage

    • john101 says:

      i’m pretty sure they did, but what they actually did wasn’t the best thing to do. like using crappy sealent to save money. i don’t know

  9. Fang says:

    That would be cool if it didn’t leak:)

  10. Nameless says:

    that’s a pretty sweat ride

  11. lightscout says:

    Nice idea, but a design more toward the boat than the car might have made it successful

  12. Weird-o Man says:

    In Budapest, Hungary i saw a bus that did tours on land and water.

  13. mars132 says:

    i seen 1 befor its the size of 2 or 3 or 4 cars long and 2 cars wide it was aboat car it can hold 20 or 22 kids in it it was the shape of a boat with wheels on it.

  14. bboy says:

    wish they still made them

  15. Mr. johns says:

    “This is the only car that drives on water! Perfect for drives, gatherings, vacablub blurr glub-lub blop…”

  16. the scout says:

    Very cool but unsafe,very unsafe

  17. simswim99 says:

    if only it wouldn’t leak this thing would be way too sick!!

  18. simswim99 says:

    if only it wouldn’t leak this thing would sick!!

  19. supercar says:

    A bit cool but cars bolong on land dued.

  20. car nerd says:

    With better funding, provided that the blueprints are still in existence, the leakage problem could easily be fixed

  21. Epicface McGee says:

    What I want is an Amphicycle.

  22. The Appropriater says:

    Lyndon B. Johnson is apparently hilarious.

  23. kyletheterrorizer says:

    Hey dude, cars go on land, not in the waterways of Venice, duh…

  24. Beatlesfan says:

    Aww, that would be so awesome if it actually worked.

  25. Higuy19 says:

    Let me get things staight-is this a car or a boat?

  26. saminator the great says:

    Is that water supposed to be in there?

  27. ???? says:

    they lady is in love with him!!

  28. 67sniper says:

    seen one

  29. boost says:

    i wonder if that guy drowns

  30. leopard16 says:

    i agree with Sinker.

  31. I dont know says:

    to bad, that would be awesome

  32. fishy266 says:


  33. Sinker says:

    Cool but deadly.

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