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1961 Amphicar

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.

18 Comments on 1961 Amphicar

  1. Beatlesfan // June 23, 2011 at 2:57 pm // Reply

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

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

  3. saminator the great // June 22, 2011 at 11:36 am // Reply

    Is that water supposed to be in there?

  4. they lady is in love with him!!

  5. seen one

  6. i wonder if that guy drowns

  7. i agree with Sinker.

  8. I dont know // June 21, 2011 at 9:52 am // Reply

    to bad, that would be awesome

  9. awesome!

  10. Cool but deadly.

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