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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.

53 Comments on 1961 Amphicar

  1. Cheesecake111703 // July 10, 2015 at 5:51 pm // Reply

    Cool car! It just needs some waterproofing…

  2. I WANT IT

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

    • 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.

  4. stupid 🙂

  5. ferraridude987 // August 3, 2011 at 12:53 pm // Reply

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

  6. speeddemon111 // August 2, 2011 at 7:54 am // Reply

    If it didn’t leak it would be awesome!

  7. i want that car!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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

  9. i am the only burrito // July 11, 2011 at 7:51 pm // Reply

    i can not believe they did not think about leakage

    • 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

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

  11. that’s a pretty sweat ride

  12. lightscout // July 4, 2011 at 2:37 pm // Reply

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

  13. Weird-o Man // July 1, 2011 at 11:40 am // Reply

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

  14. 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.

  15. wish they still made them

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

  17. Very cool but unsafe,very unsafe

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

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

  20. A bit cool but cars bolong on land dued.

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

  22. Epicface McGee // June 24, 2011 at 3:15 pm // Reply

    What I want is an Amphicycle.

  23. The Appropriater // June 24, 2011 at 3:11 pm // Reply

    Lyndon B. Johnson is apparently hilarious.

  24. kyletheterrorizer // June 23, 2011 at 3:39 pm // Reply

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

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

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

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

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

    Is that water supposed to be in there?

  28. they lady is in love with him!!

  29. seen one

  30. i wonder if that guy drowns

  31. i agree with Sinker.

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

    to bad, that would be awesome

  33. awesome!

  34. Cool but deadly.

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